Bale Feeders

More farmer’s choose Hustler than any other brand of bale feeder or bale unroller. Because they’re built tougher, more reliable, feed both round & square bales, they maximize feed use, minimize feed waste, save you time and are a pleasure to use.

Feeding Applications

Indoor feeding

It is very common to find Hustler balefeeders operating in housed cattle operations where stock are kept indoors during winter or all year round.

Open field feeding

Traditionally balefeeders have been used in pasture-based feeding operations, which allows cattle to roam free in the pasture and the supplementary feed can be feed anywhere throughout the pasture.

Bunk/Trough Feeding

Hustler Bale Feeders are designed to be utilised in operations that have bunks, feedpads or troughs to improve the palatability of feed, and allows the correct amount to be fed each day. Hustler Balefeeders can be mounted to front loaders, 3 point linkage or trailed in these operations.

Ring Feeding

The Hustler Bale feeding system is utilised in operations that feed stock with bunks, or hay rings to improve the palatability of feed, and allows the correct amount to be fed each day. Hustler Balefeeders can be mounted to front loaders, telescopic loaders to simplify bunk feeding operations.


The Chainless balefeeding system is utilised by leading rebaling operations, to tease bales apart and feed directly into the pickup of small square balers and converts 1 large round bale into 15-20 small squares in less than 4 minutes, on demand which are more saleable and higher value.

TMR Loading

With a loader mounted Hustler Balefeeder operators can load the exact amount of feed directly into the TMR and because the balefeeder teases apart the bale, it substantially reduces diesel consumption, mixing time, and maintenance.

Bale Feeder Calculator

Most of the savings are achieved by a reduction in the amount of bale which is wasted.

Feed wastage can be caused by various factors:-

  1. Bale is not teased apart enough making it harder for stock to eat
  2. Animals laying or trampling on fodder
  3. Bales which are unfinished in a ring feeder because the ground conditions are too poor for animals to reach the rest
  4. Stock rejecting feed because of dirt, mud or other contaminants
  5. Savings can be made by feeding the right amount of the bale, and retaining the rest for the next feed
  6. By feeding over a larger area than with a ring feeder, there is less competition between the amimals

Typical savings achieved by using a Hustler Chainless bale feeder are between 15-40%, depending on your existing feeding system (chain feeders typically save 10-35%).

1Choose your current feeding system type
2 How many bales do you feed per season?
3 Cost of your bales Average cost is $70/bale
4 Choose a Hustler feeding system type

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Why Hustler

Hustler has been designing and building farm equipment since 1961. We combine a love for machines with creativity, an understanding of farming, and a passion for discovering better ways to do everyday tasks.

Our head office location in one of New Zealand’s key agricultural regions keeps us in touch with the requirements of some of the world’s best farmers. We listen, we observe, and we challenge the status quo to develop products that meet the evolving needs of agriculture. Industry-leading technology ensures meticulous manufacturing standards.

All new Hustler products undergo a grueling test programme, When they survive we stand behind them with our two-year warranty and our global dealer network.

  • Founded in 1961

  • Exporting for over 45 years

  • Created more than 15 industry first

  • More farmers choose Hustler bale feeders than any other brand*

What our customers are saying

“After having feeding out more than 23,000 bales, with minimal maintenance carried out over the last 13 years and with no major breakdowns, the decision was easy. We purchased our second... Read more
Wagyu Beef farm, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Chainless 2000
“The Hustler bale feeder is reliable and easy to operate. It handles rounds and squares, runs 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, and has been operating since 2003. It feeds evenly, and maintenance is... Read more
Paul of Oaklane Stables, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Chainless 2000
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After-Sales Customer Care

Our dedication to you doesn’t stop when you leave the dealer. That’s because owning a Hustler should be as rewarding as the time it saves you.

All Hustler built products are backed with a full 2 year warranty for added peace of mind in the field and include Hustler’s legendary service, back up and support that exceeds your expectations.

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