Square & Round BalesTrailed Chainless Bale Feeders

The top of the range trailed Chainless double bale feeder.

The Chainless trailed square and round bale feeders are self-loading, suitable for feeding out any bale, round or square, and it maximises feed use. Designed for medium to large operations. A Chainless trailed bale feeder minimises feed waste by feeding out into narrow windrows to make the feed more accessible to animals and all but eliminate damage from hoof trampling, manure spoilage, and animals laying down on the feed. More efficient use of power, savings on machinery investment and faster bale feeding all add up to impressive fuel economy – made possible by the hydraulic drive system at the heart of every Hustler Chainless trailed bale feeder.

See it in Action

Peter Pelster Runs Chainless X5000 Bale Processors

Chainless X5000, George Kicken, Nebraska

The easiest way to remove the netwrap when loading a bale

Drausin Wulsin, Farmer in Southern Ohio

Tim Richards, Kentucky, Chainless X5000

Scott Mericka, Wisconsin, Chainless X5000

David Fiske - Virginia Tech, in Raphine VA - Chainless X5000

Lorne Zentner, Rancher, Consul, Saskatchewan - Chainless X5000

Matt Tuckwiller, West Virginia - Unroller comparison

Rodger Houser, Virginia - Replaces a bale processor with a bale feeder

Brad McNish, Kamloops, BC, Chainless X5000

Queensland Farmer Replaces Chainless 4000 with X5000

Callumn Broomhall, Meander, Tasmania. Chainless X5000

Ian Dickson, Milawa, Victoria. 2x Chainless X5000's

Joe Ferrell switches to Chainless X5000 bale processor - Out there in Hustler Country

Phillip Harper, Carew, Chainless X5000

Steve Synclair, Stony Creek - Chainless X5000, Bale Feeder

Scott Charmley, Chainless X5000 bale feeder, Dannevirke, New Zealand

Bale Processor - See what Sam Richards, from South Africa has to say about his Chainless X5000 bale feeder

Paul Menzies_Neerim_Victoria

Chainless X5000 Bale Feeder, Warwick Harward, Golden Bay

Chainless X5000 bale feeder with Comby Spread causmag spreader. Graeme Russell, NSW, Australia

Chainless X5000 Bale feeder, Tasmaina, Glenn Anderson

Chainless X5000 Bale Processor, Organic Dairy, California, Mike Moretti

Walter Wichman - Chainless X5000 bale processor feeding bales without removing net-wrap

X5000 upgrades

Chainless X5000 bale feeder - Sarah Salsbury, Montana

Bill Davey runs 2 Chainless X5000 bale feeders

Walter Wichman - Chainless X5000 bale processor feeding bales without removing net-wrap

Brian Attwood in out there in Hustler country - Softhands and Chainless

One of the Secrets Behind the World's Best Bale Feeder

X5000 upgrades

Benefits

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 Chainless can effectively feed out any bale type in both round or square. Chainless is a virtually silent feeding operation which means your stock will be more comfortable.

New Rotor

The new rotor shape has better penetration on tight bales and the shape cleans sticky bales better. The new Axial rotor centralizes the bale in the feeding chamber so that there is less wastage. It has more grip on sloppy, rotor cut bales which makes feeding them out easier and more efficient. The larger bale chamber makes it possible to feed out a wider range of bales, and also makes using the X5000 trailed bale feeder very simple for operators of all skill levels and reduces the need for platform adjustment

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.

Total Control 2 Loading System

Gives you total control overloading the bale. The simple, reliable and fool-proof single cylinder design of the Hustler loading system is safer than other loading systems and allows unwrapping of the bale above the feed cradle, reducing waste.  The Hustler loading system can be reversed if the operator decides not to load that bale. It also has more support area for soft or square bales. The Chainless square and round bale feeder have more leverage, stronger design and larger 1.5-tonne capacity.

Time-saving Features

Loaded with time-saving and money-saving features such as; QRC Grips, Drawbar hose holder, biggest stub axles on the market, Loadial loading indicator, Feedguide built-in platform height guide and Hustler’s stamp of quality, full 2-year warranty, and much more…

Stability

The Chainless trailed bale processor with its low centre of gravity and wide wheel track makes it the most stable bale feeder on the market when in operation adding peace of mind.

Product Customiser

Chainless TE205 Round & Square 2 Bale Feeder

Chainless TX205 Round & Square 2 Bale Feeder

Includes as standard equipment:

  • Uprated 1.5 ton capacity
  • Loading Tyne Position Indicator
  • Quick Release Wiper Panel
  • String Box
  • Mudguards
  • Wide Wheels
Uprated 1.5 Ton Capacity

Uprated 1.5 Ton Capacity

Loading Tyne Position Indicator

Loading Tyne Position Indicator

Quick Release Wiper Panel

Quick Release Wiper Panel

String Box

String Box

Mudguards

Mudguards

Wide Wheels

Wide Wheels

Extra Loading Tyne

Extra Loading Tyne

Side Chute

Side Chute

8' Square Bale Platform Extension

8' Square Bale Platform Extension

Tractor Grip Tyres

Tractor Grip Tyres

Wide Floatation Tyres

Wide Floatation Tyres

Comby Spread Causmag spreader

Comby Spread Causmag spreader

Extra Loading Tyne

Extra Loading Tyne

Side Chute

Side Chute

8' Square Bale Platform Extension

8' Square Bale Platform Extension

Tractor Grip Tyres

Tractor Grip Tyres

Comby Spread Causmag Spreader

Comby Spread Causmag Spreader

Specifications

Bale Sizes Round: All sizes up to 5’ X 6’
Bale Sizes Square: All sizes over 6’ long requires optional platform extension
Bale Weight: Up to 1000kg ea
Unit Weight: 1160kg
Hydraulics Required: 2 x double-acting, 30-60
Capacity: 2 x bales (round or square)
Tynes: 2 x Forged high tensile
Towing Eye: 50mm swiveling forged, 12t rated
Axles: 6 Stud, 60mm Square
Wheels: 10/75R15.3
Ground Clearance: 443mm
Loading: Self-Loading
Size (L x W x H): 4467 x 2410 x 1669mm
Bale Sizes Round: All sizes up to 5’ X 6’
Bale Sizes Square: All sizes. Over 6’ long requires optional platform extension
Bale Weight: Up to 1500kg ea
Unit Weight: 1180kg
Hydraulics Required: 2 x double-acting, 30-60 litres/min, 2250-3000 psi
Capacity: 2 x bales (round or square)
Tynes: 2 x Forged high tensile
Towing Eye: Adjustable height, 50mm swiveling forged, 12t rated
Axles: 6 Stud, 60mm Square
Wheels: 13/55 R16
Ground Clearance: 443mm
Size (L x W x H): 4467 x 2410 x 1669mm

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.

Feedout Any Bale

The Chainless trailed bale feeder is the most versatile bale feeder, it will feed out any bale round & square

Hustler Bale Feeders can feed round or square bales

Feed Control

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

Polyethylene Floor

Hustler’s proven polyethylene platforms with ribbed design keeps the 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 chainless platform is wider to reduce waste with sloppy bales.

Low Maintenance Drive

The entire drive system is now located at the rear, which allows better manoeuvrability. Bigger outboard bearing blocks are easily greased, larger shafts, automatic drive tensioners require no adjustments, and is designed to handle large 1.5-tonne bales(TX205). TE205 will handle up to 1-tonne bales.

Hypaflow Wiper

The Easy Clean Hypaflo Wiper Panel 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.

FeedGuide

The clear, easy to read platform height guide shows starting positions for various bale types making it easier to use for all operators.

Protective Covers

Transmission covers protect against mud and debris getting at the heavy duty drive system which reduces maintenance.

Loadial

The new easier to read loading indicator makes loading any bale simple: line up the indicator to correct bale position, back in and load.

Diverter Valve

Our diverter valve is a safety feature and allows the Chainless to be used behind tractors with just 2 double acting remotes.

High Tensile Chassis

The Chainless round and square bale feeder is built to handle larger bales and has an impressive strength to weight ratio, achieved by using high tensile steel and larger section members. We’ve done our homework and put the steel where it’s needed, not in case it’s needed.

6-Stud Axles

Our 6-stud axles are the strongest on the market giving you longer life and more load capacity.

Massive Ground Clearance

The Chainless bale processor has more ground clearance allowing you to operate on rugged terrain. With the clean underside of the chassis there is nothing to damage or get snagged should you belly out.

Single Post Drawbar

The single post drawbar design has set the benchmark in feeder manoeuvrability and tighter turning. The drawbar is fitted with built-in road-legal safety chain mounts and an adjustable height towing eye

Swiveling Towing Eye

The heavy-duty 12,000kg rated forged towing eye has 50mm height adjustment to suit different size tractors. It rotates 360°, making feeding out on uneven terrain trouble-free.

Heavy Duty Parking Jack

New heavy-duty parking jack has an oversize mounting for a positive lock and safety. To allow for tighter turning, we’ve added an extra mount on top of the drawbar for stowing the jack.

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.

Stringbox

The Chainless TX205 is equipped with a large capacity stringbox which is very handy for stowing that bale wrap, fencing standards, and other items while you’re out and about. Optional on the TE205.

Flotation Tyres

Extra wide 13/55-R16 flotation tyres are standard equipment for less compaction in wet conditions. Comes standard with the TX205.

Mudguards

Mudguards come standard on the TX205 and optional on the TE205. Keeps your feed clean and dry when travelling between paddocks and reduces feed spoilage when operating in muddy conditions.

Total Control Loading

The single hydraulic ram of Hustler’s Total Control 2 loading system makes loading faster and prevents bales from falling on the operator during unwrapping. A bigger tyne frame provides extra support for soft or square bales.

Quick Release Wiper

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

QRC Grips

Another industry first from Hustler! Quick coupling grips make connecting hoses easier and the colour coded for easy coordination

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. The Chainless has 5 teeth per rotor to provide extra grip on soft bales.

Hose Holder

Requested by farmers and unique to Hustler bale feeders, the drawbar mounted hose holder keeps the hydraulic hoses out of harm’s way, reducing chances of downtime. The Chainless hose holder has provision to hold the hoses when the bale feeder is not in use.

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

Testimonials

Andrew Ferguson

Find out how Andrew solved his cattle feeding challenges

Andrew Ferguson (USA) - Chainless X5000
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Reliability is Key for Canterbury Farmer running 2 Hustler Feeder

Bill Davey, Canterbury (New Zealand) - Chainless X5000

We visit McLennan Holdings in Meander, Tasmania, who recently replaced their Chainless 4000 with the all new X5000.

Callumn Broomhall, Meander (Australia) - Chainless X5000
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See what Sarah ahs to say about the Chainless X5000

Sarah Salsbury, Montana (USA), Chainless X5000
Warick Harwood

Warick Harwood’s dairy farm in Takaka is just 55 hectares and he is milking 120 cows. Having managed the operations of a local hay & silage contractor find out why he chose the Chainless X5000 bale feeder for his farm…

Warick Harwood, Golden Bay (New Zealand) - Chainless X5000
walter

“I’ve run bale processors for 10-15 years, and this is the simplest design on the market today”

Walter Wichman (USA) - Chainless X5000

Tim Richards from Kentucky chose to replace an aging TMR mixer wagon with Hustler’s Chainless X5000 bale feeder for his indoor beef feedlot. Take a look at what he has to say about the conversion…

Tim Richards, Kentucky (USA) - Chainless X5000
Steve Synclair X5000

teve Synclair, a dairy farmer feeding 400 cattle, runs a one man operation in Stony Creek, South Gippsland. Watch this video to see how he does it, and why he didn’t hesitate to upgrade to the Chainless X5000 after feeding more than 20,000 bales with his Chain

Steve Synclair, Stony Creek (Australia) - Chainless X5000

A common problem that we come across in most corners of the world is really tightly packed bales that just simply will not feed out with a standard cradle type chain feeder. And the problem these farmers have is that for the past few years they fed out fine, a

Sheep Farmer, Queensland (Australia) - Chainless X5000

These photos show an Alfalfa bale after being fed out with a Hustler bale feeder, feeding in high winds.

Lorne Zentner, Consul (Canada) - Chainless X5000

As the pasture starts to dry off as we head into summer, we don’t know how dry it will get, but we do know that the sooner we prepare for drought the more chance we have of handling the demand on feed supply…

David Fiske, Virginia Tech, Raphine (USA) - Chainless X5000
Sam Richards

When Sam Richards moved from South Africa to North Otago to set up his dairy farm, he chose a Hustler Chainless X5000 bale feeder. Find out what he has to say to his fellow countrymen about his discovery…

Sam Richards, Lumsden (New Zealand) - Chainless X5000

After 6 trouble free years of feeding out both round and square bales, upgrading to the new Chainless X5000 model was a no brainer for this Australian farmer. Watch the video to see what he has to say…

Queensland (Australia) - Chainless X5000

Dairy farmer, Phillip Harper from Carew, Mid Canterbury, used to flick his square bales out with the front loader, which wasn’t successful, so he decided to invest in a bale feeder

Phillip Harper, Carew (New Zealand) - Chainless X5000
Philippa Joblin

Philippa Joblin used to have an office job for an insurance company in the Hawkes Bay, 3 weeks ago she moved to Ruapuna in the South Island to help her sister and brother in-law on their farm. Find out how she found the Chainless bale feeder after being ‘throw

Philippa Joblin, Ruapuna (New Zealand) - Chainless X5000
Mike Moretti

Mike Moretti, an organic dairy farmer in Tomales, California, purchased his Chainless X5000 around 18 months ago and has used it every day since.

Mike Moretti, California (USA) - Chainless X5000

Check out what Matt Tuckwiller says about his Chainless X5000 and what the benefits are compared to a hay unroller.

Matt Tuckwiller, West Virginia (USA) - Chainless X5000
Ian dickson

Like much of eastern Australia, Milawa is currently in drought. Ian’s two Hustler X5000 bale feeders have shaved thousands of hours off his feeding operations and made the process safer and more streamlined.

Ian Dickson in (Milawa), Australia - Chainless X5000
Glenn Anderson

Glenn Anderson, a beef farmer located in Northern Tasmania, and his family run a Gelbvieh & Murray Grey Stud. Read this story to see how they overcame feed shortages…

Glenn Anderson, Tasmania (Australia) - Chainless X5000
drausin-wulsin-portrait

Drausin is a grass farmer that raises organic milk, 100% grass fed beef and lamb, Pastured chicken, Pork and Pastured eggs. The Hustler Bale unroller  has relieved Drausin’s physical strain, saving him time and has made it possible to overcome the challenges o

Drausin Wulsin, Ohio (USA) - Chainless X5000
David king

David King from Carew, Mid-Canterbury is a dairy support and cropping farmer who decided to buy a chainless X5000 bale feeder 12 months ago and never looked back.

David King, Carew (New Zealand) - Chainless X5000

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