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The Albybone vs. The Champion

Willie’s Manufacturing Industries produces two bale feeders that can carry six or more bales, the Albybone, and the Champion. If you’re looking for a bale feeder that can carry several bales at once, then these are two models to consider.


Today, we take a look at the differences between these two machines to help you make a decision about which one to purchase. Want to find out more about these two bale feeders? Read more below!


About the Albybone




If you are in the market for a multi bale feeder, capable of carrying both square and round bales of hay and silage, why not take a look a look at the Albybone? The Albybone bale feeder is one of our oldest bale feeder designs. Like all of our products, the Albybone is designed and made in Australia. We have two options of this model available, so you can choose the feeder that is right for your needs.


This product features a double chassis, plus a curved chamber that allows for pad feeding. The Albybone has a high ground clearance and an independent tandem rocker system. This piece of machinery can be used for carting in, and has an extendable chamber to accommodate all bales. It’s ability to carry both round and square bales offers flexible choice for those after a versatile feeder.


The Albybone is an Australian-made multi bale feeder, capable of carrying hay and silage. There are two options of this product available:

  • Option 1 – our standard 6-bale feeder, capable of holding 6 square or 5 round bales, in any order.

  • Option 2 – our made-to-order 8-bale feeder, capable of holding 8 square or 7 round bales, in any order.

Our standard model is 2.5 metres wide, 8.1 metres long, 2.25 metres high, and weighs 2.1 tonnes. For information on our made-to-order model, get in touch with our team.



About the Champion




Our Champion model is a round bale feeder, which means it’s only capable of carrying round bales. The Champion is designed and manufactured in Victoria, and like all of our machines, has a strong, robust design, built for Australian conditions.


This piece of machinery has high ground clearance, and rippers that travel over the top of the chassis to reduce component damage. The Champion has user-friendly maintenance, and modern, quality design and manufacturing techniques. It can feed out either hay or silage, and has a simple chain adjustment, plus independent tandem rocker system. There’s also a versatile loading system with collapsible forks for safety.


There are two options available for the Champion design. These are:

  • Option 1 – the 4-bale feeder, capable of holding 4 round bales at a time.

  • Option 2 – the 6-bale feeder, capable of holding 6 round bales at a time.

These feed out carts differ in dimensions and weight, depending on the version. The 4-bale model is 2.3 metres wide, 6.9 metres long, 1.5 metres high, and weigh 1.8 to 1.9 tonnes. The 6-bale model is 2.3 metres wide, 9.7 metres long, 1.5 metres high, and weighs 2.12 tonnes.


Our other feeders

Looking for something a little smaller? WMI also produce feeders that carry fewer bales. Our Pa-Mick feeder can carry up to two bales, one square and one round, in any order. It has a specially-designed curved chamber for feed pads up to 1.2 meters, and can be used for carting in. The Pa-Mick is 2.5 metres high, 4.9 metres long, 1.95 metres high, and weighs 1.2 tonnes.


The other bale feeder we manufacture is the Elite. This model is a round bay feeder that can feed out hay and silage. It can carry up to two round bales at a time, and has user friendly maintenance. The Elite has rippers that travel over the top of the chassis to reduce component damage, and a simple chain adjustment. It also has a versatile loading system with collapsible forks for safety. The Elite is 2.3 metres wide, 4.6 metres long, 1.2 metres high, and weighs 960 kilograms.


When it comes to choosing between a larger feeder, it’s important to consider a few factors. Are you after a product that can carry both round and square bales, or just round bales? How many bales will you need carried at a time? Are there any size and weight dimensions that you need to stay below? Answering these questions should help you to find the right feeder for your requirements. If you would like to find out more about our company or any of the bale feeders mentioned above, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with our team! You can give us a call on 0488 605 713, or send us an email at sales@wmifeeders.com.au. We look forward to chatting with you!


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