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    Playing rugby and raising cattle, farmer chose the easiest to use bale feeder available

    Why does Sheldon Reed, a farmer in Darfield love his SL360X? We caught up with Sheldon to find out how his new Hustler Bale Feeder has helped out on his farm.

    Running a tight operation on his three cattle breeding farms, feeding round baled hay, Sheldon was in need of something simple & reliable. While on the market and looking at all the different bale feeders with so many options he just loved the benefits Hustler's SL360X had to offer him

    What benefits is Sheldon talking about? Farming three properties near Darfield we meet up with Sheldon on his hill country property at white cliffs where most of our breeding stock is kept, he has to travel between the three properties to feed out balage. 


    "The ability to pick up from both direction and

    feed both ways with our bale feeder is a benefit."



    While the SL360X bale unroller has 6 essential benefits, Sheldon feels the most significant benefit to his operation so far is being able to pick up his bale feeder from both ends, and this is a great help when you have a tight spot and need to get to the next farm to feed out. The SL360X bale feeder, is making his life easier with more versatility and easy to use, saving him time and money with his busy schedule.

    These aren't the only benefits our Chain feeder provides this farmer. The unique design of the self-loading system on the Hustler Bale processor, enables him to use his loader forks for general bale handling duties on the farm, when not feeding out, without the need to change the attachment.



     "We chose Hustler because we saw it as the best

    bale feeder on the market"


    This is what Sheldon had to say:


    Hustler is excellent value for money very reliable, and the price is right where we wanted it to be, and it does everything we need it to do as well. One of the main benefits we find with the Hustler bale feeder is the ability to pick up the feeder from both directions, sometimes the bales are a little dry and don't want to feed out one way so being able to change the course and feed out the other side at a flick of the lever is brilliant.


    "I would definitely recommend Hustler gear, very easy to use,

    reliable, we have never had a problem with ours"


    Being a rugby player, Sheldon doesn't look forward to spending time having to turn round to pull a string or hydraulic lever with a sore body, so he is rapt that with his new Bale Feeder he doesn't have this problem.

    The snaplox system made this possible. This innovative and patented auto connect/disconnect, hands-free loading system releases the headstock from the feeding cradle automatically without the need to pull on a rope or hydraulic lever twisting your body and straining your back.

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