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


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 Stand

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

Double Rams

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

Lifting Arm

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

Loading Position

Forks in loading position for 4’ bales


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


Standard tyres are 11.5x15.3, 50mm taller than the common 10.5x15.3 used on most double bale feeders. The taller tyre tows better over rougher ground than the smaller tyre

Axle Width

Axles can be adjusted to 3 widths (1620 (left), 1720 & 1940 (right) mm) for different land conditions or to fit wider tyres

Aggression Pins

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

Bronze Bushes

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


12,000lb zinc-plated roller chain is fully guided to prevent it from jumping off

Hydraulic Motor

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
  • 1’’ high tensile bar drive dog pins (direct drive)
  • 5mm thick medium tensile end plates
  • Covered drive shaft to stop wrapping of silage
  • Easy access grease points
  • Feeds out either side
  • Fully enclosed galvanised plate floor
  • Low maintenance
  • Swivel drawbar
  • Teeth are bent for better ripping of bale

Optional Extras

  • Long Drawbar
  • Square Bale Attachment
  • Different Size Tyres


Overall Width (m)2.30
Overall Length (m)3.75
Overall Height (m)1.10
Axles StandardSingle
Track Width (m)1.62 - 1.94
Tare Weight (kg)1080
Tyre Size11.5/80-15.3