Manufacturers can be reluctant to show how well their products stand up. Our goal was to show the component wear compared to the estimated number of loads and amount of feed mixed in a Cloverdale mixer? We want to show the wear patterns on the floor, side walls, auger and frame. This will continue until we have a failure on one of these components.
Cloverdale offers a standard 5 year or 5,000 load warranty on the side walls, floor, auger and frame. These are the areas of a mixer that are expensive to repair and add to the overall cost of operation once you purchase a mixer. Augers are bolt in replacement components, but are part of our 5 year or 5,000 load warranty. The following photos from a dairy operation, show the wear patterns at 5,018, 8,171, 9,963, 12,469, 15,876 and 19,264 loads through a 1100 Cloverdale. This mixer was put into service in the summer of 2015. There are too many variables to determine what you can expect on your feeding operation. Therefore, we are showing wear patterns on a mixer that is more than 14,000 loads beyond the 5,000-load warranty.
First Check Dec. 20th, 2016
5,018 loads, 125,000,000 pounds of feed.
Check Sept. 5th, 2017
8,171 loads, 189,107,910 pounds of feed.
Check Jan. 11th, 2018
9,963 loads, 221,107,910 pounds of feed.
Check Jul. 9th, 2018
12,469 loads, 265,857,910 pounds of feed.
Check March 1st, 2019
15,876 loads, 348,107.910 pounds of feed.
Check Oct. 28th, 2019
19,264 loads, 429,419,910 pounds of feed.