The World’s Most Efficient Bale Processor



To survive in a growing world, you want more lbs of beef from every bale.
Hustler Equipment, founded in 1961, builds the world’s most efficient bale processing systems that…


The 3 Most Common Advantages Leading Ranchers Gained By Switching to Hustler’s Bale Processor.


1. More Nutritional Intake For Your Cattle

Hay remains intact and is not destroyed. The bale feeder simply teases the bale apart with its unique low speed 3:1 ratio rotors into a tidy windrow without chopping or grinding the bale. This provides some key benefits that ranchers really appreciate:

  • The leaves and/or grain, where a large proportion of the nutrition is found, are not smashed to powder and blown away as dust. The Hustler bale processor preserves the leaf and grain so your cattle can eat it.
  • Any mold in a bale is separated from the hay without mixing it in, allowing cattle to eat fresh, clean hay.
  • Ranchers are reporting up to 80% reductions in mineral supplement consumption, and up to 20% reductions in hay consumption for the same live weight gains, with the same bales!


2. Increased Versatility with Reduced Plugging

Whatever bale you have available you can rest assured that Hustler’s Chainless bale processing system will feed it out. Leading ranchers are particularly impressed with the fact that Hustler bale processors process:

  • All round bales, including 4 and 5 ft wide, up to 6 ft diameter.
  • All square bales even sizes up to 8 ft long.
  • All wrapped high moisture balage (baled silage) bales – without ever plugging!
  • All Hay & Straw bales of any forage type – proven with more than 110 different forage types.
  • All frozen bales that have been stored outside over winter.


3. Simplicity & Reduced Downtime

Leading ranchers demand reliability, a key reason they love the simplicity of the Hustler bale processor. Finally, a feeding system that is engineered and proven in the coldest of winter climates saving you downtime because of:

  • No wearing parts to maintain, replace, or vibrate loose and hurt your cattle.
  • Simple hydraulically driven design, with no PTO shaft and very few moving parts to keep adjusted, greased and maintained.
  • Low speed rotors that allow the tractor to be operated at not much more than an idle, teasing bales apart quickly instead of chopping.
  • Virtually no dust to clog air filters on your tractor, stick to your grease points or get in the eyes of your cattle.
  • Ultra low power requirement allows the bale processing system to be powered with small tractors and even your pickup should it have a hydraulic supply, saving you gallons of fuel each day.
  • Ranchers are reporting fuel savings of over 60% compared to their previous PTO powered hay processor.

What are ranchers, universities and dealers saying about Hustler bale processors:

“The results here are alot more gentle, so it will feed out the way we like it”

Lorne Zentner, Consul, Saskatchewan (Canada) - Chainless X5000/TX205
Andrew Ferguson

“After running the Hustler for a few months, we decided to go ahead and purchase two more”

Andrew Ferguson (USA) - Chainless X5000/TX205
Bill Fales 2

“I couldn’t believe it, but it saves a lot of hay”

Bill Fales, Carbondale (USA) - Chainless X5000/TX205

“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
Easy To Use

“I can now produce 20-22 small square bales in about 4-5 minutes using my new Hustler XR1500. I no longer have to dodge the weather patterns because I have it all set up indoors and I can do it all on my own.”

Chad Cifreo, Louisianna (USA) - Chainless XR1500/SX105

“In certain times of the year we’ll use hay rings, we’ll use hay trailers with heavy use areas, so we feed with rings, we feed with hay trailers along with the bale feeder, but a 1000 times over, a 1000 times over this bale feeder is a far way better in my opi

Eric Elsner, University of Georgia (USA) - Chainless 4000

“I have to say the new Chainless X5000 bale cart is fantastic and a great improvement on the 4000, we have noticed a big difference in the amount of hay we are feeding out and reduced wastage”.

Ella Anderson, University of Tasmania (Australia) - Chainless X5000/TX205

Chainless LX105 bale processor

  • 3-PH, Skid Steer or Loader Mounted
  • Snaplox Self-loading System
  • Processes any Round or Square Bale
  • Single Bale Capacity

Chainless TX205 bale processor

  • Trailed
  • Total Control Self-Loading System
  • Processes any Round or Square Bale
  • 2-Bale Capacity
CHAINLESS TX205 front angle RGB

15 More Reasons Ranchers are Switching to Hustler Bale Processors

Watch our Products in Action

Bob Boyce is feeding out with 77 years of age

Bill Fales appreciates the simplicity of the product

Andrew Ferguson was looking for a better way to feed hay

Eric Elsner of Murdoch University explains the Chainless bale feeding system

Free cattle feeding guide!

Over 30,000 hours of research into comparing every system for processing bales for cattle. Inside you’ll find the complete comparison of how each system performs on the 23 most common issues each system they faces.

For more information or no obligation demonstration on your own ranch – Contact a Hustler field consultant. (844)-249-2092 

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