Double Bale Feeder

Double Bale Feeder

The McIntosh Double Bale Feeder has been designed to incorporate strength and ease of use. It has proven itself with years of trouble free use. With a spear loading system and low centre of gravity, the McIntosh Double Bale Feeder leads the way in feeding out machines.

The Double Bale Feeder features two box sections running through the cradle for greater strength and a lower centre of gravity rather than having the feeder on top of the chassis runners. With a lower centre of gravity, the tyres can be kept in closer towards the centre of the Bale Feeder and also with the wider cradle there is a much smaller chance of running over the product especially when there is a strong wind and in muddy conditions.

Standard Features

With 3 axle positions, a low centre of gravity and plenty of ground clearance, our stability is second to none. With the tyres in the above narrow position, the Bale Feeder is still very stable with this 5’3’’ hay bale

Front Box
Steel box to hold plastic wrap. The mesh floor allows water and dirt to fall out which reduces the smell compared to an enclosed box
Chequer Plate
Chequer plate to stand on when removing netting in one piece. The chassis goes through the cradle reducing the height. This greatly increases stability on hills

The double ram loading system lowers the bale gently all the way to the cradle without sudden drops which can damage feed out bars

The large lifting arm makes the whole lifting frame very strong when travelling with a bale

Forks in loading position for bales

There is large 315mm area outside the tyre to avoid running over feed

Standard tyres are 11.5 x 15.3, 50mm taller than the common 10.5 x 15.3 used on most double bale feeders. The taller tyre tows better over rougher ground than the smaller tyre
Axles can be adjusted to 3 widths (1620 (left), 1720 & 1940 (right) mm) for different land conditions or to fit wider tyres

Unique to McIntosh, our aggression pins greatly enhance performance when feeding mouldy wrapped bales or hard centred hay bales. Combined with the short cradle, these provide more resistance to help the teeth rip the bale apart

With slow moving shafts and no need for protective covers, bronze bushes which aren’t affected by mud and silage have proven the obvious choice for our Bale Feeders. Proven over 30 years of use, they are strong, simple and will give a longer life than bearings

3" 12,000lb zinc-plated roller chain, 24,000lb combined (strongest available) is fully guided to prevent it from jumping off

With a capacity of 3000 PSI, our large motor will last a lot longer than a smaller one that is only rated to around 1800 PSI. The 1 ¼” shaft and large keyway is much stronger than a smaller motor and handles direction change with ease

8mm thick bolt on angle slats and teeth are the strongest on the market and are designed to operate effectively in both directions and help pull the bale apart. The angle slat gives the teeth a bigger rip area compared to box section

Large 8 tooth sprocket improves the life and drive of the chain compared to a 6-tooth sprocket.

Standard Features

2300mm wide cradle to get the feed away from the tyres.

Feeds out either side

5mm thick medium tensile end plates

Fully enclosed galvanised plate floor

Covered drive shaft to stop silage getting caught

Low maintenance and long life

Easy access grease points

Teeth are bent for better ripping of bale

Swivel drawbar 45mm eye

1’’ high tensile bar drive dog pins (direct drive)

3" 12,000lb zinc plated roller chain (combined 24,000lb)

3 Tyre width settings

Bronze bushes on drive shaft - no bearings

Dual aggression pins

Low maintenance and long life

RHS through cradle for better stability.

Heavy 8mm thick angle slats for better ripping of bales

Larger heavy duty motor with 1 - 1/4"drive shaft

Optional Extras

3rd tine on unloading fork

Petrol mower power pack

Tractor tread 11.5 x 80 - 15.3


Tractor tread 400/60 - 15.5

Back panel

Long draw bar

Front panel

Square Bale attachment kits

  • Extension arms for loading
  • RHS frame & tine for cradle


Overall Width (mm)2300
Overall Length (mm)3750
Overall Height (mm)1100
Axle StandardSingle
Track Width (m)1.62 - 1.94
Tare Weight (kg)1100
Tyre Size11.5/80-15.3
Download our User Manual - Double Bale Feeder NZ
All equipment is guaranteed for a period of 12 months from date of entering service, provided that such equipment has not been subject to improper usage and/or overloading or any other conditions contrary to the manufacturers specifications or recommendations. Specifications subject to change without notice. Estimated weights are based on a standard configuration and may change if options are added or removed.