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
"Nothing has compared and has been as reliable as what the Hustler has been, and we will definitely be getting a Hustler the next time we trade up"
- Doug Hanks, Stoney Creek, VIC - SL700X
"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" To see the full blog post, click here
- Andrew Gordon, Beef Farmer in Scotland - SL700X
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.