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About Us

Jones Equipment Company, LLC is a family owned and operated business located in Massey, Maryland.

About JEC

The company was formed after Sean Jones, Manager of the Jones Family Farm visited Israel in1998 and observed that the dairy farmers had become much more efficient in feeding dairy cows due to the higher price of feed. Sean came back to the US excited about a self-propelled mixer feeder that farmers were using in Israel. This machine was was an RMH – Lachish Industries mixer.

When it was time to replace the existing truck-mounted machine used by the Jones Family Farm, Sean decided to invest in an RMH mixer. At that time his father, Lester “Bucky” Jones was convinced that not only would the RMH machine be of benefit to Jones Family Farm but also to other dairymen in the United States.

Bucky Jones and Mike Brady, a long time partner in the dairy equipment business, along with his wife Diane and their children Sean, Andy, Cathy Baskett, and David formed Jones Equipment Co LLC. The company is the US distributor for RMH Equipment.

Since purchasing their first machine in 2006, the Jones Family Farm has used the machine to feed 1200 milk cows and 1200 heifers efficiently and cost-effectively.

RMH from the driver’s seat

Check out the RMH self-propelled, self-loading, mixer/feeder in action. This video demo will provide everything you need to know about how RMH can work for you.

Learn how RMH

  • Reduces Feed Losses! NO MORE SPILLED FEED
  • Replaces or adds Facer!
  • Replaces truck  or tractor & mixer!
  • Reduces Loader Hours!
  • Provides more accurate feeding!

50 Years of Equipment Innovation

We understand that NO ONE can afford to be casual about making large capital investments.   Equipment is very expensive and the American Dairymen needs to know that he’s  getting  a sturdy, dependable machine that will endure the constant pounding farm equipment is subjected to on a daily basis.

Rest assured that this innovative platform is not some, “Franken-feeder” or a new prototype that just rolled out of some Dairyman’s workshop!  The RMH is manufactured by Lachish Ind. an Israeli Company established in 1956 and publicly traded on the Tel-Aviv stock market.  Lachish has been developing advanced feeding technologies for over 50 years and developed the very first self propelled, self-loading mixer feeder in 1981!

  • In 1981, RMH Lachish Industries invented the first self-propelled, self-loading machine
  • Since then they have been committed to updating and improving their equipment to meet the requirements of dairy farms around the world.
  • Recently entered into US market and is available from Jones Equipment Company!

Lachish Industries Ltd. is an Israeli company established in 1956, and since then has been actively involved in providing services to the agricultural sector by manufacturing and developing cattle feeding machinery to comply with the needs of the dairy farming and feedlot industry.

Lachish Industries mixer are recognised worldwide under the brand name RMH Lachish Industries mixer feeders have ISO 9002 approval by the Standards Institute of Israel, C.E. and the German D.L.G., T.U.V. approvals, as well as the French standard M.I.N.E. The company’s technology is based on experience in dairy farms in Israel and world-wide, starting from the beginning of the 1960s with the trailer mixer feeders and continuing into the 1980s with the self-propelled self-loading mixer feeders. In 1981 Lachish Industries invented the first self-propelled self-loading machine and since then the company has developed a wise range of models and applications to meet the requirements of dairy farms. Lachish machines apply the T.M.R. feeding system by two methods: VERTICAL & HORIZONTAL. The company is a public company trading on the Israel Stock Exchange in Tel Aviv.

Website: https://www.rmhmixer.com

If your farm is like ours, feed is your number one cost! We’ve developed a handy interactive spreadsheet calculator to help you see the savings an RMH Self feeder provides.

The excel spreadsheet allows you to plug in numbers that pertain to YOUR OWN SPECIFIC  DAIRY OPERATION.  Variables like, herd size, silage cost, commodity costs, fuel, labor, (even interest & depreciation etc.), are included.

This calculator demonstrates that, when you factor in the, ‘economies of scale’ typical in most dairy operations with, efficiency over time even modest percentage improvements add up to significant yearly savings!

Click the spreadsheet icon below to download the Excel spreadsheet and start understanding  the yearly savings benefit  RMH users get over conventional feeding methods.

Download the savings calculator by clicking on the ICON and/or link below. This will automatically start downloading the Excel Spreadsheet to your computer. If this does not, right click on the link and select “save link as” to start the download.  You will need Microsoft Excel software to view this calculator.

RMH Cost Saving Calculator

Frequently Asked Questions

The RMH is a lot more expensive than my mixer wagon. Will I get a return on my investment?

In an, ‘apples to apples’ comparison you’d be right! However, the machine you’re evaluating is NOT a mixer wagon, it’s a, ‘fully integrated feeding system’. In a side by side comparison when a dairyman considers the sum cost of all the machinery this platform adds or replaces, (i.e., -tractor, trailer mounted mixer (or mixer wagon) loader, defacer/ telehandler), we’re looking at a feeding solution that is, (comparatively speaking), right in line with the feeding equipment costs involved using conventional methods.

If you’re interested in seeing how much money you could be saving, check out our savings calculator.

What are the benefits of RMH equipment?

Lachish Ind. developed the RMH platform with the assumption that feed and fuel is expensive and volatile, (with unpredictable spikes in feed & fuel costs that happen without warning)!

Therefore, RMH is designed to manage feed, fuel, (and other, peripherally related feeding costs) far more efficiently than conventional methods. When one considers the superior performance and manifold benefits the platform provides in terms of:

  1. Reduced Labor costs.
  2. Reduced Fuel costs.
  3. Reduced Dry Matter losses.
  4. Reduced Shrink loss
  5. Reduced Load error.
  6. Reduced injury
  7. Reduced Loader hours

we begin to see the dramatic advantages this platform offers you over conventional feeding methods and the money you save at the end of the day.

I haven’t heard of Lachish RMH before, can I trust their equipment?

The RMH is manufactured by Lachish Ind. an Israeli Company established in 1956 and publicly traded on the Tel-Aviv stock market. Lachish has been developing advanced feeding technologies for over 50 years and developed the very first self propelled, self-loading mixer feeder in 1981!

The entire RMH line of self propelled, self loading machines have ISO & DLG certification!

The ISO, (International Organization for Standardization), is the world’s largest quality standards developer since 1947 and is considered the hallmark of quality products and services. In order to acquire ISO certification a manufacturer must demonstrate quality and dependability of their products, (through rigorous testing and analysis).

The DLG, (German Agricultural Society) is the leading organization in the Agricultural and Food sectors with a mandate to promote technical and scientific progress and share knowledge and expertise with International practitioners, experts and other organizations worldwide.
Part of the service it provides is to test machinery and farm equipment. DLG testing practices are rigorous and based on International norms & standards, (with many testing techniques developed in-house).

What are other farmers saying about RMH equipment?

There is perhaps no more compelling endorsement of your products reliability than the experience related by actual users. The Testimonials on our website includes the “Pioneering Profiles” video which allows you to hear what Dairymen have to say about the RMH in their own words.