An ‘A1® Rating’ For The New Patz Single Auger Silo Unloader!

milkyway-3 Milky Way Dairy Farms Inc. is owned by Lynn & Mabel Slabaugh. The Stone Lake, Wisconsin, dairy is milking 160 cows and farming 800 acres of crops.

Lynn has been using Patz equipment since the 1960s. Having previously owned 98A and 98B Silo Unloaders, the Slabaughs knew that they could rely on Patz for all of their feed handling needs.

Milky Way Dairy was one of the first farms to install the Patz A1® Single Auger Silo Unloader. Although the family installed the A1® in a silo that had not been completely emptied in over 9 years, the unloader still removed the old silage with ease.


According to Lynn’s son-in-law Arlen, the A1®’s performance was definitely top notch! “It dug the old, hard-packed silage out with no problem,” he said, “We like the auger unloader because it is fast.”

 Lynn agrees, “It throws out fast…pitches it right out!”

The next time Milky Way Dairy Farms Inc. is in the market for a silo unloader, they know that they will be getting another Patz A1® Single Auger. Arlen says, “We would get an A1® again for our high moisture silage.”


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