Balebuster 2574

Processing bales for erosion control just got a lot easier and smoother with the introduction of the Model 2574 blower-type processor.

The newly designed belt drive system drives the fan and rotor, making it a smooth, quiet operation.

The 2574 has the capability to blow mulch up to 100 feet into those hard to reach areas. With a variety of spout options, we can offer the machine that fits your needs.

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Features

4-Groove Belt Drive System

1000 RPM PTO drive through a set of 4-groove belts that drive the fan and rotor. With belts, the 2574 becomes more durable and smoother with less maintenance time.

Blower/Fan

The fan in the blower has replaceable fins and shafts that can be replaced without removing the blower from the machine. The 2574 has three spout options which do the jobs of cattle feeding and bedding, and also erosion control.

Optional Additional Axle

Adding an axle minimizes the tongue weight and makes it more stable, especially when backing on a trailer (highway tire only).

Bale Chamber

Complete with the 3-chain slat conveyor that has been an exclusive feature with Haybuster for many years, the 2574 is now available with 1.25” drive shafts, bearings and heavy-duty chain. The chamber is taller to accommodate today’s bigger bales. Nine slugbars hold the bale at bay from the rotor and are easily adjustable to get the end product you need.

Centering Hitch

Versatile hitch that positions machine directly behind tractor for transport and loading on trailer.

3-Foot, 80-Degree Curved & Enclosed

This spout can be rotated 260 degrees with the in-cab joystick control which can easily allow you to position the desired amount of product anywhere you want. It also has an attachment that will allow you to direct your material and blow through a 10” hose.

Two-Stage Bale Loader

Haybuster’s single-cylinder two-stage loader makes it simple to load a bale into the chamber. A second bale can also be carried on the loader to expedite the job.

Rotor/Auger/Screen

Accessible through a large access door for twine removal and maintenance. Product flows directly from auger into the blower. Many different size screens are available to fit the job. The rotor has 2” drive shafts and still comes with 30 flails for increased performance.

Straw Cannon

The straw cannon will shoot straw mulch up to 100 feet. It works well for slopes and those hard to reach areas that are not easily accessible.

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Standard Features

  • Variety of spout options to fit your application. Straw cannon for throwing further, to the curve spouts for bunk feeding and better control.
  • 360 degree hydraulic spout rotation and vertical fan up & down, allows for better control over your mulch from the seat of your tractor.
  • Heavy-duty belt for reversing rotor direction and increasing speed!
  • Two stage bale loader that easily floats on the ground without distributing the bale.
  • Easy access rotor door for service and maintenance.
  • Heavy duty rotor and rotor shaft with 40 hammers.
  • Blower/fan: The fan in the blower has replaceable fins and shafts that can be replaced without removing the blower from the machine. The 2574 has three spout options which do the jobs of cattle feeding and bedding, and also erosion control. 

Optional Features

  • Side hills and slopes are more reachable with the 5' straw cannon.
  • Enclosed curved spout for those hard to reach areas. Spreads mulch up to 70'.
  • Bed your hoop barn without moving the herd.
  • Up to 50' long hose kits for placing mulch in specific areas.
  • Bedding your herd is as easy on the cattle as it is on you!
  • Additional Axle: Adding an axle minimizes the tongue weight and makes it more stable, especially when backing on a trailer (highway tire only).

Specifications

WEIGHT
Total 6,620 lbs (3,002.78 kgs)
TRANSPORT DIMENSIONS
Width w/ Hwy tires 8 ft 6 in (2.59 m)
Width w/ Flot. Tires 8 ft 9 in (2.67 m)
Length 16 ft 6 in (5.03 m)
Height 10 ft 9 in (3.26 m)
WORKING DIMENSIONS (With 1 Bale, Loader Fully Raised.)
Width 10 ft 3 in (3.12 m)
Length 16 ft 6 in (5.03 m)
Height 10 ft 9 in (3.26 m)
WORKING DIMENSIONS (With 2 Bales, Loader in Bale Transport)
Width 10 ft 3 in (3.12 m)
Length 22 ft 7in (6.88 m)
Height 10 ft 9 in (3.26 m)
CHASSIS FEATURES
Towing Arrangement Clevis Type Hitch, Height Adjustable
Hitch Jack 7,000 lbs (2,273 kg) rating - 15" lift
Axle Extension Optional 12 in.
Wheel Bearing Type Tapered Roller
BALE LOADER
Type Hydraulic with 2 Stage Twin Boom Arms
Bale Tines Tubular Steel with 10° Float, 4 Position Width Adjustable
Adjustable Hydraulic Cylinder 4 in x 24 in (10.16 cm x 60.96 cm ), Double-Acting
BALE CONVEYOR
Type 3 Roller Chains with Bolt-On Cross Slats
Drive Hydraulic Orbital Motor, Hydraulic Flow Control Valve
BALE SHREDDER CHAMBER
Max. Bale Size 6 ft long x 6-1/2 ft dia (1.68 m x 1.98 m)
Max. Bale Weight each 2,200 lbs (1,000 kg)
Rotor Length 78 in. (1.98 m)
Rotor Diameter (Flails extended) 25 in (63.5 cm)
Rotor Bearing 2" (5.08 cm)
Number of Flails 40
Flail type Heavy Duty, Hardened Spring Steele, Swinging
Re-Cutter Screen Type Helical-Slotted, Round (5 Sizes)
Transfer Auger Dia. 12 in (30.48 cm)
Number of Slug Bars 9
Slug Bar Height Single Point Adjustment with 9 Settings
BLOWER FAN
Size 44 in dia (112 m)
Number of paddles 6(AR 400 Steel)
Fan Lined with AR 400 Steele  
OPERATOR CONTROLS
Two hydraulic outlets required
1 set - for electic over hydraulics (standard equipment) - controls loader function,
fan spout for vertical and horizontal adjustment. Requires 12 volt DC with 3-pin power outlet.
Bale Conveyor - 1 set of tractor hydraulic outlets
Bale Conveyor Speed - Adjustable hydraulic flow control valve
Slug Bar - Single point adjustment with 9 settings
SPOUT OPERATION
Spout Operation - Joy Stick Controlled from Tractor Cab  
Vertical Fan Housing Rotated by Hydraulic Cylinder
Horizontal Spout Rotates 360 degrees by Hydraulic Cylinder
Outlet 3 ft. Curved Spout has an Adjustable Deflector
Protection Hinged Break-Away, Sheer Bolt Protected
REQUIREMENTS FOR OPERATION
Order Spout  
PTO Horsepower Required 125 hp to 150 hp
PTO Type 1,000 RPM, PTO Shaft with shear bolt protection
Min. Tractor Hydraulic Output 8 gpm @ 1500 psi (30.3 m @ 10,345 kpa).
Tractor Hydraulic Controls 2 Double-Acting Control Valves with Quick Coupler Outlets
Tractor Weight Must be of equal or greater weight than that of a 2574 with 2 bales
SMV Sign Standard equipment
Road Lights Standard equipment