Trailed bale feeder suitable for feeding out the widest variety of round bales, balage, silage, hay or straw. With a unique chassis design protects the vital components, patented total control self-loading system and the toughest chain/floor set up on the market
"The big advantage is its easiness to use, and self-loading."
"It's never broken down, side bars are very useful as you can see where it is when going through gates as well as keeping mis-shapen bales in the chamber on the steep country we operate on"
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- Andrew Gordon, Beef Farmer in Scotland - SL700X
"It is very balanced on hill sides, great how it has a swivel eye and very manoeuvrable. Easy peasy to put on and take off"
"It's an awesome machine and I look forward to feeding out with it again soon!"
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 12,000 lb roller chain, 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.
Hustler’s unique Total Control Loading (TCL2) system that has revolutionized bale handling since it was introduced eight years ago. With just one hydraulic cylinder to complete the entire loading operation, and a new gas strut to help reset the loader, the TCL2 is the fastest loading system out there. And with only one ram it’s safer and less demanding on your tractor’s hydraulics. Unlike other systems, the operator can reverse the bale if necessary, even once the bale is positioned low over the cradle for unwrapping.
Zinc plated chains rated to 12 000lb each and with the heavy duty rollers and pins make our chain drive system almost twice as strong as our competitors. And the greater surface on each roller pin increases chain life because they can’t stretch or snake.
Bars are 4-5 times stronger torsionally than angle type bars of same size. We’ve bolted them to the chain which is stronger and for different bale types blank bars or bars with more aggressive teeth are available and can simply be bolted on in a matter of minutes.
Low Maintenance Bearings
Protected double sealed heavy-duty 4-bolt bearings with trash shields are mounted outboard of the feeding chamber, which makes them last longer than internally mounted bushes.
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.
Fully enclosed extruded polyethylene floor reduces feed waste and it will never corrode. Being polyethylene it is slippery with 30% less drag compared to steel which makes feeding sticky silage or wet bales easy.
Even the stickiest bales are not a problem for our new bale chamber. It is steeper and deeper for feeding out a bigger variety of bales and preventing rollout on steep terrain. Increased front and rear bale chamber enclosure reduces feed falling out, and a high security bar holds the bale securely in the chamber.
Hill Country Stability
A lower centre of gravity and steeper feed cradle result in a 20% increase in stability. This means greater safety and peace of mind when the going gets steep.
A beefed up drive system, including a newly designed coupling, provides unparalleled direct drive strength, while a bigger motor allows you to feed even the heaviest and sloppiest bales with ease.
6 Stud Axle
You need to feed out in all conditions, so we’ve fitted the strongest stub axle on the market. The SL700X is suited to the fastest tractors available today. We’ve also made it adjustable so that it suits any terrain, without running over the feed.
Swivelling Towing Eye
Our heavy-duty 360 degree forged towing eye handles the roughest terrain without causing damage to your machine. It is also has adjustable height, so that it sits level on whatever size tractor you have.
Single Post Drawbar
Our single post drawbar design has set the benchmark in feeder maneuverability. Now it is completely removable, which means you can replace it without having to buy a whole new chassis. By lowering the drawbar, we’ve made it easier stepping from side to side.
Removable bearing covers protect the bearings from mud and make cleaning and greasing easy.
Our fully enclosed chassis prevents rust by stopping water getting in. We’ve built the SL700X with plenty of ground clearance to minimise bellying out and to avoid damage to chains and feed bars when it does touch the ground, we’ve made the underside of the chassis smooth, so it slides until the wheels gain traction again. Impressive strength to weight ratio has been achieved by constructing the SL700X from high tensile steel, which is 50% stronger than mild steel. Bolted construction eliminates stress cracking common with some conventional bale feeders.
New Thermoform floor covers the driveshaft’s which eliminates any possibility of feed wrapping around the shafts or jamming.