Okapu Station Replaces 9 year old Chainless 4000 with new X5000
Back in 2007 Lance lmmer, Farm Manager, for Okapu Station in the picturesque coastal area of Aotea, Kawhia in the King Country purchased a Chainless 4000 bale feeder, with a handful of bespoke features to suit his farm. Fast forward to 2016 he’s had such a good run it made sense for him to upgrade to the latest Chainless X5000.
Taking delivery of their new Chainless X5000 is operator Shaun (left) and Farm manager Lance Immer (right).
Local Hustler dealer Giltrap AgriZone‘s, Graham Anderson has a longstanding relationship with Lance and his crew and was able to perfectly match Lance’s needs with the correct machine.
“it tears bales apart much better, and it deals
with soft outa shape bales with ease, and it’s
very quick by comparison”
They requested a few bespoke features for their X5000 to handle the rugged, steep country in winter conditions such as 400 wide tractor grip tyres to keep the feeder floating and tracking in a straight line when things get wet underfoot.
Delivering the Chainless X5000 with big 400mm wide boots
The Hustler was the preferred choice at the time as the need to deal with square and round bales which are prominently round bales. “Now it’s anyone’s guess how many bales have gone through the original Chainless 4000 feeder, we’re feeding thousands of bales each year so the logical choice was to stick with Hustler” says Lance.
“so the logical choice was
to stick with Hustler”
Lance decided go to with the new X5000 model, and finds it tears bales apart much better, and it deals with soft outa shape bales with ease, and it’s very quick by comparison.
Lance’s 9-year-old feeder is in pretty good nick for a machine of that age having reliably fed thousands of bales every year, and has proved to be a very sound investment.
Browse the Chainless X5000 below, or call Graham Anderson of Giltrap AgriZone on 027 497 9849 for a deal on the used Chainless 4000 or a new one.
Or simply contact Hustler’s passionate Field Consultants on 0800 487 853 to discuss anything Hustler.