With the introduction of the Lely Juno feed pusher, Lely provides you with the ultimate solution. The feed pusher moves along the feeding alley automatically, thereby following the feed fence. When in operation, the machine pushes the feed towards the feed fence without disturbing the cows. Since the Lely Juno is a stand-alone machine, barn modifications are seldom required, and it can be used in almost any type of barn. With the introduction of the Lely Juno feed pusher, Lely provides you with the ultimate solution. The feed pusher moves along the feeding alley automatically, thereby following the feed fence. When in operation, the machine pushes the feed towards the feed fence without disturbing the cows. Since the Lely Juno is a stand-alone machine, barn modifications are seldom required, and it can be used in almost any type of barn.
The Lely Juno is a battery-operated vehicle, which returns to the charging station after each run. The charging station is mounted at a convenient point in the feeding alley. This charging station also functions as the starting point of each run.
The route to be followed by the Lely Juno can be set by using the E-link control. This only has to be done once, when the pusher is installed. Programming couldn’t be easier. The flexibility of the different routing possibilities ensures feeding can be evenly spread around the clock and that feed is available for the cows at all times, day and night.
The Lely Juno is driven by two wheels and supported by a third wheel. The built-in ultrasound sensor ensures that the feed pusher follows the feeding fence at pre-determined distances.
The Lely Juno 150: Inductive device sensor
The Lely Juno 150 features an inductive device sensor, which ensures the unit follows the pre-programmed routes accurately. This sensor detects the pre-installed metal strip near the end of the route. The Lely Juno is suitable for all level and paved feeding alleys, can follow different types of feeding fences and is able to push feed piles as high as 65 cm.
A strong machine
The main frame of the unit is formed by a heavy concrete block that gives the feed pusher the required mass to push the forage over the set distance.
A rotatable surface, at the lower part of the Lely Juno, pushes the feed towards the feeding fence while the vehicle moves in a straight line along the feeding alley.
Optimisation of the Lely Juno software, allows to push dynamically. This means that the Juno decides by itself which distance, based on the amount of feed in the feeding alley, it will take to the feeding fence. Smart software also saves you work here! Whatever feeding scheme you choose, the Lely Juno feed pusher takes care of pushing the feed the correct way in every situation.
The Lely Juno operates in the feeding alley, which is an easily accessible part of the barn, therefore, safety is of paramount importance. Consequently, the feed pusher features a special mechanism: the collision detector. It makes sure that the feed pusher stops as soon as it hits an obstacle.
Constant availability of feed stimulates cow traffic and increases the dry matter intake (+3.5%), especially during the night; in addition, feed residues are reduced.
Fodder pushed up throughout the day improves cow traffic and provides roughage around the clock.
The Lely Juno continuously pushes fodder towards the feed fence. The cows are thus given no opportunity to be selective since an equal quantity of roughage is available at the feed fence day and night.
When combined with a milking robot, the Lely Juno has proven that it increases the visiting rate to the robot (+ 10.9%), day and night. Increased visits result in higher milk production, especially for lower-ranking cows. In addition, the milking robot is used more efficiently and fewer cows appear on the attention lists. Due to the regular pattern of the Lely Juno, low-ranking cows can also access fresh roughage, after the high-ranking cows have had their fill. Based on three feed rounds of 10 minutes a day each, the Lely Juno will save you at least 183 hours, i.e. 22 8-hour working days a year! Moreover, the Lely Juno ensures unrivalled flexibility; you can let the Juno push the feed as often and whenever you like, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Improved feed intake means a reduction of waste fodder. The Lely Juno also saves on work, fuel, and wear and tear of equipment. The Lely Juno is equipped with an energy-efficient electric motor. The Lely Juno is extremely energy-efficient and has a positive effect on CO₂ emissions. On a yearly basis, a tractor or shovel uses ten times as much energy and emits approximately four times as much CO.