Breaking new ground for farms, is the Wessex BFR-180 Round Bale Feeder and straw spreader. Designed and manufactured in Wessex’s 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).

As a bale feeder, it can feed round bales of hay, haylage, straw and silage with ease. Featuring massive 5.5 ton-rated chains with zinc-plated crossbars and a high spec Danfoss hydraulic motor, the BFR-180 is a very reliable and seriously durable bale feeder that is simple to use and very easy to maintain. With the innovative Crossfire Straw Spreader attached, bedding and feeding tasks can be undertaken with the same machine, bed from one side and feed off the other.

The Wessex Crossfire Straw Spreader is unlike conventional straw choppers, as it spreads the straw in its baled length, with minimal dust and projectiles, and up to ten metres in less than a minute! Straw choppers are renowned for creating excessive dust, which in an enclosed environment, can be a serious threat to the health of the stock. Chopping bedding straw also reduces its effective life span within the bedding area.

Taking centre stage at LAMMA 2018 will be the new Wessex Sidewinder Attachment, 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.

Other items on the Wessex stand include BroomEx Push Brooms and ATV equipment.   LAMMA 2018 stand no. 516.