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Straw Spreader

  • 13-09-2021 10:25am
    Registered Users Posts: 170 ✭✭ Madisonmenece

    Hi All,

    we use 2 round bales of straw everyday during the winter, shed fully cleaned out every morning and two fresh bales spread over 64' x 36' lying area spread. currently bales are rolled out and spread by hand/fork.

    was thinking a straw spreader for either tractor or loader would be a timely investment as dad does most of the winter work and has a few more years on the clock, don't need to blow it 20ft or anything like that or chop it to bits as we can drive through the bedding area. what's a simple tool available.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,819 ✭✭✭ bogman_bass

    Something like a travel tomahawk?

    i know you don’t want a blower but the only other thing I can think of is a spreadabale but you need a big loader for them.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,593 ✭✭✭ Markcheese

    Isn't there some kind of spike that goes in the back of the tractor that then turn 90 degrees to allow you unroll the bale as you drive ?

    Or maybe something like a hustler ?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,837 ✭✭✭ Gillespy

    Something like this? Doesn't say how far it throws straw. Galvanised and self loading too.

    Spreadabale is a big lump, really need a four wheel steer handler to manouver it into pens too. Plus is it handles all bales

  • Registered Users Posts: 570 ✭✭✭ ZETOR_IS_BETTER

    Spread a bale have a model now that does 4x4 bales only.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,030 ✭✭✭ MfMan

    Anyone have a bigger spec machine for this, e.g. McHale C460? Have thinking of one for shaking straw and feeding out round bales. Does it chop the silage bales well, anybody know?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,521 ✭✭✭ trixi2011

    Have a c460 here good machine but very time consuming loading and blowing in comparison to the likes of a spread a bale . Never fed bales with it but have seen one used to feed out pit silage into a biker before and worked really well

  • Registered Users Posts: 170 ✭✭ Madisonmenece

    the spread a bale mini does look the job, I think I did price the larger one there last year but as up in the region of 20k+

    I was thinking about having a go at fabricating something up but not sure would something be bought and work better for the same bobs.