ORTON, Ontario — Jake Tamminga, President of Jaylor, announced that Jaylor has purchased controlling interest in MMI International (formerly Mohrlang). MMI is a leading manufacturer of 4 auger horizontal feed mixers, delivery boxes, and manure spreaders, primarily serving the feedlot industry in the USA.

“For decades we’ve been die-hard proponents of the vertical auger, and on most operations it is the best solution, but there are some commercial applications where the horizontal mixer has proven to be a better fit.” Mr. Tamminga further noted, “The proprietary quad auger design that Dan Powers, and his team at MMI developed takes advantage of modern hydrostatic smart controls while still being functionally simple and reliable.”

Jaylor will offer three truck mount models of the Horizontal Quad Auger TMR Mixers: H1650, H1850, and H1950 ranging in capacity from 650cu.ft. (18.4m3 ) to 950cu.ft. (26.9m3 ), available today. Simplicity is the keynote, as the entire range has been engineered to be simple yet robust, providing years of trouble free performance. The Hydrostatic Planetary Drive system provides quiet operation with soft-start and variable speed, allowing precise mixing and feed out speeds without revving the engine, while effectively eliminating harmful shock-loads. An intuitive joystick control activates all mixing and feeding functions, allowing operators to concentrate on feed placement without needing to look down at the controls. Improvements in the current industry-leading warranty are also being offered.

Rugged design and construction of the engineered mixer body eliminates the need for a subframe, making it lighter and stronger. A simple discharge chute design eliminates the need for augers, chains and bearings, translating to lower maintenance. The innovative quad-auger design has been engineered to efficiently handle rations with a wide range of ingredients from wet brewers to high-forage diets. Through hundreds of mix studies, the design has been refined to consistently mix partial and full loads without the dead spots of conventional 4-auger mixers. Through the end of the year, Jaylor will be introducing the full line of MMI products including Truck Mounted Manure Spreaders, Delivery Boxes and Trailer Model Horizontal TMR Mixers.

Throughout its 60-year history, MMI has gained a reputation of building simple and reliable products that last, possible in large part by understanding the needs of their customers. Dan Powers, CEO of MMI International, comes from a feedlot background; being a former MMI customer he knows just what feedlot managers and owners are looking for in equipment. “MMI is widely known among feedlot managers for building rugged, reliable horizontal auger mixers that operate efficiently, and with long term service.” Mr. Powers added “these benefits and Jaylor’s long term stability and international marketing success, will provide assured reliability for all our customers.

Jaylor partners with Storti S.p.A.

At the Canadian Dairy Expo today Jaylor will also reveal its partnership with Storti S.p.A for the distribution of the Doberman EVO Self-Propelled TMR Mixer line. Jaylor will focus on four models, the SV170AS, SW220AS, SW270GPAS, and SW300GPHS with capacities of 600cu.ft. (17m3), 775cu.ft (22m3), 950cu.ft (27m3), and 1060cu.ft (30m3), respectively. In the coming years Jaylor intends to integrate their patented Square-Cut auger with the Storti technology, merging both industry-leading technologies.

The units are equipped with the exclusive Fiber Pickup System which is optimized for loading long forage one direction and fine material in the other to save time and ensure the silage bunk face is optimally maintained. Powered by FPT Tier 4 Final 6-cylinder turbo engines via the MechDrive, fuel saving of 25% over hydraulic powered systems is often experienced, and Storti observed their average user consumes just 3.4 gal/h (13L/h).

Following last year’s acquisition of a number of product lines from Trinnovation, including Jaylor’s Dump Wagon and Manure Spreaders, the company is set to continue to be an industry leader of ag products which supply the input and handle the output of modern livestock practices.