Spread-a-Bale has launched a new option to its M range of straw spreading machines at LAMMA 2024.

Called the ST (Side Throw), the header avails side discharge of straw either to the left, right or forwards, and can be fitted to any Spread-a-Bale model – Micro, Mini, Midi or Maxi, mounted on narrow front-end materials handler models up to 2m wide.

The header which has been specifically designed for buildings with narrow access doors and passageways from 2m wide, features one vertical rotor offering a longitudinal spread pattern of 0.8m wide and up to 8m throw. Left or right-hand side or front discharge is facilitated by the turn of a valve and canopy.

Spread-a-Bale’s Michael Hughes explains: “The ST’s design and development was led by farmers themselves expressing interest in a Spread-a-Bale machine, however their livestock accommodation’s doors and passageways were too narrow for our existing M range models.

“The ST subsequently solves the problem for all farmers with access points measuring from 2m wide who are seeking to mechanise straw spreading without the dust generated by a turbine chopper machine whilst saving up to 75% labour and up to 50% straw over manual spreading and themselves remaining safe outside the pen.”

The ST is available from Spread-a-Bale’s dealer network; see www.spread-a-bale.com

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