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Hustler SL 360 X Bale Feeder

3 point linkage or front loader mounted bale feeder which eliminates graping and back ache, saves time and significantly reduces bale wastage.

Customer Testimonial

We feed around 900 bales per year and would not be without the Hustler. Feeding that used to take an hour and a half can now be done in ten minutes and my back is spared now that I have no graping to do! Previously we were putting out more bales to save having to grape as much which meant that some of the bale was being lost whereas we now have no wastage. The Hustler is by far the most robust machine available and my only regret is that we didn’t purchase sooner.

- Andrew Greer, Rathfriland


The all new SL-360X is easier to use than any other type chain feeder on the market today.  It is also the most innovative, with 6 unique features you won’t find on any other bale feeder that makes it easier to use, more versatile, and saves your precious time

Key benefits:

  • Snaplox Auto connect/disconnect

The Snaplox auto connect/disconnect hands-free loading system saves you time, saves you having to tug on a rope to disconnect, and saves you from twisting your back.  It’s fail-safe, fast and operates naturally.

  • Heavy duty build quality

Toughest chain and floor bars on the market, is bullet-proof and lasts the entire life span of the feeder.  Super strong roller chains with the combined strength of 24,000lbs, with tough 40mm x 40mm zinc-plated bars. Bars are bolted to the chain, a stronger and more easily replaceable system.

  • Enclosed polyethylene floor

Tough new Thermoform fully enclosed polyethylene floor with covered drive shafts which eliminate wrapping.  It’s non corrosive, impervious to UV, slippery, easily repairable and very shock resistant. Fully enclosed – no wastage of expensive feed.

  • Low maintenance

Just 4 grease nipples is all it takes to maintain the SL-360X round bale feeder, that’s because instead of bushes we use longer lasting, fully sealed block bearings, mounted outboard to keep them clean and free of damage from acidic silage juices. We’ve also added bearing covers which prevent debris from causing damage.

  • Flexible design

Do you operate in barns, outdoors, on steep country, with a telehandler, supplement with loose silage or fodder beet?  With the flexible configuration of the SL-360X round bale feeder, your new feeder will suit all of the above.  No other feeder allows this level of flexibility which gives you peace of mind, should you want to change the way you operate.  You won’t need to change your feeder.



·         Strongest Bars

Floor bars are 4-5 times stronger torsionally than angle type bars of the same size. We’ve bolted them to the chain which is stronger and for different bale types, blank bars or bars with more aggressive teeth are available and can simply be bolted on in a matter of minutes without breaking the chain.

·         Loader Mounts

The headstock design allows for optional loader mounts to be bolted direct to the frame, allowing the feeder to be operated on a loader or telehandler. This provides hay and fuel savings when using the SL-360X round bale unroller for feeding into bunks, TMR mixers, and hay rings.

·         Added Versatility

Add an extra fence to the options and you can feed loose silage or maize loaded with the bucket on your front loader and connect-n-feed from either end of the cradle.

·         Covered Shafts

New Thermoform floor covers the driveshaft’s which eliminates any possibility of feed wrapping around the shafts or jamming.

·         Sideshift

The bolt on lower hitch mounts allows for the feeder to be off-set by 180mm in either direction, another unique feature that allows operators to distribute the feed closer to the head-bails and stock in barns eliminating double handling of the feed saving your time. The off-set feature works for both 3 point linkage and most loader mounts.

·         Tines that pierce the bale

We’ve used specifically designed forged bale spears which pierce the bale rather than pushing it and are longer which reduces bale sag even with the wettest of bales, another innovation from Hustler.

·         Toughest Chain

Toughest chain on the market. Zinc plated chains rated to 24,000lbs with the larger diameter rollers and pins make our chain drive system almost twice as strong as our competitors. And the greater surface on each roller pin increases chain life because they can’t stretch or snake.

·         Thermoform Floor

The new single piece fully enclosed floor reduces feed waste and will never corrode. Being polyethylene it is slippery with 30% less drag compared to steel which makes feeding sticky silage or wet bales easy.

·         Ultra-low Cradle

Our ultra-low cradle design with removable fences makes for easy loading should you not have much lift height on your tractors hitch, and lets you customise the feeder to your preferences. The longer spears also make loading easier, by reducing sag.

·         Chain Tensioners

Are built into the design, should you ever need to adjust the pre-set chain tension.

·         Dual Latches

High mounted connection latches on both sides of the feeder take the load off the cradle, which removes any load from the bale spears. This provides a more reliable, positive connection to handle the heavier bales it has been tested to handle.

·         Connect Either End

To simplify loading and connecting, we’ve allowed you to connect or load from either end of the cradle. This also allows operators to switch the direction the bale is being unrolled without unloading the bale, which makes feeding tighter bales on both sides of the passage in single access barns much quicker and easier.

·         Covered Drive Bearings

Bearings outlast bushes, require less grease and self-align to the shafts. These 3 reasons are why farmers prefer our double sealed heavy duty 4-bolt bearings with trash shields over the bushes. We mount them outboard of the feeding chamber, which prevents silage juices from accelerating wear and we’ve now covered them to eliminate debris from causing damage.

·         Enclosed Sprockets

The 6 tooth sprockets are made from Bisalloy (the same material used in a bulldozer blade) so they last forever. With smaller diameter sprockets less torque is required to drive the chains, giving more drive power for tough bales. Designed so it is impossible for the chain to jump off the sprockets, this saves you downtime in the field.

·         Bale Chamber

Fully enclosed front and rear bale reduces feed falling out whilst travelling and an optional fence can be added to each end, should you want to feed loose silage or fodder beet. The bale is held securely in the chamber on the steepest of terrain.

·         Unequal Length Tines

One tine is longer than the other for quick and easy alignment when reconnecting the cradle. You’ll only need to line up one tine, then back straight in.

·         Single Lever Control

Enables the SL-360X to feed bales out to the left or right and gives precise control of the feed rate. The SL-360X can be connected from either end, which allows you to swap sides should you have a tight bale and want to feed on a particular side of your barn.


Bale size (round)

4' x 4' - 6' x 5'

Bale size (square)

Requires optional side bars

Bale weight

Up to 1250kg

Machine weight


Tractor size

60hp +


1 bale

Hydraulics required

1 double acting spool, 30-60 litres/min

Size (L x W X H)

2090 x 2048 x 1043mm


24000 lbs load rated roller chains


hustler smallHustler, based in New Zealand, has been designing and building farm equipment since 1961. They combine a love for machines with creativity, an understanding of farming, and a passion for discovering better ways to do everyday tasks.

The head office location in one of New Zealand’s key agricultural regions keeps them in touch with the requirements of some of the world’s best farmers. Hustler desire to develop products that meet the evolving needs of agriculture. Industry-leading technology ensures meticulous manufacturing standards.

All new Hustler products undergo a grueling test programme, giving Hustler the confidence to stand over their products with a two year warranty.




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