Monday, 29 January 2018 14:55

No feeding hassles with Hustler X

Written by  Mark Daniel
Feeding round balage over fences can save labour costs. Feeding round balage over fences can save labour costs.

Feeder manufacturer Hustler is marketing two new self-loading bale feeders said to be more versatile and easier to use by livestock farmers.

The Chainless X 2000 and X 2400 machines embody the maker’s 17 years experience, both using a new X Series bale chamber that can feed bales of any format, any size, variable density, and chopped or un-chopped, without clogging, plugging or importantly without leaf loss.
The X2000 is a relatively inexpensive three-point linkage unit; the X2400 is designed for three-point or loader mounting, increasing its versatility. 

Compact design allows a 50% higher discharge clearance, and 38% greater discharge reach. This allows easy use in the paddock or barn, and it can feed over fences and into bunkers or feed troughs.

In operation, variable speed rollers allow the user to control the whole unrolling operation which in practice sees the top rotor -- which spins three times faster than the lower rotor -- tease out and fluff up the material, before the lower assembly centralises and discharges the crop. Meanwhile, the hydraulic bale platform pressures the bale to pull it apart.

The self-loader element of the feeders comprises a set of bale forks mounted on the headstock and the bale cradle/feeder itself, with both elements being uncoupled from the tractor seat. In the case of the X2400, the Snaplock automatic connection removes the need to pull a rope to complete this task.

More like this

Revamped feeders carry more bales

Sporting the new Hustler mint green paintwork, the Hastings company’s new RX feeders result from six years of development leading to a five-model range with capacities of 11 to 28cu.m.

Hustler ups the ante

Feeding specialists Hustler have recently introduced a three point linkage bale feeder that looks to take conventional design thinking on its head.

Bale feeder ups the ante

Feeder specialist Hustler has launched a three-point-linkage bale feeder that takes conventional design thinking on this type of machine and turns it on its head.

Featured

Rain eases drought worries

Farmers on the lower east coast of the North Island have welcomed heavy rains, which have fallen in the last week.

 

New chair for Ballance

Former Fonterra Shareholder Council chairman Duncan Coull has been elected as the new chair for Fertiliser co-operative Ballance Agri-Nutrients.

» The RNG Weather Report

» Latest Print Issues Online

Milking It

Cruelty to cows

The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society, a lobby defending animals used in science has turned its attention to Lincoln University.

» Connect with Dairy News

» eNewsletter

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter