Posted 11/23/2012 19:19 (#2712947 - in reply to #2712812) Subject: Re: Talk me out of a reel mixer
+1. We feed straw in some of our rations to certain groups. We chop it with a field chopper and bag it. if you feed it long 90% of it will remain in the manger. Yes we are on our 3rd reel mixer. WE had a bucket get dumped in ours and it just bent one of the beams. Just went to our local iron dealer and bought a beam like it and drilled a couple of holes in it and we were back in business. But if you get a reel don't undersize it as they don't mix well when they are overloaded.