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
Up to 50% straw saving
Up to 75% labour saving
Spreads all types of round and rectangular bales
Only one tractor or materials handler required to operate
Minimal dust generation; improved health and welfare
Truly self-loading bale processor from the stack
Simple attach and detach in seconds
No electrical connections required
Fast and effortless bale spreading – one bale processed in less than 45 seconds
Very low maintenance and running costs
Bale feeding options available
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.
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.
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
What Our Customers Say
Spread-a-Bale has been a game changer for us. Since we swapped our chopper blower for a Maxi Spread-a-Bale we’ve virtually halved our straw usage to five rectangular bales spread every other day and we’ve cut time spent attaching, loading and spreading by 60% to just 40 minutes in total.
We are making 75% time and 25% straw savings every day, 365 since investing in a Midi Spread-a-Bale.
We’re using the Midi to bed up the loose housing for dry and freshly calved cows each day, all year round.
Introducing a Midi Spread-a-Bale has halved the labour required to bed up daily, says Nick Hodgson who together with his father, John annually finishes 600 strong stores in a Roundhouse, based near Darlington, Co Durham.
How We Can Help
Our straw spreading machines can be used in a variety of applications for many livestock species as well as reprocessing.