Double Trough Bale Feeder

Double Trough

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

The Double Trough 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. The trough feeder arms extends to 2040mm from the centre of the tractor, with a hydraulic ram to raise the extension to help get through gates. The raised sides on the extension helps reduce the product from falling off the sides.

Standard Features

Extended sides on the extension arm helps reduce the product falling off the sides

The trough feed arm extends to 2040mm from the centre of the tractor. A hydraulic ram raises the extension to help get through gates

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

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

Standard tyres are 11.5 x 80-15.3, 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, combined strength of 24,000lb the 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.

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

Fully enclosed galvanised plate floor

5mm thick medium tensile end plates

Low maintenance and long life

Covered drive shaft to stop silage getting caught

Swivel drawbar 45mm eye

Easy access grease points

Teeth are bent for better ripping of bale

1000mm extension arm

Feeds out either side

Optional Extras

Long drawbar

3rd tyne on unloading fork

Square bale Attachment

Front panel

Diverter valve - manual or electric

Back panel


Tractor tread - 11.5x80 - 15.3 or 400/60 - 15.5

Square bale attachment kits

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


Width Arm Up (mm)1100
Width Arm Down (mm)2420
Width From Centre (arm extended) (mm)2050
Overall Length (mm)3750
Overall Height (mm)1200
Axles StandardSingle
Track Width (m)1.62 - 1.94
Tare Weight (kg)1165
Ground Clearance (mm)770
Tyre Size11.5/80-15.3

Download our User Manual here - Double Bale Feeder User Manual 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.