The top of the range trailed Chainless double bale feeder, self-loading, suitable for feeding out any bale, round or square, and it maximises feed use. The Chainless X5000 carries 2 bales at a time and is designed for medium to large operations.
"The Chainless X5000 is a credit to Hustler. It has been well thought out and very well built. The company has achieved its goal of building a machine that will feed out virtually any size or shape of bale, of almost any type of feed." - Chainless X5000
- Cricklewood Angus at Tahaenui Station, Nuhaka, New Zealand. Chainless X5000
"Our idea for purchasing this was because we feed a fair bit of green feed, oats, and triticale. We’re in Western Canada, and we feed some hay as well, square bales, round bales. But our idea was to keep that feed intact so we weren’t thrashing it, like through the normal process of a bale processor. And the results here are a lot different, it’s a lot gentler so it will feed it out the way we like it, so that it stays intact. That’s one of our big reasons for purchasing this machine. And you can see some of our feed over here, its stuff like that we’d like to see stay intact."
- Lorne Zentner, Rancher, Consul, SK - Chainless X5000
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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 feeder, it will feed out any bale round & square.
Infinite variation in feed control, allows you to feed thick for cattle, thin for sheep to increase the palatability for your stock.
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.
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.
The clear, easy to read platform height guide shows starting positions for various bale types making it easier to use for all operators.
Transmission covers protect against mud and debris getting at the heavy duty drive system which reduces maintenance.
The new easier to read loading indicator makes loading any bale simple: line up the indicator to correct bale position, back in and load.
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.
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 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.
Sandblasted, wet coat finish
New sandblasted finish and improved paint system means your new Chainless X5000 will look smarter for longer.
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.
Extra wide 13/55-R16 flotation tyres are standard equipment for less compaction in wet conditions.
Mudguards standard keep your feed clean and dry when traveling 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 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.
Another industry first from Hustler! Quick coupling grips make connecting hoses easier and the colour coded for easy coordination.
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.
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.