UP TO 50% STRAW SAVING

UP TO 75% LABOUR SAVING

SPREADS ALL TYPES OF ROUND & RECTANGULAR BALES

ONLY ONE TRACTOR OR HANDLER NEEDED TO OPERATE

Welcome to Spread-a-Bale

Spread-a-Bale is a simple, reliable and efficient time saving machine suited to all operations, regardless of scale and livestock species

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    Up to 50% straw saving

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    Up to 75% labour saving


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    Spreads all types of round and rectangular bales


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    Only one tractor or materials handler required to operate

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    Minimal dust generation; improved health and welfare

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    Truly self-loading bale processor from the stack

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    Simple attach and detach in seconds

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    No electrical connections required

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    Fast and effortless bale spreading – one bale processed in less than 45 seconds

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    Very low maintenance and running costs


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    Bale feeding options available

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    Continuous pipeline development

    Our Spread-a-Bale machines are working on beef, dairy, sheep, equine, pig and poultry units in the UK, Europe, North and South America, Asia and Oceania. The company is also active in the recycling and reprocessing sector.

    About Us

    Former dairy farmer Michael Hughes invented, developed and patented Spread-a-Bale two decades ago. Today he heads up the British based company which is now synonymous with high quality machines built in its own factory for the agricultural and recycling markets.

    Spread-a-Bale machines are built for endurance with demanding applications. Reliability and durability are paramount.

    The company has a global network of dealers and distributors trading in 25 countries and within five Continents. New distribution channels and networks are welcome.

    Spread-a-Bale’s well trained friendly staff are able to advise all customers of the machine best suited to their operation whilst their local dealer will provide support throughout the machine’s lifetime.

    About Spread a Bale

    Providing livestock farmers with an easy solution to one of the most laborious tasks – bedding and feeding straw, hay and haylage. Corn and rice stalks and haulm can also be spread.

    Spread-a-Bale offers a unique operation that can be customised to suit your building, handler, bale size and density.

    Unlike other mechanical blowers and spreaders, Spread-a-Bale’s spreading rotors gently accelerate the product, they tease the bale apart and throw it with minimum dust generation.

     

    The Result

    Saves straw: longer straw makes for a longer lasting bed, resulting in:

    • Our customers commonly report

    • up to 50% straw saving over manual spreading with square bales, up to 25% for round bales

    • up to 25% reduced requirement over other mechanical spreading systems

     

    • Saves time and labour: one person can spread one rectangular bale typically in 45 seconds – faster than any other available spreaders, shredders, choppers and bale processors  

    • Reduces dust and subsequent health risks for both farmers, operators and their livestock: minimal dust reduces the risk of pneumonic conditions and eye infections and in turn reduces antibiotic usage, together with injuries from foreign object missiles

    • Improves welfare: the entire system has a much reduced carbon footprint over any other mechanised system

    • Improves environment: minimises dust, significantly reduces carbon footprint

    • Improves business efficiency: lowers the system’s overall costs and contributes to a competitive advantage

    See Our Machines in Action

    Four Simple Steps to Using Spread-a-Bale

    How to Attach

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    How to Load

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    How to Detwine

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    How to Spread

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    TESTIMONIALS

    What Our Customers Say

    Our Spread-a-Bale Midi is a good piece of kit, and one we wouldn’t be without. It’s cut straw usage by up to one third and made savings sufficient for the system to pay for itself in less than one year.

    Scott Barbour, farming in partnership with his father, Robert and brother, Graham: 600 cow suckler finishing enterprise, Jedburgh

    We’re using Spread-a-Bale to bed up 15 rectangular bales twice a week. We like the machine because unlike trailed choppers which are too messy, Spread-a-Bale literally spreads the straw so there’s minimal dust, which is better for animal welfare and the straw goes further. We have a lot of visitors to see the cattle and we like to keep things tidy.

    Wanda Tilson, Gordon, Berwickshire 220 cow Wedderlie pedigree Aberdeen Angus herd

    Twelve months ago, we invested in a Spread-a-Bale Midi Lite, the most suitable machine for our JCB 1t loader, and its proved to be a no brainer – it’s going to easily pay for itself within two years. In fact, this machine is one of the best investments we’ve ever made.

    Neil Simcock, Dale Farming Shropshire unit manager: 460 cow autumn calving herd

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    How We Can Help

    Our straw spreading machines can be used in a variety of applications for many livestock species as well as reprocessing.

    MESSAGE US

    Please get in touch using the contact form

    Office +44 (0)1244 394258

    David +44 (0)7904 899289

    Edward +44 (0)7961 739233

    Didier (France) +33 607 38 97 69

    Dietmar (Germany) +49 175 68 55 060