These are the results of direct feedback from ranchers who own the Hustler bale feeding system.
“We were worried this machine wouldn’t dust any mould off the bales, however it did and the nice thing was it didn’t mix it up with the hay”.
“Previously if we got a tuff bale it would plug the processor and we’d have to get another tractor and loader to come and lift the bale out. Whereas with the Hustler you can lift the table to get rid of a bale at any time without leaving your seat”.
“With the controlled loading of the Hustler, the bale doesn’t tumble into the chamber and land crooked, plugging up the machine”.
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“We often get stones or roots in the hay, previously this was very hard on the tines/flails of the processor, however it doesn’t hurt the Hustler”.
“The tractor stays a lot cleaner with the Hustler because there’s virtually no dust. It’s a lot easier on the gear”.
“We operate on some steep hills and this machine with its low centre of gravity is a lot more stable. I’m now feeding places where I’ve flipped my processor before.”
“Everything on the Hustler is very easy and accessible to service”.
See how Gerard Coll’s bale feeder didn’t require any spare parts in 16 years.
“We were surprised, it pulls that net wrap ok and is easier than the processor to remove the net from the drum”.
Learn the easiest way to remove the net wrap when loading a bale.
“Fewer moving parts are a real advantage, especially with very low temperatures. Machines with a lot moving parts really whine and are hard to get started as all the bearings and gearboxes are very tight”.
“If we were using the processor on this green feed bale it would be like a combine. Most of the grain is staying on the stalk with this machine”.
To maximize nutritional uptake, it is essential to gently fluff the hay out, so it’s not broken up and the nutrients destroyed and lost. Learn how to achieve that.
“I think you guys are onto something the way you can spread it out over a longer distance in a thin swath”.
Learn how to feed out the exact amount you need in a long, thin windrow, drastically reducing nutritional loss and hay waste.
“We found we didn’t need the straw spreader, just back into a pen and unroll a bale then put 20 cattle in there and the cows would spread it out themselves”.
“I can’t believe how well it feeds out the frozen bales. They were baled wet and it was all stuck together and frozen and it feeds out real good”.
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“If a knife comes off the processor it can kill a cow. Also it can throw a bit of straw into a cows eye and blind it. I like the gentle operation of the Hustler”.
“We don’t need so much horsepower and we can run the tractor at 1200 – 1500 rpm”.
Watch how James Doran is using his Hustler bale feeder with his tractor running on an idle.
Another huge benefit of long-stem hay, and a much more visible and tangible benefit is how the animals intake and digest it. Feeding long-stem hay lengthens the whole digestion process allowing the good bugs to capture more nutrition from it before it goes out the back end.
Though there are many other benefits that leading ranchers appreciate, there are 3 key reasons for choosing the Hustler feeding system.