Spread-a-Bale has added to its portfolio the Midi Lite, the first ever side mounted self-loading straw spreading machine for rectangular bales weighing 500kgs maximum and appealing to livestock farmers with one tonne loaders. The Midi Lite will be officially launched at Lamma.
Extending Spread-a-Bale’s M series, the 500kg Midi Lite requires only one tonne lift capacity and is suitable for most tractor fore-end loaders as well as skidsteer and Hof loaders. Spreading distance is up to 14 metres to the left by a single horizontal rotor.
The machine is powered hydraulically and requires a maximum 55 litres per minute oil flow. The chain drive to the rotor motor can be geared differently to compensate for lower flow rates. The Midi Lite features one horizontal rota for side loading and side spreading. The head can be elevated to reduce total width if door access is limited to less than three metres, enabling the machine to enter the vast majority of livestock buildings.
Spread-a-Bale’s Michael Hughes comments: “The Midi Lite completes Spread-a-Bale’s portfolio, enabling livestock farmers with smaller lift capacity loaders to make up to 75% reduction in spreading time and labour, and equally important, make significant straw savings of approximately around 40% with mini Heston bales.”
Midi Lite standard list price, £11,500 and available from Spread-a-Bale’s dealer network.