AP Auger buckets – type VDCE

Type VDCE – one-sided discharge (single auger bucket)

The VDCE types are one-sided discharging auger buckets. The machines are equipped with an auger in which the machine discharges the feed at the (previous selected) desired side. The mixing auger above the auger, driven by the auger, prevents bridging. The transmission is located in the bucket and is completely maintenance-free.

On both the VDC and the VDCE types the auger suspension is constructed to ensure minimal resistance of the feed during discharging. The hydraulic motor is protected by a shearbolt overload protection.

The models for wheel / front loader are delivered without control valve (1 double functioning valve required), the rear-mounted models come as standard with a manual control valve. The models for wheel / front loader can be equipped with all common quick attachments.

Options type VDCE Auger Bucket

Fodder beet / potato cutting device 
The fodder beet cutting device enables the AP auger bucket to cut and discharge fodder beets and/or similar products within a single operation. The fodder beet cutting device is equipped with a 8-bladed rotating knife with blades from tempered manganese steel and is supplied with a protective cap, a heavy hydraulic motor and, on type VDCE, an extra protective bracket on the bucket. For the cutting of potatoes a 10 or 12 bladed knife is optionally available.

Fodder beet cutting device VDCE (8-bladed knife)

Potato cutting device with potato knife (on picture 12-bladed, standard 10-bladed)

Mechanical or hydraulic shut-off valves 

The use of a shut-off valve increases a safe operation of the AP auger bucket and prevents loss of feed.
The mechanical shuf-off valve opens by the pressure of the feed during discharging and closes automatically by the spring pressure if the discharging stops.

The hydraulic shut-off valve is especially recommended for the discharging of feeds with a low dry matter content and / or a fine structure. Hydraulic shuf-off valves guarantee a virtually hermetically sealed auger opening.

Stainless steel wear bottom or plate

Animal feed often obtain aggressive and acidic substances that can damage the machine. To prevent damaging, the AP auger bucket can be provided with a stainless steel wear bottom or plate on the inside of the bucket. This extends the service life of the auger bucket during intensive / frequent use.

Three-, four- or fivefold electrically-hydraulically controlled control valve

If the AP auger bucket is provided with multiple options, more control valves are required. Because the wheel loader or tractor often do not have sufficient double functioning valves and to avoid a tangle of hydraulic hoses an electrically-hydraulically controlled control valve can be built-on. All functions can then be controlled simultaneously.

Technical specifications series VDCE


TypeCapacity litresWidth cmReleasing sideWeight kg
VDCE 2000 ZU900203L or R500
VDCE 2250 VZU1400228L or R650

For wheel / front loader including reinforcing plate

TypeCapacity litersWidth cmReleasing sideWeight kg
VDCE 1170 FB475120L or R230
VDCE 1370 FB575140L or R250
VDCE 1570 FB675160L or R270
VDCE 1750 ZU/FB800178L or R430
VDCE 2000 ZU/FB900203L or R475
VDCE 2250 VZU/FB1400228L or R575

• Standardly equipped with hydraulic hoses and ½” male BSP couplings
• Necessary hydraulic power : 25 l./min. – 180 bar (max. 50 l./min. 200 bar)

FB = For wheel / front loader
ZU = Heavy version of high quality steel (plate thickness 5 instead of 3 mm and auger blades 8 instead of 4 mm)
VZU = Increased version (+15 cm)