Mounted Bale Unrollers

The latest Unrolla bale unroller range has been designed to provide you with the toughest, simplest and most versatile round bale feeding solution.

UNROLLA LX104 / LX105

The toughest, simplest and most versatile round bale feeding solution.

You simply won’t find on any other bale feeder that makes it easier to use, more versatile, and saves your precious time. With its 5 unique features and recommended for farms feeding 50-1500 bales each year, the self-loading 3-point linkage mounted Unrolla bale feeder is suitable for feeding out all but the tightest of round hay bales and baled silage, loose silage, maize, fodder beet and more.

5 reasons to invest in a Hustler Unrolla mounted bale unroller

1. Flexible and compact design

Do you operate in barns, outdoors, on steep country, with a tractor, a front-loader, a telehandler or even a skid steer? Do you feed out round bales of hay or silage, supplement with loose feed, grains, cattle cakes or fodder beet? With the flexible configuration of the Unrolla round bale feeder range, your machine will suit all the above. The mounted Unrolla can also be connected from either end, which makes it manoeuvrable in tight spaces. No other mounted unroller allows this level of versatility in such compact and lightweight machine, which gives you peace of mind, should you want to change the way you operate.

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2. Hands-free self-loading

The integrated tines and the unique patented Hustler’s Snaplox™ auto connect/disconnect hands-free loading system saves you time, saves you having to tug on a rope to disconnect, and saves you from twisting your back. It’s fail-safe, fast and operates naturally. It’s also the perfect feature when you choose to fit your unroller at the front of your tractor or telehandler.

3. Toughest slat system

The toughest chains and floor bars on the market are bullet-proof and lasts the entire lifespan of the Unrolla. Super strong roller chains with a combined strength of 24,000lbs and rugged 40mm x 40mm (1.5 in x 1.5 in) galvanized bars which are the strongest on the market with thicker wall section and stronger teeth. The 15 floor bars are bolted to the chain which results in a resilient, solid and easily replaceable system.

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4. Fully enclosed cradle

The Unrolla feeding cradle is made from a tough thermoform fully enclosed polyethylene floor with covered drive shafts which eliminate wrapping. It’s non-corrosive, impervious to UV, slippery, and extremely shock resistant. And it’s fully enclosed, meaning no more wastage of expensive high-quality feed and added versatility as you can feed out loose materials. The mounted Unrolla takes 4’ long bales (Unrolla LX104) and a longer bed can take up to 5’ long bales (Unrolla LX105*).

*This model is available in North America only

5. Low and easy maintenance.

Just greasing 4 nipples is all it takes to maintain the Unrolla round bale feeder. That’s because instead of bushes we use long-lasting, fully sealed self-aligning block bearings, mounted outboard to keep them clean and free of damage from acidic silage juices. We’ve also added bearing covers that prevent debris from causing damage.

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See it in Action

Richard Owens LM105 - Taupiri New Zealand

Unrolla Explainer Video

Hustler Bale Feeder - SnapLox Tutorial

Unrolla LX105 bale feeder takes a lot of the workload out of feeding cattle (Ireland)

New Product Attachment - Unrolla Side Chute

Hustler Multihitch - Swap your bale feeder in less than 90 seconds

Unrolla LX105 Round Bale Feeding Solution Explained

Hustler Chain Comparison with Nigel Holt

Loading a TMR mixer wagon with the Unrolla LX105

Product Customiser

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

LX104 Mounted round bale unroller

Includes as standard:

  • Snaplox hands-free auto latching system
  • Front-end loader capable
  • Removable rear fence
  • Fixed front fence on headstock
  • Removable lower 3pts linkage mounts
  • Bearing covers

LX105 Mounted round bale unroller

This model is available in North America only

Includes as standard equipment:

  • Snaplox hands-free auto latching system

  • Front-end loader capable

  • Removable rear fence

  • Fixed front fence on headstock

  • Removable lower 3pts linkage mounts

  • Bearing covers

Side Chute (Unrolla)

Side Chute (Unrolla)

Our new side chute attachment extends the feed drop point of your Unrolla chain bale feeder and will assist with feeding into troughs, bunks, along hot-wires, or up against head-bails for indoor feeding.

Side Rollers (Mounted)

Side Rollers (Mounted)

Prevents your bale from falling out of the cradle when operating in hilly country, and allows you to occasionally feed out square bales.

Euro Hitch Brackets

Euro Hitch Brackets

Multihitch Brackets (3ptl & Euro Hitch)

Multihitch Brackets (3ptl & Euro Hitch)

Skidsteer Brackets - 3ptl

Skidsteer Brackets - 3ptl

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

Blank Backing Plates (Narrow - JCB Fitment)

Blank Backing Plates (Narrow - JCB Fitment)

Blank Backing Plates (Wide - Skidsteer Fitment)

Blank Backing Plates (Wide - Skidsteer Fitment)

Side Chute (Unrolla)

Side Chute (Unrolla)

Our new side chute attachment extends the feed drop point of your Unrolla chain bale feeder and will assist with feeding into troughs, bunks, along hot-wires, or up against head-bails for indoor feeding.

Side Rollers (Mounted)

Side Rollers (Mounted)

Prevents your bale from falling out of the cradle when operating in hilly country, and allows you to occasionally feed out square bales.

Multihitch Brackets (3ptl & Euro Hitch)

Multihitch Brackets (3ptl & Euro Hitch)

Euro Hitch Brackets

Euro Hitch Brackets

Blank Backing Plates (Wide - Skidsteer Fitment)

Blank Backing Plates (Wide - Skidsteer Fitment)

Skidsteer Brackets - 3ptl

Skidsteer Brackets - 3ptl

Blank Backing Plates (Narrow - JCB Fitment)

Blank Backing Plates (Narrow - JCB Fitment)

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

Specifications

Bale Size Round: 4’ x 4’ – 5’ x 4’
Bale Weight: Up to 1,250 kg | Up to 2,756 lb
Unit Weight 565 kg | 1246 lb
Loading: Self-loading with integrated tines and Snaplox™ auto-latching system
Capacity: 1 bale
Hydraulics required: 1 x double-acting, 30-60 litres/min (7.9-15.9 gal/min), 2250-3000 psi
Loading: Self-loading
Chains: 24,000-lb load rated roller chains
Size (L x W x H): 1865 x 2055 x 1050 mm | 73.4 x 80.9 x 41.3 in
Bale Size Round: 4’ x 4’ – 6’ x 5’
Bale Weight: Up to 1250 kg | Up to 2,756 lb
Unit Weight: 605 kg | 1334 lb
Loading: Self-loading with integrated tines and Snaplox™ auto-latching system
Capacity: 1 bale
Hydraulics Required: 1 x double-acting, 30-60 litres/min (7.9-15.9 gal/min), 2250-3000 psi
Chains: 24,000-lb load rated roller chains
Size (L x W x H): 2090 x 2055 x 1051 mm | 82.2 x 80.9 x 41.3 in

Key Features and Benefits

Strong Floor Bars

The mounted round bale unroller has 15 floor bars made from 40 x 40 x 4 mm (1.5 x 1.5 x 0.157 in) RHS (square hollow section) fitted. They are 4 to 5 times more resistant to torsion than angle-boxed type bars of the same size. For increased rigidity, the bars are bolted to the chain and can be replaced in a matter of minutes without breaking the chain.

HUSTLER UNROLLA LX104 new strong floor bars

Aggressive teeth

Four 50-mm (2-in) long teeth are placed on each feed bars. We made them stronger and are now 8-mm (0.3-in) thick for more ultimate efficiency.

HUSTLER UNROLLA LX104 new teeth

Toughest Chain

The Unrolla zinc-plated chains are the toughest chains on the market today with a combined total rating of 24,000 lbs. We also chose to use larger 40mm (1.57 in) diameter rollers and pins to make our chain drive system almost twice as strong as our competitors. A greater surface on each roller pin drastically increases the chain life because the wear and tear is so insignificant that they can’t stretch or snake as a result.

HUSTLER Unrolla LM105 Toughest Chains 700 500

New and tougher sprocket design

Our new 6-tooth HardLine™ sprockets are made from high-tensile wear-plate Bisalloy® 80 steel (the same material used in a bulldozer blades) so they last forever. With smaller diameter yet longer teeth, our 165-mm (6.5-in) sprockets require less torque to drive the chains, giving more drive power for tough bales. With a fully enclosed design, it is virtually impossible for the chain to jump off the sprockets, saving you downtime during your feeding routine.

HUSTLER UNROLLA LX104 new sprocket design

Ultra-low bale cradle

Our extra-deep bale cradle design is the lowest loading height in its class on the market so it is made for easy loading should you not have much lift height on your tractor hitch. And our unique cradle shape has been cleverly developed to pull apart a wider variety of bale types

HUSTLER Unrolla LM105 Ultra Low Cradle 700 500

Front and rear fences

The mounted Unrolla round bale unroller is equipped with a screwed, tool-free removable front and rear fence. The back fence is used to pull the bale against at loading and to hold it securely in the chamber/cradle during transport on even the steepest of terrain. As the chamber is fully enclosed, you can also use your bale unroller to feed out loose feed such as pit silage, grains, maize, cattle cakes, fodder beet and more.

HUSTLER Unrolla LM105 Extra Versatility Recovered 700 500

Thermoformed polyethylene floor

Our single-piece fully enclosed floor made from durable and lightweight polyethylene reduces feed waste and has excellent slippery properties with 30% less frictional resistance than steel, making it easier to feed out sticky bales, putting less strain on the hydraulic motor, which requires less power and flow! Polyethylene is also super strong as it is used in bullet-proof waistcoats, has very good flexural strength, even at low temperatures and does not absorb moisture. Polyethylene guarantees maximum reliability against corrosion and oxidation problems, unlike steel which you may have to replace after a few years. In addition, polyethylene can be treated with anti-UV agents. And while steel is made from non-renewable natural resources, polyethylene is obtained from non-fossil resources such as sugar cane and linear high-density polyethylene is a 100% recyclable raw material.

 

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Covered driveshafts

The thermoformed polyethylene floor covers the driveshafts, which eliminates any possibility for the feed to wrap around or jamming.

HUSTLER UNROLLA LX104 Protected drive

New dual auto-latch system

New and improved high-mounted connection latches on both sides of the feeder take the load off the cradle, which removes any load from the bale spears. The auto-latch spring is now fully encapsulated providing a more reliable, positive connection to handle the heaviest bales. The mounted Unrolla bale unrollers also benefits from the unique patented Hustler’s Snaplox™ auto connect/disconnect hands-free loading system saves you time, saves you having to tug on a rope to disconnect, and saves you from twisting your back.

HUSTLER UNROLLA LX104 new dual auto latch system

Unique Hook Design

The unique design of the hooks carries the entire load of the feeder, rather than the tines carrying the weight. This provides a stronger connection between feeding cradle and headstock which allows for a higher load rating and eliminates twisting and bent tines. It also means that once properly hooked, the cradle is 100% secured for the operators and the animals, with no chance to come down whatever the angle is.

HUSTLER Unrolla LM105 Snaplox 700 500

Protected Drive and Motor

The Unrolla drive coupling system and motor are both protected by a steel cover to eliminate hay building up around them and to avoid accidental damage caused by mistake, including contact with the tractor tyre, which can save you costly downtime and repairs when your tractor has short linkage arms.

HUSTLER Unrolla LM105 Protected Gear 700 500

User-friendly reinforced and profiled tines

We’ve used specifically designed forged bale tines that spear the bale rather than pushing it. They are also longer than traditional tines, which reduces bale sag even with the wettest of bales. One tine is longer than the other for quick and easy alignment when reconnecting the cradle. You’ll only need to line up one tine, then back straight in.

HUSTLER Unrolla LM105 Tines That Pierce The Bale 700 500

New chain tensioners

The chain tensioners are built into the machine frame, should you ever need to adjust the pre-set chain tension. The design has been improved to make the chain tensioners even more tough with less risk of damaging the system and a longer life for the chain. It is now also even easier to adjust than before.

HUSTLER UNROLLA LX104 new chain tensionners

Single Lever Control

A single lever control can operate the whole machine and allows you to feed out bales to the left or right and gives precise control of the feed rate.

Single Lever Control

Compact Design

With a compact design, the mounted Unrolla round bale unrollers have a centre of gravity closer to the tractor (centre of mass 30 mm closer to the tractor). The cradle still offers a generous space on both Unrolla LX104 (allowing more spare room for a 4” bale) and Unrolla LX105* (allowing more spare room for a 5” bale) with no chance for the bale to be jammed. This design has been developed with the operator’s ease of use and safety in mind, with unrivalled stability even mounted on the smallest compact loader.

*This model is available in North America only

HUSTLER UNROLLA LX104 new compact design

New and improved headstock

A new headstock frame has been recently developed to make it stronger with thicker steel and to improve the bale loading sequence with a new contour shape. The bottom of the headstock frame is now narrower to allow the operator to spear the bale lower, which ultimately offers an easier loading sequence. 

HUSTLER UNROLLA LX104 new and improved headstock

Bolted linkage mounts

The mounted Unrolla bale unrollers are equipped with bolted (not welded) and removable 3pt-linkage lower mounts, meaning that you can easily swap with another set of brackets to adapt the machine on a different tractor, loader or telehandler, future-proofing your operation.

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What our customers are saying

Paul

“The machine has been faultless since I bought it. It enables me to get two bales of hay and silage fed out in 10-15 minutes. Then I’m back home, next to the fire and having dinner each night. It’s fantastic.”

Paul Menzies, Neerim (Australia) - Unrolla SL300X/LM105

“The Hustler bale feeder is the best investment I have made since constructing a slatted shed for my cattle and purchasing a tractor. We currently feed over 300 bales a year and since the arrival of the Hustler it has saved me from the back breaking work of fo

PJ Hynes, Co. Roscommon (Ireland) - Unrolla SL350
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“Hustler allowed me to feed out more efficiently and save on feeding costs”

Ashley Rowe, Ardrossan (South Australia) - Unrolla SL360X/LX105
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“I am very Satisfied with my Hustler”

Austrian Farmer, Fischbach (Austria) - Unrolla SL360X/LX105
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“The best feature on the Hustler is the time saving”

David George, Armagh (North Ireland) - Unrolla SL360X/LX105

“A couple of key design features here which impressed me the most is an automatic locking and unlocking system, so there’s no need for ropes dangling out the back of the tractor”

Jaiden Drought (New Zealand) - Farm Trader Test - Unrolla SL360X/LX105

“Overall, this is a good machine and I’m happy to trial it and I think it should become a popular model for a long time”

Jess Singh, Waikato (New Zealand) - Unrolla SL360X/LX105
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“This machine is perfect for us. It allows us to work in small, low stables”

Masterrind (Germany) – Unrolla SL360X/LX105
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“We save a lot of time with our Hustler SL360X Bale unroller. It’s not physically hard to operate the Hustler, old men like myself can work it.”

Karl Schaberreiter, Strallegg (Austria) - Unrolla SL360X/LX105
MA

“We feed out two bales daily and three shovels full of maize mornings and nights with the Hustler SL360X” “We chose the Hustler Bale feeder because the floor of the bale cradle is closed it allows us to feed maize a lot easier and with no wastage. We loved t

Marike Ostebuhr, Strackholt (Germany) - Unrolla SL360X/LX105

“The machine has saved me a lot of aches and pains”

Mike Lough (Ireland) - Unrolla SL360X/LX105
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“The loose pattern of the feed out, has had a positive effect on breeding success and animal health.”

Rinderzucht Steiermark (Austria) - Unrolla SL360X/LX105

“We are pleased to report we have had no problems whatsoever and it is even feeding out our hard hay bales better than our original feeder”

Robert Bishop, Taranaki (New Zealand) - Unrolla SL360X/LX105
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“The ability to pick up from both direction and feed both ways with our bale feeder is a benefit. We chose Hustler because we saw it as the best bale feeder on the market”

Sheldon Reed, Darfield (New Zealand) - Unrolla SL360X/LX105

“Absolutely the best feeder i’ve ever used. Really easy to put on and off, safe on the hills, pretty close to the tractor and you don’t lose any baleage while feeding out”

Willie Berkers, Waikato (New Zealand) - Unrolla SL360X/LX105

“I save about 45 minutes to 1 hour a day with my Hustler bale feeder.”

Paul Besnier, Retiers (France) - Unrolla SL300X/LM105

“The Hustler unroller is ideal for my job and I’m also saving at least 6L of diesel per day so far.”

Duncan, Edinburgh, Scotland (United Kingdom) - Unrolla LX105

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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%).

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