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 on the extension help 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

Solid lifting frame and pivot for longer life

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

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

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

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

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)
  • Feeds out either side
  • 6 easy access grease points
  • Fully enclosed galvanised plate floor
  • 5mm thick medium tensile end plates
  • Low maintenance, long life
  • Covered drive shaft to stop wrapping of silage
  • Ram to raise extension
  • Heavy fabricated headstock
  • Teeth bent for better ripping of bale
  • Panel on headstock to stop material falling through
  • Single feeder can be self loading
  • Safety latch to ensure forks cannot be removed unless the extension arm is down
  • 1000mm extension arm

Optional Extras

Square bales with adjustable
side frames and tynes

  • Back panel
  • Back panel with waste basket
  • Ram release on headstock


Overall Width (mm)3300
Overall Length (mm)1750
Overall Height (mm)940
Width Arm Raised (mm)2350
Weight (kg)895

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.