Single Bale Feeder

Single Bale Feeder

You expect strength, quality and performance from your farm machinery, and McIntosh Bale Feeders deliver all three. The McIntosh Bale Feeder is designed to an uncompromising strength standard. It is not designed to be the lightest on the market, because with today’s larger bales, faster tractors and less time for maintenance, the need for additional strength has never been more important.

All details on the McIntosh Bale Feeder have been carefully thought out to reduce breakdowns and provide trouble free operation for years to come. This bale feeder features 24,000lb combined zinc plated roller chains (the strongest available), 8 tooth sprockets and a larger American made hydraulic motor with 1 ¼” shaft. McIntosh Bale Feeders feature a deep V and a wide width construction that will hold the bale in longer as it rolls up the sides, reducing the need to change the direction of the feeder as often, and assisting when feeding out on the downhill side on rolling country.

The cradle is intentionally short to help reduce the chance of bales twisting around and taking longer to feed out. The high front and back bars help stop the bale from falling out when travelling and feeding. A short cradle with end bars will feed out better than a long cradle with wasted room and extra weight out the back of the tractor. With no or short end bars bales can twist and fall out.

Standard Features

Deep V Construction
The deep V construction holds the bale in the feeder longer than a flatter version, especially on rolling country.
Roller Chain
3" 12,000lb zinc plated roller chain is the heaviest on the market and is used to minimize stretching which means less maintenance. 24,000lb combined.
The headstock
The headstock has a front panel to stop material coming through.
Twin Catches
Two headstock catches that fully tie the headstock and cradle together which makes a far more rigid machine than one with a single catch.
Round 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, there is more resistance to help the teeth rip the bale apart.

8mm thick 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.

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.

12,000lb zinc plated roller chain is fully guided to prevent it from jumping off.
8 tooth sprockets
8 tooth sprockets. With a larger diameter than a 6 tooth sprocket, the chain bends less when turning, meaning less wear on the chain
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.

Bronze bushes are proven over 30 years of use, they are strong, simple, and will give a longer life than bearings

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

Feeds out either side

4 easy access grease points

Fully enclosed galvanised plate floor

Panel on headstock to stop material falling through

Heavy duty headstock for less flexing

Disengagement rope pulls straight from the center of machine

5mm thick medium tensile end plates

Covered drive shaft to stop wrapping of silage

Low maintenance and long life

Single feeder can be self loading

Teeth bent for better ripping of bale

Two headstock catches to tie headstock and cradle together.

Bronze bushes on the drive shaft - no bearings

Larger heavy duty motor with 1 -1/4" drive shaft 3000 PSI

Dual Aggression pins

High tensile bar tines are bolted to the headstock this increases strength compared to welding and makes it easier to remove if they need to be replaced.

Optional Extras

All McIntosh Bale Feeders can be setup to load round or square bales with our square bale feeding option. This allows you to load, carry and feed out large square bales with ease.

Feeding Round BaleFeeding a round bale with square bale attachment fittedSquare BalesSquare bales with adjustable side frames and tines

Back panel

Ram release on headstock

Back panel with waste basket

Square bale kit


Length (mm)1700
Width (mm)2300
Height (mm)940
Tare Weight (kg)690

Download our User Manual - Single Bale Feeder 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.