Chainless the lowest maintenance bale processing system

Published 12th September 2016

Hustler’s hydraulically driven Chainless design, without floor chains or flails and with fewer moving parts, means a Chainless feeder requires the least ongoing maintenance of any bale processing system on the market today and is easily the quietest of all mechanical feeders.

Other types of processors are subject to a range of issues:

  1. Foreign matter causing blockages or damage
  2. Time consuming drive belt replacement
  3. Regular gearbox servicing (oil changes, etc)
  4. Replacement and sharpening of knives and flails
  5. A shortened lifespan from constant vibration.

Compare that to Hustler’s Chainless bale processors and you’ll find that the processing rotors last the life-time of the feeder without the need for sharpening or replacement and a frequent greasing is all that’s required to keep it maintained. 

Shown here these are the original feed rotors of a 12 year old Chainless 4000, that has fed out more than 36,000 bales of baled silage and hay.

But don’t just take it from us, take it from our customers who’ve had first hand expeirence – 

“The Hustler bale feeder is reliable and easy to operate. It handles rounds and squares, runs 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, and has been operating since 2003. It feeds evenly, and maintenance is virtually nil because there are no chains and the bearings are all sealed.”
Paul Reynolds, Rebaler, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand.

“Every day of the year we’re feeding 4-6 round or square bales into the troughs inside our specially built sheds. 13 years down the track replaced our existing Chainless 2000 without hesitation to a new one.  After some 23,000 bales and with no maintenance carried out over that time and no breakdowns, the decision was easy”
Sheki Nagasawa, Wagyu Feedlot, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand.