Henry Ford was once quoted as saying of his iconic Model T motorcar that “you can have it in any colour you like, so long as it’s black.” Yet, despite his somewhat intransigent attitude to customisation, he went on to become one of the most successful car makers of all time.
Here at Kelvin Cave Ltd we’re known for our brand leading Korte (green) and Murska (purple) grain processing machines, all of which are synonymous with quality and reliability. However, we don’t subscribe to a ‘one size fits all’ philosophy – and we’re not just talking throughput capacities of 1.5 to 50 tonnes/hour either. We understand that farmers and contractors often have very different and specific needs and expectations from their machines, which, unlike Henry Ford, we are more than happy to deliver.
Over the years we have faced numerous challenges from customers seeking to incorporate the proven performance of our grain-crimping and rolling technology into machines that can offer even more than just their outstanding grain-processing ability. This has brought about the development of mill-and-mix machines with integrated on-board hoppers and tanks for adding minerals, protein and molasses supplements to grain to produce high value, balanced, concentrate feed at the point of processing.
Korte 1400 by Kelvin Cave LtdThanks to our dedicated engineering team and extensive fabrication and workshop facilities, we can design and build bespoke chassis and trailer units to help make machines across the range easily relocatable, as well as constructing static, gantry-mounted installations, such as this electrically powered Korte 1400 (pictured right), which is destined for a feed blending facility.
Add-ons, such as on-board weighing, have proved particularly popular with contractors who need to monitor and record throughput accurately for their clients, as well as for farmers seeking a simple method of determining crop yields.
Our own KC Bruiser 600 and 1250 British-built grain-rolling machines are helping to further expand the options available to farmers, and can also be fitted with weighing systems and ancillary features.
With the harvest season all but over for another year, now is a good time to take stock of the toll taken on machines and plan ahead for any maintenance or repairs that may be necessary.
We can undertake all forms of mechanical and electrical repairs and refurbishment including complete strip-downs, bearing and drive-train replacements, roller refurbishment and machining, shot blasting, re-spraying, rewiring and general maintenance checks.
Much of this work is best done before laying-up machines for the winter and, if done now, can contribute significantly to longevity and reliability over time. Contact us now to book your machine in for a refurbishment or to discuss your specific requirements for a bespoke mill-and-mix unit.
As the sole UK distributor for Korte and Murska we have exclusive access to approved spares and components, as well as the technical expertise and support of the world leader in grain-processing machinery.