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.

4 Reasons to choose a Hustler mounted Chainless bale feeder:

Chainless LX104 LR web

1. Quiet and reliable operation

With the Chainless system, say goodbye to troublesome feed chains! This key advantage ensures a dependable, low-maintenance, and noise-free feeding process by keeping things simple.

Instead of conventional feed chains or flails, this system employs a robust hydraulically driven polyethylene platform that gently feeds bales through two low-speed rotors. The rotors tease the hay, resulting in virtually silent and dust-free feeding, preventing air filter clogs, keeping grease points clean and prioritising the comfort of your livestock. With a complete drive and shaft system operating on bearings rather than bushings, it reduces wear and moving parts, offering minimal maintenance, less downtime, and an extended service life. This ultra-low power requirement can save up to 60% on fuel compared to PTO-powered machines and enables it to be used with even small tractors.

2. Versatility across all bale types

The Chainless system has been developed to future-proof your operation, being able to handle all bale types and shapes, round or square dry hay to wrapped bales.

The shape of the two 3:1 low-speed ratio rotors, coupled with an innovative wiper panel preventing materials building up, and the curved bale platform design improve penetration, making it efficient even with dense, sticky, rotor-cut or frozen bales whether they are round or square. The bottom axial rotor ensures an excellent grip on both tight and loose bales, simplifying the feeding process by keeping the bale centralised while feeding it out. The large bale chamber broadens the range of bales it can handle, minimising the need for constant platform adjustments, making it easy to use by all-skilled operators.

Feeding square bales over a fence
Chainless LX104 indoor web 2

3. Minimise waste and maximise quality

Chainless also preserves the forage by gently teasing it apart with its unique 3:1 low-speed ratio rotors. This process avoids chopping or grinding the bale, leading to several benefits.

This system ensures total control over the size and length of the feed windrow, whether you’d like it thick for bigger animals or narrower for young heifers or sheep. The nutritional leaves are not separated from the stems, and the hay is not pulverised or lost as dust, making it more palatable for your livestock, easier to consume without competition, ensuring even access to the feed for the whole herd. Potential mould in a bale is separated without mixing, ensuring cattle consume fresh, clean hay. Our customers report remarkable reductions in mineral supplement consumption, up to 80%, and up to 20% less hay consumption for the same live weight gains, all with the same bales. As you get more control on where and how much you’re feeding, you can save up to 40% of your hay over the season!

4. Snaplox™ auto connect/disconnect self-loading system

The Hustler’s patented Snaplox™ system automates connecting and disconnecting the headstock integrated bale tines to and from the bale feeder, guaranteeing an easy and hassle-free operation.

Instantly disconnect the headstock from the bale feeder, use the integrated tines to load the bale onto the feeder, and instantly reconnect the machine for feeding, without the need to get out of the cab or to tug on a rope to make the latching system work, reducing strain on your back. As the hydraulic system sits on the headstock, you don’t need to touch the hydraulic hoses during the loading/feeding process. Snaplox™ also allows you to mount your Chainless bale feeder at the rear on a three-point linkage or at the front on a front loader, telescopic loader, skid steer loader for added versatility.

Chainless LX104 bale feeder LR

See it in Action

Ethan and Amy Hofschulte, Minnesota (USA) – Chainless LX105

Chainless Mounted Bale Feeder Explainer Video

Hustler Chainless LX104/LX105 Explained

Snaplox hands-free automatic connection system

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Chainless LX105 round and square bale feeder loading hay racks

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

Product Customiser

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

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

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
Platform Extension For Square Bales (4ft)

Platform Extension For Square Bales (4ft)

Optional platform extension available for 8’ long square bales.

Side Chute 5ft (Chainless)

Side Chute 5ft (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 (4ft)

Even Feed Roller (4ft)

Euro Hitch Front Loader Mounts

Euro Hitch Front Loader Mounts

Multihitch Brackets (3PTL/FL)

Multihitch Brackets (3PTL/FL)

Allows the machine to be connected to the front loader or 3-point linkage in minutes without any tools.

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.

Ez Remote Control

Ez Remote Control

Making rebaling easy, the remote control valve can be positioned within a 160-degree arc to suit individual operator preference and provides improved visibility of the feed flow into the baler. The control levers are mounted on an arm to keep the operator outside the dust zone.

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 (4ft)

Platform Extension For Square Bales (4ft)

Optional platform extension available for 8’ long square bales.

Side Chute 5ft (Chainless)

Side Chute 5ft (Chainless)

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

Ez Remote Control

Ez Remote Control

Making rebaling easy, the remote control valve can be positioned within a 160-degree arc to suit individual operator preference and provides improved visibility of the feed flow into the baler. The control levers are mounted on an arm to keep the operator outside the dust zone.

Specifications

Bale size round: 4’ X 4’ – 6’ X 4’
Bale size square: All sizes. Over 6’ long requires optional platform extension
Weight Capacity: 1000 kg | 2,204 lb
Bale Capacity: 1 bale
Unit weight: 680kg | 1,499 lb
Tractor size: 80hp +
Hydraulics required: 2 x double-acting, 30-60 litres/min | 8-16 gal/min, 2250-3000 psi
Loading: Snaplox patented self-loading system
Size (L x W x H): 1935 x 2648 x 1271 mm | 76 x 104 x 50 in
Bale size round: 4’ X 4’ – 6’ X 5’
Bale size square: All sizes. Over 6’ long requires optional platform extension
Weight Capacity: 1250kg | 2,755 lb
Bale Capacity: 1 bale
Unit weight: 800kg | 1763 lb
Tractor size: 120hp +
Hydraulics required: 2 x double-acting, 30-60 litres/min | 8-16 gal/min, 2250-3000 psi
Loading: Snaplox patented self-loading system
Size (L x W x H): 2365 x 2648 x 1271mm | 93 x 104 x 50 in

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.

HUSTLER Chainless LM104 Control Over Feeding 700 500

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.

HUSTLER Chainless LM104 Polyethylene Floor 700 500

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.

HUSTLER Chainless LM104 Hypaflow Wiper 700 500

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.

powder coating 700 500

Quick Release Latch

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

HUSTLER Chainless LM104 Quick Release Wiper 700 500

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.

HUSTLER Chainless LM104 Rotor Teeth 700 500

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. 

HUSTLER Chainless LM104 Side Shute 700 500

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.

HUSTLER Unrolla LM105 Tines That Pierce The Bale 700 500

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.

HUSTLER Chainless LM104 Dual Latches 700 500

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.

HUSTLER Unrolla LM105 Unequal Bale Shafts 700 500

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.

HUSTLER Chainless LM104 Protected Motor 700 500

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.

HUSTLER Chainless LM104 Tie Point For Strings 700 500

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.

HUSTLER Chainless LM104 Bushless Drive700 500

Heavy Duty Latches

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

HUSTLER Chainless LM104 Dual Latches 700 500

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.

HUSTLER Chainless LM104 Adjustable Platform 700 500

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.

HUSTLER Chainless LM104 Larger Drives 700 500

Monocoque Chassis Design

The Mounted Chainless LX104 square & round bale feeder with its huge new Monocoque Chassis is the toughest on the market and is now rated to handle 1,250 kg (2,755 lb) bales.

HUSTLER Chainless LM104 Monocoque Chassis Design 700 500

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 per 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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