See what Hustler owners from all around the world have to say about our farming equipment.
“I couldn’t imagine not having this unit now. It’s just making life way easier.”
“It has cut down our feeding time immensely.”
“Hustler has a really good combination of practicality and ease of use”
"We have rolled out about 1250 to 1300 bales so far this year, and it has never missed a beat."
"That's why I bought it, because it is just a good machine."
“It’s definitely a good machine. So I’d recommend it to whoever’s interested in one,”
“I’d recommend it to anybody. Just get one on demo. And you’ll see straight away. It’s a no-brainer as far as I’m concerned,”
“Cheap to run, cheap maintenance. No problems. Can’t go wrong,”
“I believe that Hustler’s got the best gear out, for dairy farmers, sheep farmers, cattle farmers, to do this bulk feeding. They require a good machine to actually do the hard work,”
“It’s built very, very strongly. It just handles so well,”
"It does everything, it is fantastic and its a one stop shop"
“We’ve done around 300 hectares with it, year to date. We haven’t had any issues, it’s been very reliable. I’d certainly recommend Hustler for anyone who’s looking at a new sprayer, or upgrading a sprayer”
“It’s so easy to use. It’s faster, the animals are much better fed out”
"Really easy, reliable and strong, built to last"
“This machine is very reliable, strong and safe to operate.”
“It was a life-changer for us anyway”
“My ewes are definitely benefiting because whenever they want to go and eat silage, it’s available. It’s not pulling at a bale that’s absolutely solid, and I see a difference in their condition."
"It's exceeded our expectations"
"It's been awesome to see the results we've had"
"Even if I move to a different farm, Hustler's still gonna be my number one purchase"
"This is a very robust machine, very strong, good materials, good steel, easy to work with"
"It streamlines the job and makes it more convenient for getting the job done"
"Everything is simple, user friendly which is perfect for us"
"It's allowing us to be more efficient and faster and to feed better because we can blend that hay as it's coming out, and to know exactly how many pounds we're putting on the ground."
"It's a very simple machine ... The chains are brilliant. I strongly recommend it."
“With the other brands, it just bashes straight into the feeder itself, whereas the Hustler, it lowers it into it”
“It spreads the compaction, it spreads the erosion out, so you’re not completely devastating one area”
“I would recommend Hustler, they’re good quality machines and everything works very well with them”
“You load the Hustler up, take it out to the field, spread out the feed and all gets eaten, no waste, less compaction on the paddock”
“It’s good because we can carry three bales at a time, on the front and on the back”
“Some days you’ll get a nice dry one, other days you’ll get quite a wet silage one but they feed out equally as well”
“There’s much less loss because of the lack of destruction to the ground and the lack of waste for the hay”
“With this bale feeding system we work better, the feed is better used, there is less trampling, it is easier for the animals to eat it”
“It’s got less moving parts, it just seems more idiot-proof to me and couldn’t be happier.”
“We chose the Hustler because it didn’t have floor chains”
“Sometimes I like to find fault, just so I can wind the salesman up but I won’t be winding any salesmen up on this one”
“I’m really pleased with it, pleased with the money we spent to buy it.”
“It just makes life much easier and you’re saving yourself a hundred and fifty thousand bucks”
“The animals are actually eating the hay and getting the maximum amount of nutrition”
"It's designed for farmers, it's designed for efficiency. The loading system is just second to none, it's so quick."
"It's put together with pride and care, and that's really hard to find these days"
"I changed to Hustler because my other bale feeder had a lot more moving parts and would break chains fairly frequently."
“Hustler is a wonderful product, well made, the backup service and the people at the factory are just wonderful to deal with.”
"This thing is built like a tank"
“I can throw anything into this box and it’s going to come out and be fed the way I want it to, in a nice line down the field where the cattle aren’t stomping every bit of it into the mud”
“I definitely recommend this machine, it’s brilliant, easy-to-use, good price, well-constructed, durable and they’ll customise it to what you want.”
“They last for a long time so in that respect they’re saving us a lot of money because we’re not having to go and replace them all the time.”
“The Hustler unroller is ideal for my job and I’m also saving at least 6L of diesel per day so far.”
“We switched to the Hustler Combi feeder because of the reputation it’s got to be very durable and the Chainless floor to minimise breakdowns.”
“I don’t know what the parts system with Hustler is like, because I never had to use it. That’s what I like.”
“It takes the guess-work out of setting up a bale correctly on the bed.”
“Buying a Hustler is the best decision I’ve made”
“Maintenance-free is an efficiency that we’re always looking for and Hustler seems to be able to provide that. It looks like it will have a fairly long life.”
“We have worn quite a few out and broken other brands of Softhands®.”
“Our new Chainless LX104 has worked flawlessly, so far.”
“It’s robust, solid and well built. It’s going to be very hard for us to break it”
“Everything we got from Hustler is well built and simple and we won’t have to replace it for a very long time”
“We bought it to save time. But in the grand scheme of things it has improved the quality of life for the horses.”
“From a company point of view, they're a good strong product and easy to work with"
“We’ve been impressed, as we just haven’t done anything to the feeder other than routine maintenance. No repair work on this machine unlike other brands we’ve had,”
“You can’t do any better when looking at competitor sprayer brands.”
“I save about 45 minutes to 1 hour a day with my Hustler bale feeder.”
“This Hustler machine is one of the best cattle feeding equipment that I’ve owned for a long time”
“I noticed with the Katipo – something that I hadn’t seen on other sprayers – is the drain at the very bottom of the tank which allows for complete drainage of your chemicals after use.”
“I like the way Hustler’s Mounted Boomless sprayers have everything nicely tucked away with a neat and tidy set up."
“I’m always working on a 45-degree angle and having the bale hands open and close at the same time, keeps it simple. Hustler Softhands® are incredibly reliable, and I expect them to be reliable because they are Hustler made”
“As you will find with all Hustler gear, it is very well made, with the highest quality powder coating finish. Three years into the use of our SL360X/LX105, we have had no breakdown issues.”
“The good thing about this machine is that it preserves the long strands, it doesn’t chop them.”
“They are easy to use and have a good grip. They are very versatile and can be useful for more than one thing.”
“The design is simple and efficient, it’s very easy to maintain.”
“From a costing and efficiency perspective, I was a long way in front using the Hustler.”
“It just made my life a lot easier.”
“build it once, build it right” and “I would rather explain the price than apologise for the quality”
"I would have no problem in recommending a Hustler because we have had 18 years of use without a mechanical failure and that’s got to be as good of a recommendation as anything!"
“Since we’ve had the Hustler, we’re probably saving about 20% on wastage, compared to the other bale feeder. The way it feeds the bale out and teases it apart nicely, the cows waste a lot less. Ideally we’d be feeding fewer bales this season.”
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"We feed out two bales daily and three shovels full of maize mornings and nights with the Hustler SL360X" "We chose the Hustler Bale feeder because the floor of the bale cradle is closed it allows us to feed maize a lot easier and with no wastage. We loved t
"I couldn't believe it, but it saves a lot of hay"
“The machine has been faultless since I bought it. It enables me to get two bales of hay and silage fed out in 10-15 minutes. Then I’m back home, next to the fire and having dinner each night. It’s fantastic.”
“We save a lot of time with our Hustler SL360X Bale unroller. It’s not physically hard to operate the Hustler, old men like myself can work it."
"I Switched to Hustler because it's simple, reliable and has great back up service"
"It has already paid for itself in a short time"
"I'm really enjoying the Hustler with the ability to feed bulk silage as well as round bales of hay"
"This machine is perfect for us. It allows us to work in small, low stables"
"We know what we are talking about because we’ve done it in the family for generations!"
"The Hustler is very much liked and used”
"When feeding out we don't want to be mucking around. It's an awesome machine, hasn't given us any trouble so far and honestly can't see it giving us problems in the future"
"It's very easy to maintain and we only need one operator to complete the work, This allows us to be very versatile"
“Before the Hustler, I had a traditional style bale feeder. The driving system was always derailing, especially at inconvenient times like Christmas Day or New Year’s Eve!”
"After running the Hustler for a few months, we decided to go ahead and purchase two more"
"My clients have observed my operation working with these bale grabs and have invested in a set of their own. They're great!"
"Why we brought our Hustler wagon was for the ground clearance, it makes it good for going through the crop and mud in Southland conditions"
"You won't better these kinds of feed out wagons for round bales. Definitely"
“I was impressed with how it trails the grain across the top of the hay and with how much labour it takes out of the work”
"The strength is really unbelievable, that's why we choose Hustler's Swifthitch"
"I would highly recommend Hustler to anyone, the build is very strong"
“Now that I use a Hustler Chainless Rebaler, I cannot tell the difference between my field baled squares and my rebaled squares! The Hustler is just SO GENTLE with the hay!"
“When you run it out in a line, the cattle are able to access it. The shy feeders can get right up and get a feed, and we’re also noticing the calves getting in and feeding on the silage as well.”
“Using our compact loader we can do both, load the bale with the tynes and feed out, without having to switch machines or change equipment.”
"We brought the Hustler feedout wagon because of its simplicity and the diversity of being able to go from pit silage to round silage which was a great asset"
"The ability to pick up from both direction and feed both ways with our bale feeder is a benefit. We chose Hustler because we saw it as the best bale feeder on the market"
“I’m very happy with the bale feeder, I use the machine everyday. For my farm this is the perfect solution”
"During the winter months these machines get a lot of hard work, that machine is built to with stand those conditions"
"Hustler allowed me to feed out more efficiently and save on feeding costs"
"The best feature on the Hustler is the time saving"
"The machine is not like a processor where you're losing all the leaves off it, the leaves are coming off with the stems, and the cattle don't have to lick them off the ground"
"The machine has saved me a lot of aches and pains"
"I've run bale processors for 10-15 years, and this is the simplest design on the market today"
"The build quality on it is pretty incredible, I totally recommend it, it's an excellent machine"
"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"
“That’s where the Super Comby Ex/Combi CM136 out shines, as its low maintenance and has no breakdowns”
"Its been very convenient and works very well, they're excellent"
“It’s been a great machine, we’ve had no problems with it in 10 years. I’d highly recommend one“
“With this product you can move your hay wherever you want it is a lifestyle and stress reliever for me, personally as a farmer”
“The SL700X/TE205 is a great asset to my operation”
"This machine is the best of the best.... 7 years of work no problem!"
"Very happy with it. It's basically a one-man operation and a very safe piece of equipment. We used to take 2 guys to go out and feed hay, and now we can do it with one employee or myself. And we use less feed, we don't waste as much as we used to"
"We buy and produce both round and square bales, so the Hustler X2500 Chainless balefeeder really suited our needs. It allows us to feed both types of hay quickly and without wastage."
"It's saving us half a bale a day!" (25% of their feed costs.)
"Our Chainless 4000 is absolutely wicked, impossible to break too. Hardy and well built design, couldn't recommend enough!"
“It has probably been one of the best investments I have had in the last 10 to 15 years I reckon”
"We've owned this machine since 2013, and never put a tool on it, apart from an oil can"
"This machine here can cut us back to 2 loads a day which is quite a few hours on the tractor"
"Best bit of kit I have bought for years"
"We saved about 40% on labor... I would definitely say that this is a product well worth buying."
"It's been really easy to use, having only been here three weeks"
"This is a really good machine, and it will be worth its weight in gold when you buy it"
"54 bales through my 4000 Hustler in 6 hours up the hill!"
"When I managed a farm down in Ranfurly, we got the same model for about 7 years and until now its still going"
"It goes real good"
"This was the best business decision I made for feeding my hay."
"It's been a great machine, we've had no problems with it in 10 years. I'd highly recommend one"
"Tracey sent me off to town to buy a Hustler and now I regret not buying one years ago!"
"Really happy with the machine, you can cover so quickly, you can get down to a Hectare every couple of minutes"
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"This is twice as strong or more! It's just built to do big bales, it's designed for that kind of weight we're throwing into them nowadays"
"I'd buy one of these straight away, I wouldn't hesitate"
"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"
"Our first Comby proved that we could feed square bales if we had to buy square bales in dry times, more than adequately, does a great job of feeding out chopped silage, but also means if we've got a few round bales we can throw in the wagon and feed them"
"I like the simplicity of it, not many moving parts, very easy to maintain. Usually about 6 minutes to fully feed a bale and unwrap it."
"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"
“I’m 100% sure it’s the best investment I’ve made this season“
"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"
"I've got 150 R2's in this mob, and every one of them has got a fair go at it and there's no trampling at all".
“It’s much more efficient than the other wagons we had, faster, and you can feed bales”
"We only need one person to feed instead of 3"
“I can now produce 20-22 small square bales in about 4-5 minutes using my new Hustler XR1500. I no longer have to dodge the weather patterns because I have it all set up indoors and I can do it all on my own."
"It's just a really easy to use sprayer"
"A few of the key things we liked about SwiftHitch is the nice strong tongue, structure and design on it and really good visibility through the centre from the cab. It saves us a lot of frustration during the 2-3 months when feeding out and speeds the job up"
“Now, feeding can happen in 10 minutes. Our waste is not even measurable at this point! One person can now do the job that used to take at least two people".
"Not only has it saved me an hour and ten a day, I've also cut back a bale."
"We earn an hour everyday"
"As a dealership we deal with a lot of different brands on a daily basis and Hustler is at the top, everything that they do, they back up and we have no issues"
“It’s quite simply the best and easiest to use”
“Just much easier to operate on big round or big square bales”
"100% better, the old one feeds out in chunks and this Chainless X5000/TX205 teases the hay, feeding out alot better"
“The clean down time is 15 minutes rather than an hour with our competitor sprayers”
“I Switched to Hustler because its simple, reliable and has great back up service”
"I'd definitely recommend a Super Comby if you're looking to buy a feed wagon, we've had no issues at all feeding maize grain, palm kernel, maize silage, and baleage."
"It’s been a great machine for our farm. We make 250 bales of silage each year plus I buy in hay, and it’s taken all the manual labour out of it, it’s been a great machine. It saves my back, it doesn’t ache so much anymore"
"The machine’s been fantastic, we’ve been looking around for a long time for one of these and now the drought’s come, we really needed this to feed our sheep, it’s been very convenient, and works very well, excellent."
"We are pleased to report we have had no problems whatsoever and it is even feeding out our hard hay bales better than our original feeder"
"We just couldn't fault the Hustler gear, when looking for a sprayer, it was a no-brainer to go with Hustler”.
“Our in-calf rate is 8-10% better than it was previously, and this season is the first year with a zero postpartum mortality rate with all of our fresh cows. And I think that’s 100% because of the way we’ve changed our feeding! It’s been a fantastic investmen
"If you're in the market for a new feed wagon, and you're potentially going to feed some fodder beet no wagon handles it better than a Comby"
"The single biggest reason we chose the Comby feeder is because we only needed one machine to do it all."
"I just can't say enough about it, everything we've put in it, it feeds out, it's just a remarkable machine! I'd recommend them strongly to anyone feeding out."
"After experiencing first hand the frustrations of trying to feed round and square bales in a conventional silage wagon, we chose the Mega Comby XL for its ease of use to feed out anything we want to."
"After 13.5 years with our old Super Comby and only having to replace 3 chains apart from the general maintenance and greasing, it made perfect sense to buy another one. The new Super Comby EX is saving me an hour every day."
"It just makes life at least 10-15 minutes quicker every day, and there's definitely not as much wastage"
“We were very happy with the first one, it made the job a lot easier so we thought we'd buy another one!"
“Absolutely the best feeder i've ever used. Really easy to put on and off, safe on the hills, pretty close to the tractor and you don't lose any baleage while feeding out”
"We purchased the highest specified Side feed silage wagon in February 2001, it is still going strong and the annual maintenance is incredibly low"
"The Super Comby was the best purchase we have ever made, with the capacity and performance it can feed out everything and has saved me time and labour costs"
"We look at total cost of ownership when purchasing any machinery. We take into account the storage capacity, the products required to be fed out, the efficiency of feeding out, potential downtime and maintenance costs. In the case of feed out machinery, the M
"Over the years I have purchased 4 Robertson machines. They are the strongest, most reliable, hardest working machine around. With the capability of feeding out silage, round & square bales so it also saved us capital expenditure by eliminating the need to pur
"Our farm is quite remote so the most important thing is reliability. The Super Comby has proven to us over the past few seasons that it is the most reliable machine available"
"It is the only bale processor that treats the hay as gentle as it does."
"The results here are alot more gentle, so it will feed out the way we like it"
I enjoy running the Hustler, it handles the hay better than anything I’ve run for products for busting up round bales. I got the Hurricane on this one and it tears it apart, fluffs it, more than I can ask for in any other machine I’ve run, I’ve run several dif
"We were able with this machine to limit-feed our cattle rather than free-choice our cattle and it really helped us stretch our hay supply through the entire winter. Not only did it do that, but it allowed us to feed hay throughout the pasture and spread ferti
"A couple of key design features here which impressed me the most is an automatic locking and unlocking system, so there’s no need for ropes dangling out the back of the tractor"
"Overall, this is a good machine and I’m happy to trial it and I think it should become a popular model for a long time"
"I cant say enough good things about the Hustler machines"
"Easy to handle and avoids holes in the baleage"
“With the improvements the X5000/TE205 offered, and our confidence in Hustler as a producer of reliable, easy-to-maintain machines, we traded in the 4000 and purchased the new Chainless X5000/TE205.”
“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 fo
“I find this a very good feeder for feeding in the troughs, it’s very accurate to get it in there, no spillage.”
“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”.
“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
"We think the world of the SL-350, we feed between 7-800 bales per year through it to our suckler beef herd. I would say at a guess that we have owned our machine for at least 6 years which means we’ve fed out approximately 4-5000 bales, we only use rounds. Le
"In certain times of the year we'll use hay rings, we'll use hay trailers with heavy use areas, so we feed with rings, we feed with hay trailers along with the bale feeder, but a 1000 times over, a 1000 times over this bale feeder is a far way better in my opi
"The Chainless X5000 is a credit to Hustler. It has been well thought out and very well built. The company has achieved its goal of building a machine that will feed out virtually any size or shape of a bale, of almost any type of feed."
"We bought it at the start of Spring and have already done about 1700 hectares with it, we've had a really good run, it seems to go pretty well with the sort of country we do it on."
"It's all very simple to use. Easy as! I'm very happy with it, and it's a top machine"
“We winter our own stock and would average around 1500 bales per year. The machine is easy to use, with very few moving parts which were a strong influencing factor when making the purchase back in June 2012, we just love it”
It’s nice and solid, easy to get on and off my 130HP tractor, and tank size is excellent for my rolling-steep country
"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"
"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."
"It’s a lot smoother with how it rotates the bale. I’ve tested it on hills, going up hills and down hills, whereas my old machine used to, more so coming uphill it wanted to throw the bale out of the back of the machine, out of the cradle but the X5000 keeps
"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"
"The feed out side of it is 100% better the way you've changed it"
"I've used many bale handlers both in Ireland and in New Zealand and this is by far the best I've used for loading and stacking because of the longer hand and the shape of the curve"
"This beast has saved me 30-40% of my precious time."
"I believe they are the best on the Market"
"Very maneuverable. So easy to adapt from square to round bales."
"We done 145,000 bales with our last set of Mega’s"
"After three feed out seasons and about 2000 bales we're pleased we changed to the SL-350, as it has been very reliable, an important feature for our one man operation"
"We purchased the SL700X because it ticked all the boxes!"
"We did a reasonable amount of research and it came down to 3 brands, however the Hustler Chainless system had some good advantages."
"We didn’t hesitate to purchase our fifth Hustler balefeeder recently"
"I was no longer going to have another flat floor feeder"
"The Hustler bale feeder is reliable and easy to operate."
“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"
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