Top of the range trailed Chainless bale processor, self-loading, suitable for feeding out any bale, round or square, dry hay or baled silage and it maximizes leaf retention, minimizing waste. The Chainless X5000 carries 2 bales at a time and is designed for medium to large operations feeding out up to 5000 bales each year.


  • 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.


  • Bale sizes round: all sizes up to 5’ X 6’
  • Bale sizes square: all sizes up to 8’ long
  • Bale weight: up to 3307lb ea
  • Unit weight: 2601lb
  • Hydraulics required: 2 X double-acting, 8-16 gal/min, 2250-3000 psi
  • Capacity: 2x bales (round or square)
  • Tynes: 2x Forged high tensile
  • Towing eye: Adjustable height, 1.97″ swiveling forged, 12t rated
  • Axles: 6 Stud, 2.36″ Square
  • Wheels: 13/55 R16
  • Ground clearance: 17.4″
  • Loading: self-loading
  • Size (L x W x H): 176″ x 95″ x 66″



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Axial rotor

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.

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Feedout any bale

The Chainless X5000 is the most versatile bale processor, it will feed out any bale round & square.

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Feed control

Infinite variation in feed control, allows you to feed thick for cattle, thin for sheep to increase the palatability for your stock.

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Polyethylene floor

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.

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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.

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Hypaflow wiper

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.

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The clear, easy to read platform height guide shows starting positions for various bale types making it easier to use for all operators.

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Protective covers

Transmission covers protect against mud and debris getting at the heavy duty drive system which reduces maintenance.

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The new easier to read loading indicator makes loading any bale simple: line up the indicator to correct bale position, back in and load.

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Divertor valve

Our divertor valve is a safety feature and allows the X5000 to be used behind tractors with just 2 double acting remotes.

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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.

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6-stud axles

Our 6-stud axles are the strongest on the market giving you longer life and more load capacity.

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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.

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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.

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Swiveling towing eye

The heavy duty 26,456lb rated forged towing eye has 1.97″ height adjustment to suit different size tractors. It rotates 360°, making feeding out on uneven terrain trouble-free.

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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.

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Sandblasted, wet coat finish

New sandblasted finish and improved paint system means your new Chainless X5000 will look smarter for longer.

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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.

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Flotation tyres

Extra wide 13/55-R16 flotation tyres are standard equipment for less compaction in wet conditions.

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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.

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Quick release wiper

A quick release latch releases the wiper panel for easy cleaning.

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QRC grips

Another industry first from Hustler! Quick coupling grips make connecting hoses easier and the colour coded for easy coordination.

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Rotor teeth

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.

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Hose holder

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.

What our customers are saying

Tim Richards from Kentucky chose to replace an aging TMR mixer wagon with Hustler’s Chainless X5000 bale feeder for his indoor beef feedlot. Take a look at what he has to say about the conversion…

Tim Richards, Kentucky (USA) - Chainless X5000

These photos show an Alfalfa bale after being fed out with a Hustler bale feeder, feeding in high winds.

Lorne Zentner, Consul (Canada) - Chainless X5000

For Scott Merieka the difference the Chainless X5000 has made to his operation in Wisconsin has been amazing! We caught up with Scott, who was willing to share his story (on camera) about how the X5000 transformed his calving rates, herd capacity and much mor

Scott Merieka, Wisconsin (USA) - Chainless X5000

“as it’s feeding over the top you can see that the main part of the bale just wants to stay down, you can tell it’s not going to block.  Feeds out beautifully, very happy with it”

Dairy Farmer, Fish Creek (Australia) - Chainless X5000

“I think it’s 100% better than the last model, teases it up a bit better and feeds out 100% better.   The old one seemed to chuck it out in chunks and this one seems to tease it up a lot better, the whole chassis and everything is just a bit bulkier”

Beef Farmer, Waitaki Valley (New Zealand) - Chainless X5000

As the pasture starts to dry off as we head into summer, we don’t know how dry it will get, but we do know that the sooner we prepare for drought the more chance we have of handling the demand on feed supply…

David Fiske, Virginia Tech, Raphine (USA) - Chainless X5000

It’s a lot smoother with how it rotates the bale.

Dairy Farmer, Victoria (Australia) - Chainless X5000

The Chainless X5000 is a credit to Hustler

Cricklewood Angus, Tahaenui Station, Nuhaka (New Zealand) - Chainless X5000

“The feed out side of it is 100% better the way you’ve changed it”

Dairy Farmer, Cobden (Australia) - Chainless X5000

“I have to say the new Chainless X5000 bale cart is fantastic and a great improvement on the 4000, we have noticed a big difference in the amount of hay we are feeding out and reduced wastage”.

Ella Anderson, University of Tasmania (Australia) - Chainless X5000

The CHX5000 has performed well in our operation, as a bale unloader in our bunker silo where we load the hay directly into our feed trucks as well as unloading big bales directly into fence line bunks.

Mark Mahnken, Missouri (USA) - Chainless X5000

Dairy farmer, Phillip Harper from Carew, Mid Canterbury, used to flick his square bales out with the front loader, which wasn’t successful, so he decided to invest in a bale feeder

Phillip Harper, Carew (New Zealand) - Chainless X5000
Steve Synclair X5000

teve Synclair, a dairy farmer feeding 400 cattle, runs a one man operation in Stony Creek, South Gippsland. Watch this video to see how he does it, and why he didn’t hesitate to upgrade to the Chainless X5000 after feeding more than 20,000 bales with his Chain

Steve Synclair, Stony Creek (Australia) - Chainless X5000
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Scott Charmley runs a dairy farm in Dannevirke, and is feeding out with a Chainless 4000 round & square bale feeder that his father purchased in 2007. We find out how he gets 4 days of feeding done in just an hour.

Scott Charmley, Dannevirke (New Zealand) - Chainless 4000
Philippa Joblin

Philippa Joblin used to have an office job for an insurance company in the Hawkes Bay, 3 weeks ago she moved to Ruapuna in the South Island to help her sister and brother in-law on their farm. Find out how she found the Chainless bale feeder after being ‘throw

Philippa Joblin, Ruapuna (New Zealand) - Chainless X5000
Warick Harwood

Warick Harwood’s dairy farm in Takaka is just 55 hectares and he is milking 120 cows. Having managed the operations of a local hay & silage contractor find out why he chose the Chainless X5000 bale feeder for his farm…

Warick Harwood, Golden Bay (New Zealand) - Chainless X5000
Glenn Anderson

Glenn Anderson, a beef farmer located in Northern Tasmania, and his family run a Gelbvieh & Murray Grey Stud. Read this story to see how they overcame feed shortages…

Glenn Anderson, Tasmania (Australia) - Chainless X5000
Mike Moretti

Mike Moretti, an organic dairy farmer in Tomales, California, purchased his Chainless X5000 around 18 months ago and has used it every day since.

Mike Moretti, California (USA) - Chainless X5000
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“We put all that time and energy to put up beautiful hay with all the Alfalfa leaves, and the processor kind of just blows it up into the air. I wanted to go with something that would just roll the bales out”

Sarah Salsbury, Montana (USA), Chainless X5000

“I’ve run bale processors for 10-15 years, and this is the simplest design on the market today”

Walter Wichman (USA) - Chainless X5000

“This was the best business decision I made for feeding my hay.”

Nathan Johnson, Tennessee (USA) - Chainless X5000

“No noise, no stress on equipment”.

Cody Sawley, Alberta (Canada) - Chainless X5000

Check out what Matt Tuckwiller says about his Chainless X5000 and what the benefits are compared to a hay unroller.

Matt Tuckwiller, West Virginia (USA) - Chainless X5000

“I have found the Hustler to be better when feeding silage and dry hay. The Hustler bale processor is versatile”

Peter Pelster, Nebraska (USA) - Chainless X5000 - Dealer

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