Thursday, 16 June 2016 14:55

Hustler 360 takes feed in its stride

Written by  Mark Daniel
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A new three point linkage bale feeder that looks to upturn traditional design thinking has been launched by feeding specialist Hustler.

The SL360X has a rated capacity of 1.25 tonnes, and is said to be 8% heavier and 30% stronger than previous models.

Described as multi-purpose, and capable of feeding pit, loose and maize silage, plus fodder beet and cut grass, the machine has an extra fence that gives it a capacity of 1 cu.m.

Improvements to the auto connect and release system, using a patented Snaplock coupler, ensure accurate connect and disconnect every time; this has a double-latching set-up.

Its bale spears have forged points for easier penetration -- averting pushing bales along the ground, risking soil contamination, a risk with blunt tines.

A new floor design gives an increase in height around the feed platform, and encloses the machine driveshafts to prevent crop build-up and reduce maintenance downtime.
A headstock redesign enables easy adaptation to fit high capacity frontloaders or telehandlers, opening up the possibility of feeding over barriers or into mixer/feeder wagons.

And an optional side-shift system allows up to 180mm of offset to the left or right, helping ensure accurate placement of feed in all situations.

www.hustlerequipment.co.nz 

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