Challenger Nursery Feeder.™ – right choice for today’s nurseries
Farmweld Challenger Nursery Feeders accommodate delicate, newly weaned pigs and are robust enough to withstand the abuse of the largest nursery pigs. This feeder is designed for pigs from 8 pounds (3.6 kg) to 90 pounds (40 kg) with 50% more head and shoulder room than industry standards.
The Farmweld Challenger Nursery Feeder offers the patented R Adjust™ System with easy-to-read technology. The revolutionary R Adjust System provides INFINITE control over feed adjustments, better control over feed costs, and easier management all with no more clicks. The R Adjust System’s innovative assembly uses a combination of tension, friction, and leverage for concise, worry-free control over feed dispersion.
The R Adjust is easy to operate for extreme accuracy and infinite control of feeder settings.
Low-rise front lip design means smallest pigs can easily reach feed, promoting a fast start.
Reinforced corners and completely hemmed edges means fewer chances for injury.
50% more head and shoulder room vs. industry standards means pigs are more comfortable at the feeder so they eat more, waste less feed, and grow faster. Feeding space is 6″ (153 mm) wide by 7″ (191 mm) deep.
Fully welded 100% #304 stainless steel (the same material used to store corrosive industrial chemicals) means the feeders are highly durable, resist corrosion and damage, and clean out easily and thoroughly.
Tall 30″ (762 mm) feeder height means more capacity. Feeders have large feeding spaces, more head and shoulder room, and no need for extension boxes. Even older pigs can’t reach the top to damage feed drops.
Choice of lengths – 18″ (457 mm) with 3 feed spaces, 12 pigs per side; 24″ (610 mm) with 4 feed spaces, 16 pigs per side; 30″ (762 mm) with 5 feed spaces, 20 pigs per side; 36″ (915 mm) with 6 feed spaces, 24 pigs per side; 42″ (1,067 mm) with 7 feed spaces, 28 pigs per side, and 48″ (1,220 mm) with 8 feed spaces, 32 pigs per side; 60″ (1,524 mm) with 10 feed spaces, 40 pigs per side.
Crank adjustments are available upon request.
The innovative numeric dial makes it easy to select and communicate the proper feeder settings to your production team.
Big, heavy-duty nursery gating is 30″ (762 mm) high with 3/4″ (19 mm) solid top and bottom rods. Thick 1/2″ (13 mm) solid vertical rods on 2 1/2″ (64 mm) centers keep pigs from climbing. Available in up to 10 1/2″ (3.3 m) lengths. Weighs 10 pounds per foot (4.6 kg/305 mm). Gating can be flipped upside down for double the useful life.
Challenger Nursery Feeders feature a moving feed gate agitation system with easy top adjustment which means less waste because access can be made “just right” to match pig size; and feed flows evenly and does not wick up moisture from feed bowl.
Exclusive triangular shaped wire dividers won’t trap pigs. Little pigs can’t get stuck in the trough.
The Flip-to-Clean system allows the feeder to be rotated upside down for thorough cleaning — without the need for removing the feeder from the fence line. Feeders can be locked in two positions for cleaning and drip drying after cleaning. Cleanup crews will love how easy it is to clean and dry all angles of the feeder with the Flip-to-Clean system.
Farmweld offers a wide range of nursery products including flooring, gating and water cups.