A self-loading 3-point-linkage mounted Chain bale processor suitable for feeding out a wide variety of mainly round bales. The SL-350 is ideally suited for farms feeding 50-800 bales each year.
Murray & Astrid Ballantine of Southland, New Zealand are enjoying their Hustler SL350 Balefeeder which they have had for 7 odd years. The Ballantine’s consistently feed out a good 400 bales per year and in some years have put closer to 600 bales through the machine. It was of the first machines into Southland and Murray says that having the heaviest chain (12000lb) was the main reason he brought it. “We feed 95% balage and although we found the machine a bit aggressive on our soft centred bales, it was an excellent feature that the feed-bars were bolted through the chain so we simply replaced some with no teeth, it was that easy. It is an excellent machine – we love it, no wrapping, no issues, just keeps going.” “We get excellent feed-out lines, with the material being spread over a long distance which is ideal for us. I’ve also used it for taking hedge clippings to the burning pit – works well” says Murray. “Hustler made sure we were happy with it from day one.” The machine was supplied by Hustler’s Southland agent, Farmchief Machinery.
- Murray Ballantine, Southland, New Zealand - SL-350
“The Hustler bale feeder is the best investment I have made since constructing a slatted shed for my cattle and purchasing a tractor. We currently feed over 300 bales a year and since the arrival of the Hustler it has saved me from the back breaking work of forking my cattle silage. I now have the capability to feed 60 cattle in under 30 minutes with minimum effort. The cost of the Hustler is very small when it is spaced out over 5 years per animal.”
- PJ Hynes, Co. Roscommon, Ireland - SL-350
Easy to use. Single level feed control make it very easy to use and ideal for share milkers.
Toughest chain on the market. Super strong roller chains with the combined strength of 24,000lbs, with tough 40mm x 40mm zinc-plated bars. Bars are bolted to the chain, a stronger and more easily replaceable system.
Tough polyethylene floor. Non corrosive, impervious to UV, slippery, easily repairable and very shock resistant. Fully enclosed – no wastage of expensive feed. Long bed can take 5’ long bales.
Low maintenance. Instead of bushes we use longer lasting block bearings, mounted outboard to keep them clean and free of damage.
Best bale security on the market. The high rear bar means the bale cannot screw off the back on hills. Optional side rails are available.
Our 6 tooth sprockets are made from Bisalloy (the same material a bulldozer blade is made from) so they last forever. With smaller diameter sprockets less torque is required to drive the chains, giving more drive power for tough bales. Designed so it is impossible for chain to jump off the sprocket saves you downtime in the field.