There are many different bale feeders on the market. At Willie’s Manufacturing Industries, we make a range of both round and square bale hay feeders. All our feeders have a high ground clearance, and a strong, robust design to handle the harsh Aussie climate that many farms here face.
Buying new machinery can be an exciting time, but like any large purchase, it can also feel a little stressful and overwhelming at times. If you’re in the market for a new hay feeder, you’ll probably also be looking to simply compare different varieties, to find out which option is best-suited for your needs.
So, what are the differences between the four brands of bale feeders we have for sale? Read on to find out!
Models we stock
At WMI, we stock four different types of bale hay feeders. These are the Albybone, Pa-Mick, Elite, and Champion. Below, we outline the differences between each of the models, and their individual features, so you can work out which would work best for your needs. If you require further assistance, you can always get in touch with our friendly staff, who are always more than happy to help!
This model is a multi-bale feeder, capable of handling both square and round hay bales. Like all of our feeders, it is made in Australia, and designed to handle the climate. It can handle either 6 square or 5 round bales, in any order. The Albybone has a curved chamber making it perfect for pad feeding, and an extendable chamber to accommodate multiple bales. It also has an independent tandem rocker system, and can be used for carting in. Our standard model has a width of 2.5 metres, a length of 8.1 metres, a height of 2.25 metres, and a weight of 2.1 tonnes, however, larger machines can be built to order if required. For more photos and information on the Albybone, check out our page here!
If you’re after a smaller hay feeder that can handle both square and round bales, then the Pa-Mick might be just what you need! This feeder can carry up to two bales of hay, one square and one round, placed in any order. It is designed for large square bales, large round bales, hay and silage, and feed pads up to 1.2 metres tall. This model is 2.5 metres wide, 4.9 metres long, 1.95 metres high, and has a weight of 1.2 tonnes. It has a curved chamber for pad feeding, and an independent tandem rocker system. It also has an extendable chamber which allows the machine to accommodate all bales, and can be used for carting in. For more photos and information about the Pa-Mick, check out our page here!
The Elite model is a round bale feeder that can carry up to two bales of hay at a time. Its rippers travel over the top of the chassis to reduce component damage, and as a model it has a simple chain adjustment. It feeds out hay and silage, has a versatile loading system with collapsible forks for safety, and its maintenance is user-friendly. The Elite is 2.3 metres wide, 4.6 metres long, 1.2 metres tall, and weighs 960 kilograms, making it the smallest of the hay feeders we make. For more photos and information about the Elite, check out our page here!
Finally, we have the Champion, a round bale feeder. This machine comes in either a four or six-bale model, depending on your requirements. Both variants have user-friendly maintenance, feed out hay and silage, and have a simple chain adjustment. This machine also has a versatile loading system with collapsible forks for safety, an independent tandem rocker system, and its rippers travel over the top of the chassis to reduce component damage. The 6-bale model is 2.3 metres wide, 9.7 metres long, 1.5 metres high, and weighs 2.12 tonnes. While the 4-bale model is 2.3 metres wide, 6.9 metres long, 1.5 metres high, and weighs between 1.8 and 1.9 tonnes. For more information about the Champion, check out our page here!
Our four models of bale feeders each have different features and abilities, and we hope this blog has helped you to work out which would be best-suited to your needs. From the small Elite model, to the large Albybone machine, we have machines built for all different jobs and sizes. If none of these machines above seem to fit your unique situation, don’t worry, we are also able to custom make machines to suit specific customer requirements! Get in touch with WMI today to find out more about our feeders.