The top of the range mounted balefeeder, Chainless X2500 feeds every type of round or square bale and has been proven on more bale types than any other 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. A new tougher drive system eliminates downtime and is rated to handle 1250kg bales with ease.
"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 Bale Feeder
Brian O’Connor from Ohio is the happy owner of one of the very first Chainless X2500's delivered in the United States and very kindly sent in this video... Brian is currently feeding 100 sheep and aims to double that in the short term, his new feeder being crucial to allowing him to grow, and what would previously have been a 2 person chore, can now be done very simply by yourself! Before he purchased the Hustler, he would use round bales in a ring feeder and would have to fight sheep to get them out of his way in order to fill the feeder. Having the Hustler has allowed them to put in a feed alley, up beside the headbails which has substantially cut the time it takes to feed out, and can now have this done in 10 minutes. "Another very helpful part of our operation is using the Hustler to unroll a round bale inside the lambing barn so we can pile it up and feed to individual lambing jugs as needed. No more conventional square bales or trying to tear a round bale by hand for the individual jugs". “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 - Chainless X2500
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 X2500 can effectively feed out any bale type in both round or square. Chainless is a virtually silent feeding operation which means stock are more comfortable.
SNAPLOX The patented, auto connect/disconnect self-loading system eliminates the twisting and strain on your back because there’s no need to tug on a rope to disconnect, and eliminates the chance of a smashed rear window, should an inexperienced operator forget to remove the rope when disconnecting. And it allows the feeder to be operated on a front loader, telescopic loader or skidsteer loader with ease.
FEED ANY BALE The new rotor shape and bale chamber design has 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 X2500 very simple for operators of all skill levels and reduces the need for platform adjustment.
EASY CLEANING 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.
NO BUSHES Bushes in the drive system are one of the highest causes of frustration in maintaining a bale feeder. We are pleased to announce that the entire drive system on the new Chainless X2500 runs on bearings, for lowest possible maintenance, less downtime and longer service life.
Hustler’s proven polyethylene platforms with ribbed design keeps 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 X2500’s platform is wider to reduce waste with sloppy bales.