"Our Cloverdale gets used many hours every day, year round. The only time we think about it is when the dealer comes to change the oil. It’s great."
- Jon Larson, Larcrest Dairy, Albert Lea, MN
"This is our second Cloverdale mixer. We had another brand, but we were always wearing something out. We went to a bigger mixer and save three hours a day feeding. It works great."
- Mitch Thompson and Miguel Rojas, Thompson Family Dairy LLC, Lewiston, MN
Own a 900 Cloverdale
"We move bales several miles and like our bale carrier because we only need one guy to move bales. There is a learning curve the first day, but you could never have it back now."
- Ethan and Jamie Mundt, Mundt Farm, Utica, MN
Own a 14/12 Cloverdale Mega Bale Carrier
"We had a different vertical mixer, but our Cloverdale is easier to start with the two speed transmission. We really like the tub magnet and the walking tandems."
- Jamie and Ethan Mundt, Mundt Farm, Utica, MN
Own a 550 Cloverdale
"On our old vertical mixer, we would have the core of the bales get stuck in between the augers and would have to dump the ration and start over. Our Cloverdale has a more consistent ration with the hay and it was a lot less expensive."
- Todd and Tyler Vorwerk, Vorwerk Dairy, Gibbon, MN
Own a 900T Cloverdale
"We switched to a Cloverdale 420 and our components went up and production increased 5 lbs."
- Andrew Gathje, Stewartville, MN
"I really like the 4- weigh bar system and the ease of servicing our Cloverdale 500T."
- Joe Ancell, University of Missouri
"Love the simplicity of the Cloverdale 500T. With feeding two wet bales per batch, the stainless steel discharge still looks great after several years."
- Tim & Sara Banze
"Local service just blocks away. Love our Cloverdale 650T. Really like being able to call the company and visit with the owner."
- Eric Jones, Jones Livestock Auction
"We have had two other vertical mixers and our Cloverdale is built heavier. Taylor does most of the feeding and we like that we can mix as fast as we load it. We put in two 1500 lb. CRP bales and fi ll it with silage. It mixes great. The tub magnet is impressive. We check it ever week and haven’t had any hardware problems."
- Taylor, Dillon & Augustus Hoffman, Tuttle, ND
Own a 720 Cloverdale
"We bought it new in 2021 because of the drought and made 1200 bales of CRP grass, It saved us a ton of time and wear and tear on our truck. On her best day, Taylor moved 350,1500 lb. bales, in ten hours.."
- Dillon, Taylor & Augustus Hoffman, Tuttle, ND
Own a 12/14 Bale Carrier
"A couple of other farmers recommended a Cloverdale, so we switched to a little bigger vertical mixer. We like the four load cell weighing system better, the two speed gear box and we can unload faster than our old mixer."
- Blue Horizon Farms, Rochester, MN
Paul Stellpflug, Marjorie Hofer, Paul Holtegaard Own 900 Cloverdale mixer
"We replaced our auger mixer with a Cloverdale three years ago. We can feed anything in it and like it. Our neighbor saw it and ordered one also."
- Scott Baune, Marshall, MN
Owns a 350 Cloverdale
"We replaced our reel mixer with a Cloverdale and can process hay now. You couldn’t pry it away from us now."
- Carl Louwagie, Clarkfield, MN
550 twin screw Cloverdale
"We had an auger mixer before and feed sweet corn waste and chopped hay. Our Cloverdale works much better."
- Steven McGarvey, McGarvey Farms, Buckingham, IA
Model 310 twin screw Cloverdale mixer
"We feed baleage and used a different vertical mixer before and had a dead spot. Our Cloverdale processes feed better and mixes faster."
- Steve Hoffman, Hoffman Dairy, New Ulm, MN
Own a 500 Cloverdale
"We did own a different vertical mixer before, but like the Cloverdale weighing system a lot better."
- Luke and Rachel Wiethoff, Gibbon, MN
Own a 420 Cloverdale
"We had a different vertical mixer, but our Cloverdale is less maintenance, mixes better and we like the walking tandems."
- Nate Ronsiek and Ryan Persinger, N R Farms, Hawarden, IA
"We switched vertical mixers to a Cloverdale and love the walking tandems. The old mixer was smaller, but our Cloverdale pulls a lot easier through the yard and mixes well."
- Amber, Sammy and Jeff Brueggemeier, Brueggemeier Farm, Carver, MN
"We bought our Cloverdale Bale Carrier late last year, so we only moved 150 corn stalk bales. Its much easier than using a skid steer, tractor and trailer and looks like it will save us a lot of time."
- Jim Dieball, Dieball Dairy LLC, Green Isle, MN
"We had a different vertical mixer, but the Cloverdale is built better and cost less money. It does a great job of mixing."
- Jim and Karl Dieball, Dieball Dairy LLC, Green Isle, MN
"We like the mix uniformity in our Cloverdale. The TMR audit shows it did extremely well from front to back, all the way down the bunk."
- Dean Allen, Gar-Lin Dairy, Eyota, MN
"We had a different vertical mixer before and did try another brand before we bought. That one was almost twice as much as our Cloverdale. We like the two speed because we like to run the mixer a little slower. Our Cloverdale is bigger and we use the same tractor as before."
- Tim and Sheri Marcus, Raymond, MN
"Our Cloverdale is our first mixer. We used to free choice hay, corn and pellets. Now we mix grass hay, silage, high moisture rolled corn, dry whole corn and protein pellets. Our gains went up 10%. The mix looks good and is consistent."
- Mike Massmann, St Augusta, MN
"We had a different vertical mixer. When we were looking to replace it, the Cloverdale was priced better. It works better and I like the two way discharge. It's a very good mixer."
- Craig Dittbenner, Spring Creek Dairy, Sleepy Eye, MN
"We switched vertical mixers. Our Cloverdale mixes faster and chops up round balage bales faster."
- Steve Sjostrom, Sjostrom Farms, Lafayette, MN
"We did 6500 corn stalk bales last year. With a skid steer I could move 200 to 300 bales a day. My best day with our Cloverdale was 1,200 bales. We save 10 days of labor each year."
- Josh Luehmann, operator/mechanic, KDS Farms, Cresco, IA
"We switched to a Cloverdale mixer last fall. It mixes and unloads more consistently than our old vertical mixer and it mixes faster."
- Scott and Alan Hageman, Decorah, Iowa
"We replaced our last vertical mixer with a Cloverdale. It's built like a tank and we love the walking tandems, the larger capacity and the price was better."
- Left to right: Landen, Blair, Emily and Derk Radloff of Radloff Angus, Luana, Iowa
"Our old vertical mixer with single tires would wreck our yard with ruts. We like the walking tandems on our Cloverdale. It’s bigger than our old mixer and has a two speed."
- Josh and Jerry Kelm, Faribault, MN
"We traded our old vertical for a Cloverdale 550 twin screw. The mixing time is much shorter, and our fat and protein numbers went up. It’s bigger and lower than our old mixer."
- Mitch and Hilary Thompson of Thompson Family Dairy, Lewiston, MN, with Dylan, Cullen and Sophia
"Our old vertical mixer would bounce all over the road. We switched to a 650 for more capacity, the hydro shift two speed and the walking tandems work much better. The Cloverdale is a really good mixer."
- Steven Kurth and Gary Kieffer, Utica, MN
"Our old vertical mixer would plug up and wouldn’t mix as well as our Cloverdale. Roberta does the feeding and she loves it."
- Tim Gadient, Zumbrota, MN
"We switched from a three auger mixer to a Cloverdale. This is a bigger mixer but it pulls easier. We can feed more roughage now and have a very consistent mix."
- Matt and Ethan Deutsch, Eden, SD.
"We can feed as much hay as we want now. With our old horizontal mixer, we had to cut the hay out of it."
- Kevin and Owen Banks, Lynd, MN.
"This is our first Cloverdale, but we have owned several other vertical mixers. It used to take 5 hours to mix before and now we can feed in 1 1/2 hours."
- Steve, Julia and Colleen Berscheit, Sleepy Eye, MN.
"We have used a four auger mixer in the past and still use a three auger mixer along with our Cloverdale. Now we use more hay and still save 10 minutes on each load. We like our Cloverdale."
- Amy and Lonnie Wolff, Steele, ND.
Brandan and Nathan are third generation farmers in Eden S.D. Their grandfather, Tom Sr., started the farming operation near their present location after the war. The brothers and their father Tom Jr., bought 20 cows in 1992. After college in 1998, they moved back to the farm and today they feed 280 cows.
“We knew we had to change,” Brandan said. “We had been using a three-auger horizontal mixer for seven or eight years. First, we tried a vertical mixer with a belt discharge. There just wasn’t enough clearance under the incline for how we were feeding, and it unloaded poorly because the incline was too steep. We started to check out other mixers and talked to other farmers.
Our neighbor, twenty miles from us, had bought a Cloverdale last year and we really liked the stainless-steel conveyor and walking tandems. When we started checking prices on other mixers, they were more money and we still didn’t get the features we wanted. Everyone we talked to liked the Cloverdale. Our neighbor bought a single screw, but we decided to go with a twin screw. Our ration is ground hay, chopped alfalfa and silage and our mix is a lot nicer now. It’s consistent from the first 100 lbs. to the end of the bunk.”
- Steiner Brothers, Eden, SD
"We switched from a side discharge vertical mixer to the front door Cloverdale. This mixer is a little bigger and we feed faster. Part of our ration is 1400 lbs. of hay and corn silage. The mix is good and we love the front door discharge."
- Ben Henning, Waverly, IA
"We switched from a twin screw vertical mixer to a Cloverdale 550. We can process two 1200 lb. bales in less than 10 minutes. It use to take 15 minutes to do one bale. Our Cloverdale does twice the production in half the time. There was no comparison."
- Bill Smude, Brainerd,MN
"We started with a three auger horizontal mixer on our beef operation. Because we couldn't put in long grass hay, we had to free choice some of our ingredients. When we added too much hay, the ration would hang up on the top RH auger. We just couldn't feed the ration we wanted. With our Cloverdale, everything goes into the mixer. We feed corn stalks, big square bales of grass hay, corn silage, wet t distillers and minerals. The ration looks good."
- Troy (LH) and Tim (RH) Geistfeld, Lone Rock Farms,Truman MN
"We had two other vertical mixers before this. Our new Cloverdale is more efficient and mixes better."
- Rich Ristau, Ristau Dairy Farm, Janesville, MN
"We’ve owned three mixers in the past and I didn’t think anyone could make a better mixer. We decided to give Cloverdale a try and I can’t find a thing I don’t like about it."
"It cleans out as well as our old mixer and we like the dual kicker on the auger better. The walking tandems are built much heavier and the mixer doesn’t bounce like our old mixer. Even with the walking tandems, the big flotation tires don’t cut in like our old truck style tires. I also like how the discharge chain is protected from the feed."
"I spoke directly with Cloverdale and they built us a special discharge with our own hydraulic controls. We added a stainless steel liner and tub magnet."
"The Cloverdale was a lot less money and we think it will last longer."
- Gary Elsbernd, RGM Farms, milk 300 cows near Calmar, IA
"Our old mixer was a reel and we had put some repairs into it, but it was time to change. We had talked to the dealer and John at Cloverdale about trying a 420. It was easier to pull around the farm than our old reel mixer and it mixes better. We really it."
"We like the tub magnet also. It's easy to check and really seems to work."
- David Bakke, Bakke Farms, Lansboro, MN
"We bought our bale carrier on Friday and Tanner moved 475 bales on Saturday. It's a simple design, work great and was less money than the other brand we looked at."
- Tanner and Mark Kopitzke, Clarkfield, MN
"We couldn't process hay with our reel mixer, so we switched to a Cloverdale. There is less sorting and our milk production and components improved. The mixer is well built. We love it."
- Emily and Jerry Braun, Lone Oak Farms, Cologne, MN
"We switched from a feed wagon to our Cloverdale and don't free choice hay any longer. There is a lot less waste, we feed faster and save labor. Our Cloverdale is a good wagon."
- Adam St. Germain, St. Germain Simmentals and Claey's Family Simmentals, Winnebago, MN
"Our Cloverdale is our first mixer and have owned it for more than a year. We looked at other mixers and tried another brand but the Cloverdale mixed better. It does a good job and saves us a lot of feed. I bought our mixer from the local dealer, but I tried to call other manufacturers. John (Hoover) was the only one to call me back. He actually stopped by the farm and I was very impressed."
- Duane Leppert, Lansing, IA. Grand View Farms
Grand View Farms is a century farm in N.E. Iowa.
"Our Bale Carrier is heavy duty and works well. We don't tear up our hay fields and only need one person to keep up with our baler."
- Jeff Rinde, Rinde Farms, Long Prairie, MN.
"We switched vertical mixers and our Cloverdale did a better job mixing and unloads better."
- Bob Bryniarski, Rinde Farms, Long Prairie, MN.
"We switched vertical mixers to a bigger Cloverdale and were able to cut back three batches and save one hour per day feeding. The stainless steel conveyor and hyro shift two speed are nice."
- Jason and Tom Shea, Shea Dairy Inc, Utica, MM.