Sidewinder Attachment for BFR-180 round bale feeder

The Wessex Sidewinder is an extension conveyor that attaches to the BFR-180 for high level feeding into a trough or manger. The Sidewinder extends to the left leaving the right free to feed or alternatively bed with the Crossfire straw spreader attached.


Sidewinder Attachment for BFR-180 round bale feeder

Designed and manufactured in our Hampshire factory, the Wessex BFR-180 (patent pending) is a modular round bale feeding and bedding system that can be a configured as a bale feeder (mode 1), a straw spreader and bale feeder combination (mode 2), or a bale feeder with an extension chute (mode 3).

The BFR-180 only requires one tractor or telehandler to operate, and the maintenance is very low with only four grease points and no electrics!

A simple cash saving product

• Very low maintenance costs
• Low running cost
• Minimal fodder wastage – save up to 20% on your annual feed bill

Self-loading process

Loading the BFR-180 is as simple as 1-2-3, using our proven self-loading system.
1. First, the feeding cradle is disconnected by the pull of a rope, or the innovative pre-set unlatching system. The tractor or telehandler backs up and picks up the bale, with integrated spikes. It is then lifted on to the feed-bed.
2. The BFR-180 has a very low cradle that makes bale loading simple and fast.
3. Once loaded the operator then drives the forks back into the feed unit. The machine is now ready to feed!

Key Features and Benefits-

• Feed round bales of silage, hay, straw or haylage both inside and out.
• Zinc-plated roller chains – rated to 5.5tons per chain
• Thick wall zinc-plated chain bars - highly durable
• Low feed waste – save up to 20% on your feed costs
• Direct hydraulic drive system
• Very low maintenance and running costs
• Suitable for mounting on a tractor and telehandler with appropriate brackets
• Feed from either side

Patent pending (1622059.2)

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When you purchase a Wessex product, you invest in over 55 years of innovation, manufacturing excellence and a commitment to progress that underpins the care for our customers, suppliers and employees. Since 1962 the Wessex name has been synonymous with superb quality, British built machines for the agricultural and groundcare markets. Our equipment is built for demanding applications, where reliability and durability are paramount.

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