Gladiator: a feed pan for all purposes
For many decades poultry farmers all over the world have appreciated the benefits of Big Dutchman feed pans. Now an innovative development has been added to the long series of established classical products: Big Dutchman’s Gladiator turkey feed pan, which is being presented for the first time at VIV Europe, is a pan which can be used for rearing as well as for growing purposes. A particular highlight here: the versatile Big Dutchman newcomer has been conceived specially to suit different pipe diameters. This guarantees optimum conveyance speed, even in very long turkey housing where larger pipe diameters are used.
Two different feed dishes have been developed for the Gladiator. A low dish in the rearing phase ensures that the birds have easy access to their feed. As the pans can be filled completely, the chicks are guaranteed an ideal start. In the growing phase, the rearing dish can be easily exchanged for a dish with an integrated feed saving collar.
A further advantage of the Gladiator is the flooding mechanism: As an alternative to being filled manually, the pans can also be filled automatically by means of a centralised flooding arrangement. This naturally means less work for the turkey farmer. The flooding slide is also fitted with weights to prevent any unintentional adjustment of the feed level by the birds.
The simple arrangement for exchanging the pans also represents a further form of work facilitation: plug-in systems exclusively are used which means the dishes can be removed and re-fitted easily. Utmost importance has also been accorded to ideal cleaning conditions: the open design of the Gladiator guarantees that the pans can be cleaned easily as well as thoroughly after each batch.