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One-person job

The Sinch Bale Feeder feeds out up to 10 large square bales fast and easy. Designed for larger operations the feed out unit is mounted to trailers with or without flakers to peel off hay and silage. It also comes in a 6 bale detachable model that can sit on any flatbed trailer or truck.

“In 2006, we wanted to somehow bring back silage to our 500 cow dairy farm 16 miles from our farm in Victoria,” explains Gerard Kenna Sinch Bale Feeders. “There weren’t many big square bales in use at the time, or ways to feed them out. It was first developed for silage but then found it was perfect for hay also.”
Five bales just fed

Kenna came up with the idea of a cable winch powered feeding out system. Initially he says it worked OK but there was a few headaches and the cable needed replacing each year. Also another hydraulic motor was needed to bring the pushing arm back. After 4-5 years of refinements he came across a chain, drive sprocket from the mining industry & hydraulic gearbox. This development proved quite a breakthrough. There needed to be only one motor, 2 hoses & the chain had a load rating 7 times what was needed.

Mounted in a channel running front to back & centered on the trailer the continuous chain pulls a pushing arm that moves the bales to the rear. The arm gradually pushes off bales on one side, returns to the front & is swung over to push off bales on the other side of the platform. After cutting the twine the sections of silage/hay gradually fall off and the twine is collected on a continuous looped rope tied to the pushing arm. This is a great feature because you don’t have to pull any strings & you always know you have them all. The optional flakers provide more control by regulating flake size.
Six –bale removable unit

The simple unit requires only 2 hoses, one motor & one lever in the cab. Even lubrication is kept to a minimum with one grease zerk on the basic model & a total of 5 with flakers.

As the farm began using it, Kenna reports the biggest surprise was a straight up saving in labor. One person could do what required several in the past in reduced time.

“One customer in New South Wales who feed out 180 bales per week reported going from 6 workers involved to one” says Kenna.

The safety of the system with just an operator sitting in the cab was the next biggest thing.

Another surprise was the systems versatility. Sinch Systems are adaptable to a variety of trailers & truck beds.
Six –bale removable unit

Utah rancher Charles Redd was the first North American buyer. He decided to install a 10 bale Sinch System on a 40 feet goose neck. Kenna travelled to the ranch & went through the drawings & components with a local welding firm.

“Within a month they had it operational” says Kenna. ”I was amazed at the suitability of USA goose neck trailers for our product. We wish we had trailers like them in Australia”

Several introductory offers are available.