Single Trough Bale Feeder

McIntosh Single Trough 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.

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

Extended sides on the extension help reduce the product falling off the sides.

Extension Arm

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

Solid Lifting Frame

Solid lifting frame and pivot for longer life

8 Tooth Sprocket

Large 8 tooth sprocket improves the life of the chain compared to a 6 tooth sprocket

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

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

Hydrulic 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 key way is much stronger than a smaller motor and handles direction change with ease

Linkage Plate

The double linkage plates provide superior strength compared to a single plate system where the bolts can come loose


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

Twin Catches

Two headstock catches to fully tie headstock and cradle together which makes a far more rigid machine than one with a single catch
  • 1” high tensile bar drive dog pins (direct drive)
  • 6 easy access grease points
  • 5mm thick medium tensile end plates
  • Covered drive shaft to stop wrapping of silage
  • Feeds out either side
  • Fully enclosed galvanised plate floor
  • Heavy fabricated headstock
  • Low maintenance
  • Ram to raise extension
  • Safety latch to ensure forks cannot be removed unless the extension arm is down
  • Teeth bent for better ripping of bale

Optional Extra

Square Bale Attachement


Overall Width (m)3.30
Overall Length (m)1.75
Overall Height (m)0.94
Width Arm Raised (m)2.35
Weight (kg)895