Spread-a-Bale is introducing the Side Throw (ST) a new spreader head option to enable livestock farmers with narrow doorways and passages to make further reductions in straw spreading time, labour and fuel, and equally important, make straw savings of between 30% to 50%. Only one materials handler is required to operate.

The Side Throw header features a single vertical rotor which discharges straw through a 40cm wide side aperture. Straw is delivered in a focused one metre wide linear spread pattern and thrown up to six meters, with minimal dust generation.

The Side Throw header can be fitted to any of Spread-a-Bale’s M range – Mini, Midi and Maxi, and is available on front end mounted models for attachment to 1.75t or greater loader lift capacity.

Spread-a-Bale’s Michael Hughes explains: “The new Side Throw spreader head will be of interest to farmers with a minimum two-metre wide doorways and passageways, particularly for pig producers with yards and those with outdoor arcs requiring focused discharge for a more precise bedding. The Side Throw is also suited to turkey and duck rearing systems.

“The Side Throw requires only one materials handler and is able to discharge one rectangular bale within 60 seconds thereby demonstrating improved efficiency in terms of systems, labour and diesel usage, whilst all Spread-a-Bale models are noted for helping farmers to make their straw go further.”

The vertical rotor height varies according to Spread-a-Bale model: the Side Throw Mini and Midi measures three feet and the Side Throw Maxi, four feet.

The Side Throw option is available from Spread-a-Bale’s dealer network; see www.straw-spreading-machines.com

Further information from Spread-a-Bale’s Michael Hughes on 07917 303535.