Mounted Chainless Bale Feeders

Chainless mounted square & round bale processor.

Feeds any type of bales. Minimises feed waste.

The top of the range Chainless mounted square & round bale processor feeds every type of square or round bale and has been proven on more bale types than any other bale feeder and it minimises feed waste. It’s self-loading with a patented, hands-free quick hitch system, that makes connecting the feeding cradle to the headstock quicker and easier. Downtime is eliminated with very low maintenance and no wear parts.

Key Benefits

Chainless Bale Feeder Platform

Chainless

No troublesome feed chains is a key advantage for – Reliability, lower maintenance and quieter operation, the teasing action of the rotors uses feed more economically because it is easier for the cattle as they can eat it because it is fluffed up. The mounted Chainless round & square bale feeders can effectively feed out any bale type of bale. Chainless is virtually a silent feeding operation which means your stock will be more comfortable.

Hustler Bale Feeders can feed round or square bales

Feed Any Bale

The new rotor shape and bale chamber design have better penetration on tight bales, frozen bales and square bales and the shape cleans sticky bales better. A patented new Axial rotor has more grip on sloppy, rotor cut bales which makes feeding them out easier and more efficient and centralizes the bale in the feeding chamber, reducing wastage. The larger bale chamber makes it possible to feed out a wider range of bales, and makes using the LM104 square and round bale feeder very simple for operators of all skill levels and reduces the need for platform adjustment.

Easy Clean Hypaflow Wiper Panel

The new Easy Clean Hypaflo wiper panel – The newly developed wiper panel that clears the hay from the rotors better. It has a new quick release latching system for releasing the panel to clean out any hay.

Bushless Drive

Bushes in the drive system are one of the highest causes of frustration in maintaining a bale feeder. We pleased to announce that the entire drive system on the mounted Chainless round & square bale feeders run on bearings, for lowest possible maintenance, less downtime and longer service life.

Snaplox - auto-connection system

The patented, auto connect/disconnect self-loading system eliminates the twisting and strain on your back need to tug on a rope to disconnect, and eliminate the chance of a smashed rear window, should an inexperienced operator forget to remove the rope when disconnecting. Only available on the Mounted Chainless LX104 and LX105 Bale Feeders.

Versatility

The patented Snaplox system makes it possible to mount the LX104 on a front loader, telescopic loader, skidsteer loader or the 3 point hitch providing extra versatility of use on the Mounted Chainless LX104 & LX105 round and square Bale Feeders.

Feed Control

Infinite variation in feed control allows you to feed thick for cattle, thin for sheep to increase the palatability for your stock.

See it in Action

Chainless Mounted Bale Feeder Explainer Video

Snaplox hands-free automatic connection system

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Working smarter, not harder is this rancher's goal (Nebraska, USA)

Feeding out bales to horses in winter in Ontario (Canada)

Simple, reliable Chainless bale feeder reduces feed out labour (New Zealand)

Chainless LX104 round & square bale feeders help survive drought (Australia)

One of the secrets behind the world's best bale feeder

Chainless LX105 round and square bale feeder loading hay racks

Pit silage like bales feed perfectly in Chainless bale feeder (New Zealand)

Taranaki farmer replaces trough feeder with Chainless bale feeder (New Zealand)

How a Hustler Chainless bale feeder is working after 5 years on a French farm (France)

Hustler appoint new dealer in Finland and release new Chainless bale feeder

The Chainless LM104 bale feeder saves Martine Ohrel one hour every day (France)

Use your LM104 and turn your Large, Round Bales into Cold, Hard Cash

Bruno & Daniel Batard, Saint-Aybert (France) – Chainless X2000/LM104

Product Customiser

Select the product, then options and accessories to create your enquiry.

Mounted Chainless LM104 Round and Square bale feeder

Mounted Chainless LX104 Round and Square bale feeder

Includes as standard equipment:

  • Snaplox Hands-Free Auto Connection System
  • Front End Loader Capable
  • Quick Release Wiper Panel
  • Fix Front Fence on Headstock
  • Removable Lower 3PT Mounts
  • Hydragrip QRC Hose Handles

Mounted Chainless LX105 round and square bale feeder

Includes as standard equipment:

  • Wider Bale Chamber, Handles 5′ / 1550mm Wide Bales
  • Snaplox Hands-Free Auto Connection System
  • Front End Loader Capable
  • Quick Release Wiper Panel
  • Fix Front Fence on Headstock
  • Removable Lower 3PT Mounts
  • Hydragrip QRC Hose Handles
Quick Release Wiper Panel

Quick Release Wiper Panel

The newly developed Easy Clean Hypaflo wiper panel that clears the hay from the rotors better. It has a new quick-release latching system for releasing the panel to clean out any hay.

Touch Feed

Touch Feed

Touch Feed is a simple control system for farmers who want to utilise the benefits of front loader mounted feeding out, and the advantages of our Hustler Chainless bale feeder. It’s a simple, cost-effective, plug-n-play solution to allow dual hydraulic functions from a single set of hydraulic remotes at the touch of a button.

Platform Extension For Square Bales

Platform Extension For Square Bales

Optional platform extension available for 8’ long square bales.

Side Chute (Chainless)

Side Chute (Chainless)

The Chainless Side Chute deflects the hay into a trough or bunk.

Stringbox (Mounted Chainless)

Stringbox (Mounted Chainless)

An optional stringbox (and mounts) is available for stowing bale wraps, fencing standards and other small items while you’re out and about.

Platform Extension For Square Bales

Platform Extension For Square Bales

Optional platform extension available for 8’ long square bales.

Side Chute (Chainless)

Side Chute (Chainless)

The Chainless Side Chute deflects the hay into a trough or bunk.

Quick Release Wiper Panel

Quick Release Wiper Panel

The newly developed Easy Clean Hypaflo wiper panel that clears the hay from the rotors better. It has a new quick-release latching system for releasing the panel to clean out any hay.

Even Feed Roller

Even Feed Roller

Euro Hitch Front Loader Mounts

Euro Hitch Front Loader Mounts

Multihitch Brackets (3ptl & Euro Hitch)

Multihitch Brackets (3ptl & Euro Hitch)

JCB 530 Q-Fit Brackets

JCB 530 Q-Fit Brackets

Manitou Brackets - 3ptl

Manitou Brackets - 3ptl

Merlo Brackets

Merlo Brackets

MX Brackets

MX Brackets

Weidermann 3006 Brackets

Weidermann 3006 Brackets

Skidsteer Brackets - 3ptl

Skidsteer Brackets - 3ptl

Blank Backing Plates (Wide - Skidsteer Fitment)

Blank Backing Plates (Wide - Skidsteer Fitment)

Blank Backing Plates (Narrow - JCB Fitment)

Blank Backing Plates (Narrow - JCB Fitment)

Touch Feed

Touch Feed

Touch Feed is a simple control system for farmers who want to utilise the benefits of front loader mounted feeding out, and the advantages of our Hustler Chainless bale feeder. It’s a simple, cost-effective, plug-n-play solution to allow dual hydraulic functions from a single set of hydraulic remotes at the touch of a button.

Stringbox (Mounted Chainless)

Stringbox (Mounted Chainless)

An optional stringbox (and mounts) is available for stowing bale wraps, fencing standards and other small items while you’re out and about.

Touch Feed

Touch Feed

Touch Feed is a simple control system for farmers who want to utilise the benefits of front loader mounted feeding out, and the advantages of our Hustler Chainless bale feeder. It’s a simple, cost-effective, plug-n-play solution to allow dual hydraulic functions from a single set of hydraulic remotes at the touch of a button.

Platform Extension For Square Bales

Platform Extension For Square Bales

Optional platform extension available for 8’ long square bales.

Side Chute (Chainless)

Side Chute (Chainless)

The Chainless Side Chute deflects the hay into a trough or bunk.

Stringbox (Mounted Chainless)

Stringbox (Mounted Chainless)

An optional stringbox (and mounts) is available for stowing bale wraps, fencing standards and other small items while you’re out and about.

Specifications

Bale size round: 4’ X 4’ – 6’ X 4’
Bale size square: All sizes. Over 6’ long requires optional platform extension
Weight Capacity: 1000kg
Bale Capacity: 1 bale
Unit weight: 640kg
Tractor size: 80hp +
Hydraulics required: 2 x double-acting, 30-60 litres/min, 2250-3000 psi
Loading: Integrated self-loading system
Size (L x W x H): 1935 x 2648 x 1271 mm
Bale size round: 4’ X 4’ – 6’ X 4’
Bale size square: All sizes. Over 6’ long requires optional platform extension
Weight Capacity: 1250kg
Bale Capacity: 1 bale
Unit weight: 680kg
Tractor size: 80hp +
Hydraulics required: 2 x double-acting, 30-60 litres/min, 2250-3000 psi
Loading: Snaplox patented self-loading system
Size (L x W x H): 1935 x 2648 x 1271 mm
Bale size round: 4’ X 4’ – 6’ X 5’
Bale size square: All sizes. Over 6’ long requires optional platform extension
Weight Capacity: 1250kg
Bale Capacity: 1 bale
Unit weight: 800kg
Tractor size: 120hp +
Hydraulics required: 2 x double-acting, 30-60 litres/min, 2250-3000 psi
Loading: Snaplox patented self-loading system
Size (L x W x H): 2365 x 2648 x 1271mm

Key Features

Axial Rotor

The addition of a new Axial Rotor with centralising paddles keeps the bale positioned in the centre of the feeding chamber to minimise wastage and provide better grip on soft bales.

Polyethylene Floor

Hustler’s proven polyethylene platforms with ribbed design keep bales tracking straight and with 30% less friction than steel it reduces drag on the bale which makes feeding out sticky bales easier and it will never corrode. The mounted Chainless bale feeders platform has been made wider to reduce waste with sloppy bales.

Easy Clean Hypaflo Wiper Panel

This minimises blockages and ensures that hay drops outside the wheel tracks to avoid being flattened into the mud. A quick-release latch releases the wiper panel for easy cleaning.

Sand Blasting & Armacote Finish

Hustlers’ unique oven-baked Armacote system is applied to a sandblasted finish ensuring long life, durability and a premium quality finish.

Oven-baked Armacote finish

Quick Release Latch

A quick release latch releases the wiper panel for easy cleaning.

Rotor Teeth

Many hours of research and development have gone into the shape of the teeth to makes them clean easier, and have more aggression on tight bales.

Side Chute

The Chainless Side Chute, deflects the hay into a trough or bunk. This only available on any of our Mounted Chainless Bale Feeder Range. 

Tynes That Pierce The Bale

We’ve used specifically designed forged bale spears that pierce the bale rather than pushing it and are longer which reduces bale sag even with the wettest of bales, another innovation from Hustler.

Dual Latches

High mounted connection latches on both sides of the feeder take the load off the cradle, which removes any load from the bale spears. This provides a more reliable, positive connection to handle the heavier bales. This has been tested to handle.

Unequal Length Tynes

We’ve made one tyne longer than the other for quick and easy alignment when reconnecting the cradle. You’ll only need to line up one tyne, then back straight in.

Protected Motor

We’ve protected the motor from coming into contact with the tractor tyre, which can save you costly downtime and repairs when your tractor has short linkage arms.

Tie Point For Strings

We’ve included two grab bars, so you can tie the square bale strings to the platform. This saves the operator having to remove the strings before feeding out.

Bushless Drive

We’ve eliminated troublesome bushes from the drive system of the Mounted Chainless Bale Feeders, this reduces maintenance, increases service life, reduces the need for frequent greasing and saves you a whole lot of frustration.

Heavy Duty Latches

Built to take the heaviest of bales, and last longer with less wear.

QRC Grips

Another industry first from Hustler! Quick coupling grips make connecting hoses easier and they are colour coded for easy coordination. Only available on the Mounted Chainless LX104 & LX105 Bale Feeders.

Loader Mounts

The headstock design allows for optional loader mounts to be bolted directly to the frame, allowing the feeder to be operated on a loader or telehandler. This provides hay and fuel savings when using the Mounted Chainless LX104 or LX105 Bale Feeder for feeding into bunks, TMR mixers, and hay rings.

Adjustable Platform

The position of the new platform design is adjustable to suit any bale type you may need to feed out, from the worst of miss-shapen bales to the tightest-packed square bales, the Mounted Chainless Bale Feeder handles them with ease.

Larger Drives

Increases bearing, sprocket and chain drives all designed to handle heavier bales, with less to maintain. Available only on the mounted Chainless LX105 Bale Feeder.

Monocoque Chassis Design

The Mounted Chainless LX105 square & round bale feeder with its huge new Monocoque Chassis is the toughest on the market and is now rated to handle 1250kg bales.

Savings Calculator

Most of the savings are achieved by a reduction in the amount of bale which is wasted.

Feed wastage can be caused by various factors:
1) The bale is not teased apart enough making it harder for stock to eat.
2) Animals laying or trampling on fodder.
3) Unfinished bales inside ring feeders due to poor ground conditions, not allowing animals to reach the leftover bale.
4) Stock rejecting feed because of dirt, mud or other contaminants.

Savings can be made by feeding the right amount of the bale and retaining the rest for the next feed. By feeding over a larger area compare to a ring feeder, there is less competition between the animals.

Typical savings achieved by using a Hustler Chainless bale feeder are between 15-40%, depending on your existing feeding system (chain feeders typically save 10-35%).

1Choose your current feeding system type
2 How many bales do you feed per season?
3 Cost of your bales Average cost is $70/bale
4 Choose a Hustler feeding system type

What our customers are saying

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“I would recommend Hustler for anyone wanting reliability, ease of handling, saving time which saves money “

Brian Attwood, Ruatangata (New Zealand) - Chainless X2000/LM104
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“I would highly recommend Hustler to anyone, the build is very strong”

Martin Jones, Waipapa (New Zealand) - Chainless X2000/LM104
Mark Mawhood

“When you run it out in a line, the cattle are able to access it. The shy feeders can get right up and get a feed, and we’re also noticing the calves getting in and feeding on the silage as well.”

Mark Mawhood, Oberon (Australia) - Chainless X2400/LX104

“Now, feeding can happen in 10 minutes.  Our waste is not even measurable at this point! One person can now do the job that used to take at least two people”. 

Brian O'Connor, Ohio (USA) - Chainless X2500/LX105
luke carr

“We buy and produce both round and square bales, so the Hustler X2500 Chainless balefeeder really suited our needs.  It allows us to feed both types of hay quickly and without wastage.”

Luke Carr, Comobella (Australia) - Chainless X2500/LX105
scott clearwater

When Scott Clearwater, a Sheep & Beef farmer in Palmerston, Otago, asked his contractor to make his balage bale as fine chop as possible, he didn’t realise the size of his windrow would be too big for feeding sheep…

Scott Clearwater, Otago (New Zealand) - Chainless X2500/LX105
tom may

“You won’t better these kinds of feed out wagons for round bales. Definitely” 

Tom May, Winton (New Zealand) - Chainless X2500/LX105

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