Chainless X5000

Top of the range trailed Chainless bale processor, self-loading, suitable for feeding out any bale, round or square, dry hay or baled silage and it maximizes leaf retention, minimizing waste. The Chainless X5000 carries 2 bales at a time and is designed for medium to large operations feeding out up to 5000 bales each year.

What others are saying

"This was the best business decision I made for feeding my hay."

- Nathan Johnson, Tennessee - Chainless X5000

"It’s a lot smoother with how it rotates the bale.  I’ve tested it on hills, going up hills and down hills, where as my old machine used to, more so coming uphill it wanted to throw the bale out of the back of the machine, out of the cradle but the X5000 keeps it in there quite nice now.  No real amount off silage hanging of the side and getting jammed. Quite impressed."

- Dairy Farmer, Victoria, Australia. Chainless X5000

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6 Key Benefits

1

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 X5000 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.

2

The new rotor shape has better penetratration 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 very simple for operators of all skill levels and reduces the need for platform adjustment.

3

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.

4

Total Control 2 Loading system – gives you total control over loading 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 X5000 has more leverage, stronger design and larger 1.5 tonne capacity.

5

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

6

Stability – The Chainless x5000 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.

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 X5000 is the most versatile bale processor, it will feed out any bale round & square.

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 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 X5000’s 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 manoeuverability. Bigger outboard bearing blocks are easily greased, larger shafts, automatic drive tensioners require no adjustments, and is designed to handle larger 1.5 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.

Divertor valve

Our divertor valve is a safety feature and allows the X5000 to be used behind tractors with just 2 double acting remotes.

High tensile chassis

The X5000 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 X5000 is has the more ground clearance allowing you to operate on rugged terrain and 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 maneuverability 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 26,456lb rated forged towing eye has 1.97" 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.

Sandblasted, wet coat finish

New sandblasted finish and improved paint system means your new Chainless X5000 will look smarter for longer.

Stringbox

The Chainless X5000 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.

Flotation tyres

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

Total control loading

The single hydraulic ram of Hustler’s Total Control 2 loading system makes loading faster and prevents bales 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 X5000 has 5 teeth per rotor to provide extra grip on soft bales.

Hose holder

Requested by farmers and unique to Hustler balefeeders, the drawbar mounted hose holder keeps the hydraulic hoses out of harms way, reducing chances of downtime. The X5000’s hose holder has provision to hold the hoses when the bale feeder is not in use.

Specifications

  • Bale sizes round: all sizes up to 5’ X 6’
  • Bale sizes square: all sizes up to 8’ long
  • Bale weight: up to 3307lb ea
  • Unit weight: 2601lb
  • Hydraulics required: 2 X double-acting, 8-16 gal/min, 2250-3000 psi
  • Capacity: 2x bales (round or square)
  • Tynes: 2x Forged high tensile
  • Towing eye: Adjustable height, 1.97″ swiveling forged, 12t rated
  • Axles: 6 Stud, 2.36″ Square
  • Wheels: 13/55 R16
  • Ground clearance: 17.4″
  • Loading: self-loading
  • Size (L x W x H): 176″ x 95″ x 66″

 

Optional Extras

Side chute

Designed to help when feeding out onto feedpads, over hotwires, or into troughs. Angle is fully adjustable and there is more clearance and longer reach to...

 

Square bale extension

An extension bar extends the platform for extra support for 8’ bales.

 

Trac grip tyres

Grippy 10/75-R15.3 traction tyres for extra stability on steeper terrain.

 

LoadCam

Another industry first from Hustler. The optional LoadCam makes lining up the second bale easier.

 

Mudguards

Mudguards keep your feed clean and dry when traveling between paddocks and reduces feed spoilage when operating in muddy conditions.

 

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