Trough feeding with a conventional chain type bale feeder? Needing some sort of attachment to deliver the feed more accurately, minimizing waste, and increasing ease of use? Hustler introduces its new product attachment, the side chute for bunk feeding with Hustler Unrolla series bale feeders.
The new side chute attachment extends the feed drop point of your Unrolla chain bale feeder and will assist with feeding into troughs, bunks, along hot-wires, or up against head-bails for indoor feeding. Not only is it a time and feed waste saver, but it also allows your tractor to drive down passageways or along fences and bunks with more clearance, reducing the chance of damage to your tractor or tires.
Farmers are a solution-focused bunch and because this is the first attachment of its kind on the market, some of them had to previously make their own side extensions. Hustler contacted a handful of those inventors and worked together with them to develop a solution, that would satisfy the need for trough feeding with a conventional chain bale feeder.
The side chute has an adjustable angle for the operator to fine-tune delivery and reach. Equipped with a solid steel frame and impact-resistant high-density polyethylene it is shock and knock-resistant, while also being flexible enough to forgive any misjudgments when driving along bunks or fences too close.
Although the side chute will work for balage with some operator adjustments, Hustler does recommend you use it for dry hay, short chopped grass, grain, and root-crops for best results. Feeders especially designed and developed for trough feeding are the brand’s series of Chainless bale feeders, which will handle every type and shape of the bale, or its Feedlot Unrolla LM105T with tilting side elevator for maximum reach.