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SILOKING Self-propelled vertical feed mixer wagon SILOKING SelfLine 4.0 Premium 2215-19


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A test mark “DLG-APPROVED FULL TEST” is awarded for agricultural products which have successfully fulfilled a comprehensive usability testing conducted by DLG according to independent and recognised assessment criteria. During this examination, all essential characteristics of a product are neutrally evaluated from the perspective of the practitioner. The test process includes examinations on test benches and under different conditions. In addition, the test subject must prove itself during a practical testing under operational conditions. The test conditions and procedures as well as the evaluation of the test results are specified by an independent Test Commission in a test frame, and continuously adapted according to the recognized rules of technology, as well as the scientific and agricultural knowledge and requirements. The successful testing is concluded with the publication of a test report, as well as the awarding of the test mark which is valid for five years from the date of awarding.

The DLG-Approved Full Test is comprised of measurements and feasibility study on farm operations. In the practical operations, the removal and filling, mixing, feed discharge, fuel consumption are measured, and the operation, handling, maintenance and durability are assessed. The test was conducted in accordance with the DLG test framework for feed mixing and distribution vehicles (as of October 2008).

Evaluation – short version

The self-propelled vertical feed mixer wagon SILOKING SelfLine 4.0 Premium 2215-19 tested here was examined with respect to its functional properties in a DLG-Approved Full Test under practical usage conditions. The mixing accuracy, processing performance and fuel consumption were better than the standard.

Table 1: Results at a glance

Test feature Test result Evaluation*
Removal and filling + +
Removal performance loader wagon grass silage: 947 kg/min + +
grass silage: 1,324 kg/min + +
maize silage: 3,521 kg/min + +
Hashing effect loader wagon grass silage: 6 % + +
grass silage: 5 % + +
Cutting surface in the clamp clean +
Discharge losses low +
Feed debris on the ground very minor + +
Mixing** +
Mixing accuracy
– half-full mix loader wagon grass silage grass/maize silage: 2.1 % +
loader wagon grass silage/maize silage: 2.8 % +
– full mix grass silage/maize silage: 2.5 % +
loader wagon grass silage/maize silage: 2.6 % +
Mixing time short; after filling 3 min +
Hashing effect good +
to exclude smashing + +
Weighing + +
Accuracy (max./min. load) < 1 or 2.4 % deviation from the true filling weight + +
Feed discharge +
Overview of the left discharge satisfactory o
Overview of the right discharge sufficient
Discharge performance high +
Swath discharge is not run over + +
Emptying almost no food debris in the hopper +
Handling +
Driving very manoeuvrable + +
direct steering movements on the rear axle require practice and experience o
Operation simple and with a clear overview +
– Arrangement appropriate, wide and comfortable entry +
– View constrained by the cutting arm o
– Equipment enhanced, good space availability + + /+
– Heating/ventilation good +
Machine equipment high standard +
Usage behaviour +
Engine performance 160 kW, 4-cylinder, sufficient +
Fuel consumption during a test cycle an average of 16.6 l/h or 1.3 l/t n.a.
Drive hydrostatic, two-stage + +
Turning circle maximum 11.15 m + +
Tyres sufficient o
Brake wet multi-disk brake on the front axle + +
Noise level 70.6 dB(A) + +
Maintenance +
Bearings and lubrication points central lubrication system + +
Drive normal +
Drive accessibility easily accessible +
Cabin low +
Cabin accessibility can be opened and accessed easily +
Operating instructions / spare parts list good +
clear and extensive +
Durability +
Practical use no damage +
Occupational safety
examined by the DPLF
Traffic safety
registration certificate part I

* Evaluation range: ++ / + / ◯ / – (◯ = standard / n.a. = not applicable
**    Evaluation area during the mixing: + / ◯ / –

The product

Self-propelled feed mixer wagon SILOKING SelfLine 4.0 Premium 2215-19 m³

Description and technical data

Self-propelled feed mixer wagon SILOKING SelfLine Premium 2215-19 for independent filling, creating and distributing uniform feed mixes using self-loading.

Compact construction with a four-wheel running gear and steering through the twin wheels attached in the centre of the rear.

Driver cab arranged on the left side.

Description and technical data  
Motor 160 kW (218 PS) Volvo 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine
emission control level IV
Drive hydrostatic, two-stage
Brake wet multi-disk brakes on the front axle
– Service brake hydraulic
– Parking brake pneumatic
Chassis two-axle, four-wheeled, steering axle rear, wheelbase 4800 mm
Top speed 1st level: 15 km/h
2nd level: 25 km/h
Capacity 19 m³
Opening top, length x width 4,250 mm x 2,200 mm
Material thickness and type
– Side panel 6 mm, S355J2G3 plus SILONOX on the discharge and inner wedges
– Floor 15 mm, S355J2G3
Extraction and filling system
Cutting machine with belt conveyor hydraulic drive; 42 (6 x 7) curved knives, plus transport blades
Maximum extraction distance 4.15 m (bottom of cutting drum)
Extraction width 2.00 m
Maximum extraction depth 0.10 m
Conveyor channel
– Outer dimensions, length x width x height 3,600 mm x 700 mm x 700 mm
– usable free space, width x height 700 mm x 430 mm
Goods conveyor
– Length (axle distance) and type 3,000 mm, conveyor
– Driver driver distance: 360 mm
driver height: 20 mm
rubber lip
– Material PVC
Mixing system
Vertical mixing auger 3 windings
with 7 adjustable and exchangeable hardened XS blades
Auger inclination 450 mm
Material thickness and type 15 mm, S355J2G3
Two-stage hydraulic motor
– Rotation speed 1st step (at 1,900 min-1): 20 min-1
2nd step (at 2,200 min-1): 46 min-1
Gear ratio 1 : 78.28
Counter cutting knives 2, hydraulically operated
integral switching
Weighing system
Programmable scale DG600 (Dinamica Generale)
Display illuminated yes
Digit height 45 mm
Storable mixture recipes 99
Possible components during the loading 24
Storable discharge programs 48
Storable discharge points 48
Number of weighing bars 4
Discharge technology
Double-sided discharge rear left: retractable chain conveyor
rear right: retractable chain conveyor
Discharge conveyor hydraulically extendible
– Length, axle distance 750 mm; 600 mm; width 1,000 mm
– Driver driver distance: 230 mm
driver height: 20 mm
– Height above ground 500 mm
Discharge opening, width x height LH: 920 mm x 640 mm; RH: 920 mm x 640 mm
Dosing valve hydraulically operated
Fuel, lubricants and coolant, filling quantities
Fuel tank 200 litres
AdBlue 26 litres
Transmission oil
– Cutting transmission 1.1 litres
– Mixer gear front/rear 20.75 litres/20.25 litres
Hydraulic oil 140 litres when changing
Motor oil 13 litres
Motor coolant 43 litres

Special equipment

Special equipment (tested)
Discharge conveyor rear left, extendible diagonally upwards, length 750 mm;
Additional discharge gate incl. discharge conveyor rear left, extendible diagonally upwards, length 750 mm;
Retractable mirror right; SILOKING automatic lubrication system

Special equipment (not tested)
Was present in the testing machine, but was not tested: Automatic climate control; suspension lowering (front and rear); input funnel in the mixing container, incl. input auger with drive motor; heavy-duty magnet on the mixing auger

Further special equipment:
15 km/h version, 40 km/h version, rear steering with independent suspension, tyres front 385/65/R 22.5, tyres front 400/70/R 22.5, 129 kW (175 HP) 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine, various discharge doors with/without folding and fixed discharge variations, loading conveyor belt made of rubber, SILONOX equipment

Main dimensions and weights  
Length in transport position: 8,600 mm Track width front: 1,920 mm
in working position: 8,000 mm rear: 480 mm
Width machine width: 2,550 mm Outer dimension of the track front: 2,410 mm
machine width with mirror: 3,100 mm rear: 800 mm
Height in transport position (cutter horizontally): 3,150 mm Ground clearance 230 mm
in working position (cutter completely lifted): 4,700 mm Admissible total weight 15,520 kg
hopper: 2,900 mm Admissible Axle load front: 11,500 kg
total: 2,940 mm rear: 4,500 kg
Tyres front: GOODYEAR 495/45 R 22.5 Kerb weight 12,320 kg

Basic equipment

  • 3-point suspension with a low height design
  • Variable control of the driving speed through a speed pedal, 1 operating range (0 to 15 km/h)
  • Control of the machine functions via CAN-Bus board
  • 7” display for the presentation of machine functions, valve display, speed and weighing data
  • Feed table management: individually programmable sequence of the discharge functions
  • 2 m wide extraction cutting machine with up to 5.0 m extraction height
  • 700 mm wide loading conveyor belt
  • Colour camera system: 4-section monitor in the cabin, as well as 2 cameras (connection possibility for a max. of 2 additional cameras)
  • Auger speed can be switched in 2 levels per button actuation under load
  • Volvo 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine, 5.1 l displacement, emission level IV
  • LED package for working lights and cab roof
  • Single-surface cooler with automatic reversing device
  • Cabin with glass roof and heated exterior mirrors
  • Air-cushioned driver seat
  • Hydraulic oil pre-heating with plug-in connection for 230 V socket
  • 2 mixing augers with adjustable, hardened XS knives
  • 2 SILOKING planetary gearboxes with 4 planets
  • 2 hydraulic counter cutting knives with automatic function
  • Edged hopper
  • SILONOX wear protection at the discharge, and additionally at the hopper inner wedges: SILONOX is a special stainless steel alloy with special properties
    1. Corrosion resistant against chemical wear (rust)
    2. Abrasion resistant against mechanical wear (friction during mixing)
  • FlowPlus hopper ring

Additional equipment

  • Discharge conveyor rear left, extendible diagonally upwards, length 750 mm
  • Additional discharge door incl. discharge conveyor rear left, (protrudes beyond the front axle, does not exceed the maximum width of 2.55 m), extendible diagonally upwards, length 750 mm
  • Retractable mirror right
  • Automatic climate control
  • SILOKING automatic lubrication system
  • Suspension lowering (front and rear axle)
  • Mineral input funnel in the mixing container, incl. input auger with drive motor
  • Heavy-duty magnet on mixing auger
  • 25 km/h version
  • Full air suspension with automatic level control
  • 2 driving ranges, can be switched under load

The Method

Removal and filling

The handling and operation of the removal and filling system is practically assessed. During the removal/cutting of grass and maize silage, the time is measured for every cutting operation and the weight of the removed material. The removal power is calculated in kg/min. After the removal process, the width and depth is measured from the silage clamp floor through the removal and filling technology.

After the extraction process, the feed debris (collection losses) not conveyed by the milling head are collected and weighed. Any edge strip that was left standing after the extraction operation is measured at the silage clamp wall.

Through the sampling (10 samples) on the silage clamp floor, the feed structure of output grass silage is examined with a shaker box (screen size 19 mm and 8 mm). During the filling process, 10 samples are taken from the feed stream. In these samples, the feed structure is examined using a shaker box. The size fractions obtained using the shaker box are weighed and the hashing effect of the cutter calculated for the silage.


10 samples of the two mixing components (grass silage, maize silage) are extracted at the silage clamp floor prior to the mixing and the dry matter content determined through a drying cabinet (24 hours at 105°C). After the mixing (mixing time around 3 minutes) and the discharge, a sampling will be performed on 8 places along the entire discharge path. The first measurement point is after 1 meter, the last 1 meter before the end of the discharge route. 5 samples are extracted at the 8 measurement points. There is at least a one-time repetition attempt with roughly equal mixing proportions. The investigations are carried out with a full and half-full mixes.

The dry matter content of the individual samples at the 8 measuring points are compared with the target value which is calculated from the mass and the dry matter content of the two components of the mixture. The examinations of the mixing accuracy are carried out with the following specification of the feed components: silage (short/long); maize silage (2/3 DM silage and 1/3 DM maize silage)­. The hashing effect of the mixing auger and the feed treatment are examined with a practical assessment.


The different filling degrees of the mixing hopper are simulated in the laboratory through the loading and unloading of calibrated weights. The weight display of the weighing system and the actual weight are compared with each other, and the accuracy of the weight display is calculated.

Feed discharge

The feed discharge (discharge amount, feed storage, hopper emptying, overview of the discharge openings) is evaluated with a practical assessment.


The handling, operation and the operating instructions of the feed mixer wagon are practically assessed.

Usage behaviour

A practical assessment will be performed to assess whether the engine power is sufficient for all operating conditions. The fuel consumption of the motor is measured using the DLG fuel measurement technique during a complete cycle (cutting of silage and maize silage, mixing and transport drive, discharge).

The maximum speed of the feed mixer wagon is measured with an empty mixing hopper on the DLG measuring track. The turning circle of the feed mixer wagon is measured on the outer front wheel tracks and with a lowered cutting arm at the outer edge of the cutter. The noise level at the maximum engine speed and different operational states is measured with a closed cabin at the ear of the driver. The noise level is also measured during a drive-by with full throttle.


The maintenance effort on the feed mixer wagon is practically assessed.


The maintenance effort for the feed mixer wagon is practically assessed.

Occupational safety

The occupational safety examination of the feed mixer wagon will be conducted by the German Test and Certification Centre for Agriculture and Forest Engineering (DPLF) – a testing laboratory that is accredited according to the German appliance safety law.

Traffic safety

The relevant documents shall be provided by the manufacturer.


A survey conducted in companies that have the same feed mixer wagon in operation is intended to be conducted to supplement the test results.

The test results in detail

Removal and filling

The results obtained for the removal performance in the silage clamp are very high when loading wagon grass silage, grass and maize silage. The extraction performance shown in table 2 relates exclusively to the cutting operation in the silage clamp. The manoeuvring times required for the tracking of the cutter or the lateral displacement are thereby not taken into account. The measurements have been performed with blades in new condition.

Through the great conveyance channel, the large quantities of feed are easily transported by the conveyor and loaded into the mixing hopper. No blockages were determined during the measurements.

On the SILOKING SelfLine 4.0 Premium 2215-19 the conveyor channel is recessed into the mixing hopper. Therefore, the hopper capacity can only be utilized to about 85 %. To take advantage of the remaining capa­city loading with the cutting arm is recommended not higher than 1 m above the ground. Proper handling is essential for a clean feed removal from the silage clamp. In order to avoid feed from being ejected onto the covers of the silage clamp, the cutting drum should be applied below the upper edge of the clamp face. When cutting into the clamp face extraction depths of approximately 10 cm are possible. As a result, the wagon must often be moved over for subsequent cuts.

The cutter is equipped with 42 curved cutting blades with straight and angled transport blades. These quickly convey the cut feed to the large filling opening and onto the conveyor belt. The conveyor belt quickly transports the large quantities of feed smoothly into the mixing hopper. This prevents the feed from being severely crushed, thus largely keeping the structure intact. The feed crushing by the cutter is comparatively very low (see table 3).

For the loading of maize silage, the feed can be thrown over the hopper edge when running at full speed and the cutter being in low position. The speed of the conveyor belt and cutting head can be reduced in maize. The two-metre-wide cutting drum also enables lossless feed picking on the side walls without large residual strips through a slanted driving approach. The prerequisite for this is a sufficiently wide silage clamp. A trained and skilled driver is able to cut the silage on both sides in such a manner, that the remaining strips often break off and fall down on their own. At the same time, loose feed can be pushed all the way to the clamp floor with the ground-touching cutter-edge and then very efficiently picked up with the cutter. During a careful operation, the driver is able to perform the feed intake process without any manual work.

With the cutter it is possible to load and collect nearly all feed components. To ensure a clean feed collection, the extraction points should be fixed with a base plate. Round and square bales can be cut if a careful operation is performed. In order to avoid a clogging of the cutting drum, the bale should be carefully cut with a not too great extraction depth. A large dust development cannot be avoided during the collection of fine-particle bulk materials. An external filling from the top into the mixing hopper is therefore recommended.

Small amounts of additive feed components can be easily added through the laterally mounted input funnel (optional). The funnel and the auger should be regularly checked and cleaned.

Table 2: Removal performance in the forage floor

Removal performance  (1)  
Loader wagon grass silage max. 947 kg/min
Grass silage max. 1,324 kg/min
Maize silage max. 3,521 kg/min
Extraction width 2.0 m
Maximum extraction height (cutting drum bottom edge) 4.15 m
Maximum extraction depth 0.10 m
Discharge losses low
Collection losses (removal width) loader wagon grass silage: 4.0 kg/ m
grass silage: 2.9 kg/ m
maize silage: 4.4 kg/ m

(1)  Dry matter, calculated with 40 % grass, 30 % maize, with a forage floor height between 2.5 m and 3.0 m

Table 3: Hashing effect of the cutter

Feed structure in the silage clamp     Feed structure after the cutter     Structure hashing
Particle size > 19 mm > 8 mm < 8 mm > 19 mm > 8 mm < 8 mm  
Grass silage 78 14 7 73 17 10 5 %
Loading wagon grass silage 93 3 3 87 6 6 6 %


The SILOKING SelfLine 4.0 Premium 2215-19 was able to achieve a good mixing accuracy with all tested mixing variants. Full and half blends were examined according to the respective capacity. The maximum permissible deviations of ±10 % for forage were met (figs. 5 and 6). The use of the hopper counter knives was omitted during the mixing. The mixing time was limited to three minutes after input of the last component.

The mixing results were determined in the first speed level of the mixing auger. The two speed levels of the mixing auger are beneficial. For small mixtures, feed can remain on the auger. Through a switching on to the fast level, the feed is thrown down and mixed in.

The hashing effect of the SILOKING SelfLine 4.0 Premium 2215-19 is good. In addition, it can be changed through the positioning of the counter cutters and the adjustable blades. In most cases, an additional cutting will not be unnecessary, because the feed is already crushed by the cutter. When processing very long material it may be advantageous to use the hopper counter knives.

The feed processing is very gentle through the vertical mixing auger. Even with damp and structurally weak components, the feed is mixed gently. A mashing effect is definitely prevented. Continuous feeding with loosened material and the proper order of the component input provide a beneficial effect for the mixing process. Through this, it is possible to avoid extended mixing times.


The mixing container is connected to the vehicle chassis via three weighing bars. The weight display is performed with an electronic weighing computer. It is mounted in the cabin on the right side above the steering wheel. During the operation, the display is in the driver’s field of vision. The display is illuminated and the 45 mm large digits are easy to read. The accuracy of the weight display depends on the weight of the filling. At a minimum quantity of 130 kg, a deviation of 2.4 % was identified and < 1 % with a maximum payload.

Feed discharge

The feed discharge sometimes occurs in bursts with mixtures containing loader wagon grass silage or hay and straw. However, a relatively uniform feed discharge can be achieved along the entire stretch of the dis- charge route with some experience and skill. The discharge amount can be easily adjusted through the position of the metering valve, the driving speed and the auger rotational speed. A full tank can be discharged in about three minutes. The fast stage of mixing auger is highly beneficial for the hopper emptying. Feed residues on the auger and the hopper bottom are thus emptied better. An almost complete hopper emptying can thus be achieved. For the discharge of large feed quantities (single feed discharge per day), no feed will be run over due to the twin wheels attached in the centre of the rear. The steering in the rear and the associated direct reaction to steering movements require a high degree of practice and skill during the feed discharge.

The left discharge side should be preferred due to the better overview. The feed discharge can’t be properly observed through the right-side mirror. During the discharge, the cutting arm must be raised in order to see the discharge through the mirror. The installation of a surveillance camera, which is available as an optional extra, is strongly recommended. The supervision and control on the left side is easier and more comfortable for the driver.


The driver cab is located in front of the front axle on the left side. All levers and switches are ergonomically mounted in the cabin on the right side. The chassis with the four wheels and the steering by means of twin wheels arranged in the centre of the rear make the vehicle highly manoeuvrable. The rear of the vehicle responds very directly to steering movements, which requires a high degree of skill from the driver during the operation.

This must absolutely be taken into account when driving on public roads and paths. A big advantage is that the front axle is equipped with disc brakes. The pneumatic locking brake automatically closes when the machine is shut off, and can be actuated with a button on the control panel. Additionally, a foot pedal for the hydraulic ope­rating brake is attached next to the steering column. In practice, the driving speed of the machine is only controlled by the hydrostatic drive. The monitor with the two surveillance cameras for the mixing container and the rear of the vehicle is part of the standard equipment. Especially the surveillance camera at the rear of the vehicle is necessary for reverse driving. However, the outer edges of the mixing hopper are not visible through this. They must be checked using the side-mounted mirrors. A seat-switch automatically switches off the mixing auger if the driver leaves the cabin, thus contributing to the improvement of safety at work.

The operating instructions for the SILOKING SelfLine 4.0 Premium 2215-19 properly describe the work performance with the machine. The spare parts list is clearly structured and comprehensive.

Overview 1: Handling*

* Evaluation range:: + +  /  +  / o  /  –  /  – – (o = standard / n.a. = no assessment)
Driver's cab  
+ + wide and comfortable entry
+ good space in the cabin
+ + height and tilt adjustable steering wheel
+ pneumatic parking brake button on the control panel
+ + convenient and easy-to-manage multifunction lever for the cutting arm
+ heating, ventilation ensuring pleasant temperatures
+ + all display and control instruments are in the driver’s field of vision
+ washer for the windscreen
+ + additional windshield wiper on the right handside window and roof window
+ motor speed easily adjustable via hand-wheel
+ driver’s seat with sufficient setting options
+ + economically beneficial layout and handling capability for the controls
+ additional AdBlue display
o adjustable sliding windows
+ digital speed display in the monitor
+ + monitor with two cameras for the mixing hopper and at the rear of the wagon as well as for reverse driving
+ safety switch off of the cutter through a contact switch joystick and seat contact switch
+ safety switch off of the mixing auger through seat contact switch
+ good accessibility of the driving components
+ hydraulically foldable cutting drum cover
+ electrically heated outside mirrors, right mirror bracket electrically retractable
+ + attached LED lights illuminate the work area very well
+ + very good manoeuvrability thanks to rear-wheel steering

Usage behaviour

The engine power was sufficient for all operating conditions. For the centralized propulsion, the vehicle is equipped with a water-cooled Volvo 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine, exhaust gas level IV with a performance of 160 kW. The fuel consumption essentially depends on the demanded performance and the conditions, for example, in/on the silage clamp. At full throttle and during load peaks (during the cutting), a maximum consumption of 33 l/h was measured. During a complete cycle (grass and maize silage cutting, mixing, travel and discharge of 7,818 kg) an average consumption of 16.6 l/h or 1.3 l/t at a travelled distance of 600 m, see fig. 9, was measured.

With the hydrostatic drive there are two beneficial speed levels. They can easily be set with a push button on the control panel. With a foot-operated hydrostatic valve, the speed can be regulated variably. On our test track and with an empty mixing hopper, a maximum speed of 12.6 km/h in the first level and 26.5 km/h in the second level was measured. The turning circle is comparatively small. The wheelbase is 4.8 meters. With appropriate training and experience the rear wheel steering can be mastered quite easily. The compact design of the vehicle and the rear wheel steering enable an easy manoeuvrability even at confined extraction points. A turning circle of 9.48 metres was measured on the outer front wheel tracks. With a lowered cutting arm (0.30 m from the ground), 11.15 meters were determined at the outer edge of the cutter. The tyres were perfectly adequate for the conditions during the test.

The noise level was a relatively low 70.6 dB(A) at the maximum engine speed, measured with a closed cabin at the ear of the driver. For other operating conditions, similar low values could be achieved (see table 4). The values were also low during a drive-by at full throttle with a distance of 7.5 metres from the longitudinal axis of the vehicle. On the right side of the vehicle, a sound pressure level of 77.6 dB(A) was measured on the right vehicle side and 79.6 dB(A) on the left.

Table 4: Sound pressure level (in the cabin at the ear of the driver)

Cabin Motor Motor
+ mixing augers
+ mixing augers
+ cutter
dB(A) dB(A) dB(A)
Closed 66,9 70,2 70,6
Open 71,5 73,1 73,5

* Sound pressure level at the maximum engine speed


For a long-lasting, smooth and trouble-free usage it is recommended to regularly conduct a check of the
main components before each use. If necessary, dirt must be removed in order to avoid an impairment of the functionality. Residual feed should especially be removed regularly from the engine behind the driver’s cab.

The inspection and maintenance intervals are prescribed in the operating instructions. Separate maintenance intervals are applicable for the engine. In table 5 the maintenance work which can be performed by the driver is shown.

Table 5: Maintenance work
Bearings and lubrication points
Lubrication through a central lubrication system
– engine easily accessible
– dipstick easily accessible
– fuel filter easily accessible
– oil filter not easily accessible
– air filter easily accessible and can be opened without tools
– cooler accessible from the ground and can be cleaned easily behind the driver’s door
– battery accessible from the ground and can be easily reached above the rear axle
– air intakes can be easily reached and opened
– fuses are freely accessible and easy to check

With loading wagon goods an increased blade wear could be detected on the cutting drum. The blades should not be sharpened, but rather turned over once and then be replaced.


In the practical utilization, the SILOKING SelfLine 4.0 Premium 2215-19 was deployed in five DLG farming operations whereas the vehicle has operated for 85 hours so far. Thereby, 165 mixes were created to date. A mixing wagon of the same type was utilized in three farming operations by SILOKING and protocolled accordingly. This vehicle operated a total of 258 operating hours within three months. Thereby, 594 mixes with a total of 4,489.8 metric tons were created. The wear on the cutting blades which was detected during the test period was normal according to the farmers. No malfunctions occurred on the mixing, distribution and discharge systems.

Results of a survey

A survey among owners of feed mixer wagons of the same type could not be conducted because the delivery of the series took place in January 2016.

Occupational safety

The self-propelled feed mixing and distribution wagon SILOKING SelfLine 4.0 Premium 2215-19 was evaluated by the German Testing Centre for Agriculture and Forest Engineering (DPLF). There are no objections to the use of the device for safety-related reasons.

Traffic safety

The tested SILOKING SelfLine 4.0 Premium 2215-19 as a special vehicle is approved for travel on public roads or streets. A registration certificate part I (vehicle registration) is available. The maximum speed of the machine is 25 km/h. To operate the vehicle a driving licence of at least class L is required. Due to the empty weight of 10,720 kg and the permissible total weight of the feed mixer wagon of 12,520 kg, the vehicle may only be loaded with up to 1,800 kg when driving on public roads. For on-premises driving the permissible total weight is 15,000 kg according to the manufacturer.


The criteria tested in the present DLG-Approved Full Test evaluate the functional properties of the self-propelled feed mixing and distribution wagon SILOKING SelfLine 4.0 Premium 2215-19 on the basis of laboratory and practical tests.The tested self-propelled SILOKING SelfLine 4.0 Premium 2215-19 has met the requirements of the test scope regarding the examined criteria.

Applicant and manufacturer

SILOKING Mayer Maschinenbau GmbH,
Kehlsteinstraße 4,
84529 Tittmoning

Phone +49 (0)8683 89840,
Fax +49 (0)8683 898455 ,

Test performed by

DLG e.V.,
Test Center Technology and Farm Inputs,
Max-Eyth-Weg 1,
64823 Groß-Umstadt

DLG test scope
DLG-Approved Full Test “Feed mixing and distribution wagon” (current as of 10/2008)

Area of expertise
Livestock systems

Project director
Dipl.-Ing. agr. Susanne Gäckler

Test engineer(s)
Dr. Harald Reubold *

Practical use
Karl und Michael Dörr GbR, 64380 Roßdorf
Kreuzdellenhof Betriebsgemeinschaft Mertz-Krämer,
64753 Brombachtal

LZ Haus Düsse,
59505 Bad Sassendorf

Reiner Schmidt, 63549 Ronneburg/Neuwiedermuß
Höhler GbR, 65611 Niederbrechen

DLG – Test Commission
Dr. agr. Steffen Pache, Köllitsch
Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Pelzer, Bad Sassendorf
Alfons Baumeister, Bad Sassendorf
Reiner Schmidt, Ronneburg
Dipl.-Ing. agr. Klaus-Werner Wolf, Höchst
Dr. med. vet. / Dipl.-Ing. agr. Univ. Wilfried Wolter, Giessen

DLG Professional Committee for Animal Welfare
Frau Dr. sc. agr. Christiane Müller, Trenthorst

*    Author


DLG TestService GmbH - Groß-Umstadt location • Max-Eyth-Weg 1 64823 Groß-Umstadt Germany • Tel.: +49(0)69 24 788-611 •