SL700X

A trailed Chain bale processor suitable for feeding out a wide variety of mainly round bales and silage along with some square bales when using the optional side bars. The SL700X is tough and ideally suited for farms feeding 400-3000 bales each year.

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What others are saying

"Nothing has compared and has been as reliable as what the Hustler has been, and we will definitely be getting a Hustler the next time we trade up"  

- Doug Hanks, Stoney Creek, VIC - SL700X

"The big advantage is its easiness to use, and self-loading." "It's never broken down, side bars are very useful as you can see where it is when going through gates as well as keeping mis-shapen bales in the chamber on the steep country we operate on" To see the full blog post, click here

- Andrew Gordon, Beef Farmer in Scotland - SL700X

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5 Key Benefits

1

Easy to use. Single level feed control make it very easy to use and ideal for share milkers.

2

Toughest chain on the market. Super strong roller chains with the combined strength of 24,000lbs, with tough 40mm x 40mm zinc-plated bars. Bars are bolted to the chain, a stronger and more easily replaceable system.

3

Tough polyethylene floor. Non corrosive, impervious to UV, slippery, easily repairable and very shock resistant. Fully enclosed – no wastage of expensive feed. Long bed can take 5’ long bales.

4

Low maintenance. Instead of bushes we use longer lasting block bearings, mounted outboard to keep them clean and free of damage.

5

Hustler’s unique Total Control Loading (TCL2) system that has revolutionized bale handling since it was introduced eight years ago. With just one hydraulic cylinder to complete the entire loading operation, and a new gas strut to help reset the loader, the TCL2 is the fastest loading system out there. And with only one ram it’s safer and less demanding on your tractor’s hydraulics. Unlike other systems, the operator can reverse the bale if necessary, even once the bale is positioned low over the cradle for unwrapping.

Features

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Toughest Chain

Zinc plated chains rated to 24,000lbs with the larger diameter rollers and pins make our chain drive system almost twice as strong as our competitors. And the greater surface on each roller pin increases chain life because they can’t stretch or snake.

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Strongest Bars

Bars are 4-5 times stronger torsionally than angle type bars of same size. We’ve bolted them to the chain which is stronger and for different bale types blank bars or bars with more aggressive teeth are available and can simply be bolted on in a matter of minutes.

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Low Maintenance Bearings

Protected double sealed heavy-duty 4-bolt bearings with trash shields are mounted outboard of the feeding chamber, which makes them last longer than internally mounted bushes.

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Enclosed Sprockets

Our 6 tooth sprockets are made from Bisalloy (the same material a bulldozer blade is made from) so they last forever. With smaller diameter sprockets less torque is required to drive the chains, giving more drive power for tough bales. Designed so it is impossible for chain to jump off the sprocket saves you downtime in the field.

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Polyethylene Floor

Fully enclosed extruded polyethylene floor reduces feed waste and it will never corrode. Being polyethylene it is slippery with 30% less drag compared to steel which makes feeding sticky silage or wet bales easy.

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Bale Chamber

Even the stickiest bales are not a problem for our new bale chamber. It is steeper and deeper for feeding out a bigger variety of bales and preventing rollout on steep terrain. Increased front and rear bale chamber enclosure reduces feed falling out, and a high security bar holds the bale securely in the chamber.

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Hill Country Stability

A lower centre of gravity and steeper feed cradle result in a 20% increase in stability. This means greater safety and peace of mind when the going gets steep.

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New Drive

A beefed up drive system, including a newly designed coupling, provides unparalleled direct drive strength, while a bigger motor allows you to feed even the heaviest and sloppiest bales with ease.

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6 Stud Axle

You need to feed out in all conditions, so we’ve fitted the strongest stub axle on the market. The SL700X is suited to the fastest tractors available today. We’ve also made it adjustable so that it suits any terrain, without running over the feed.

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Swivelling Towing Eye

Our heavy-duty 360 degree forged towing eye handles the roughest terrain without causing damage to your machine. It is also has adjustable height, so that it sits level on whatever size tractor you have.

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Single Post Drawbar

Our single post drawbar design has set the benchmark in feeder maneuverability. Now it is completely removable, which means you can replace it without having to buy a whole new chassis. By lowering the drawbar, we’ve made it easier stepping from side to side.

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Bearing Covers

Removable bearing covers protect the bearings from mud and make cleaning and greasing easy.

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Chassis Design

Our fully enclosed chassis prevents rust by stopping water getting in. We’ve built the SL700X with plenty of ground clearance to minimise bellying out and to avoid damage to chains and feed bars when it does touch the ground, we’ve made the underside of the chassis smooth, so it slides until the wheels gain traction again. Impressive strength to weight ratio has been achieved by constructing the SL700X from high tensile steel, which is 50% stronger than mild steel. Bolted construction eliminates stress cracking common with some conventional bale processors.

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Covered Shafts

New Thermoform floor covers the driveshaft’s which eliminates any possibility of feed wrapping around the shafts or jamming.

Specifications

  • Bale sizes round: 4′ x 4′ – 6′ x 5′
  • Bale weight: up to 2200lb
  • Unit weight: 2160lb
  • Capacity: 2x bales (round)
  • Tynes: 2x Forges high tensile
  • Towing eye: Adjustable height 50mm swiveling forged eye. 12 t rated.
  • Axle: 6 stud, 3 position adjustable track width, 2.36″ square axle
  • Wheels: 10/75 R15.3
  • Hydraulics: 2x double-acting, 8-16 gal/min, 2250-3000psi
  • Loading: Self loading
  • Chain: 24,000lbs load rated roller chains

Optional Extras

Mudguards

Keep your feed clean and dry in transit.

 

Flotation Tyres

Extra wide 13/55 R17 flotation tyres for less pasture damage in wet conditions.

 

Trac Grip Tyres

Grippy 10/75 R15.3 traction tyres for extra stability on steeper terrain.

 

Square Bale Attachment

Side bar kit to feed out square bales up to 6'6" long.

 

Stringbox

Our massive new stringbox keeps your wrap and string out of harms way and your tractor cab clean and smell-free. Big enough to hold fencing standards,...

 

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