This machine is basically a kitchen aide mixer for cows. A KA mixer can do many things and so can this... The snout on the front is made to grab feed ingredients from a big bunker/pile. As the roller turns the feed is pushed up the tube and into the mixer tub in back. The mixer tub in back has augers that turn and mix all the different ingredients together. Then the driver can drive along and put the mixed feed out the side of the mixer. This set up keeps the farmer from needing another piece of equipment to load feed into the mixer.