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HayBuster Balebuster 2574 (Round Bales)

Haybuster Balebuster 2574 Bale Processor
Bale Processor with Blower
Processing bales for erosion control just got a lot easier and smoother with the introduction of Haybuster's Model 2574 blower-type processor. The newly-designed belt drive system drives the fan and rotor and allows for 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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4-Groove Belt Drive System

Haybuster Balebuster 2574 Round Bale Processor
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.

Bale Chamber

Haybuster Balebuster 2574 Round Bale Processor
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 ¼” drive shafts, bearings and heavyduty 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 product size you need.

Two-Stage Bale Loader

Haybuster Balebuster 2574 Round Bale Processor
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.


Haybuster Balebuster 2574 Round Bale Processor
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.

Centering Hitch

Haybuster Balebuster 2574 Round Bale Processor
Versatile hitch that positions machine directly behind tractor for transport and loading on trailer.


Haybuster Balebuster 2574 Round Bale Processor
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 40 flails for increased performance.

Optional Additional Axle

Haybuster Balebuster 2574 Round Bale Processor
Adding an axle minimizes the tongue weight and makes it more stable, especially when backing on a trailer. (Highway tire only)

3 foot, 80 degree Enclosed Curved Spout

Haybuster Balebuster 2574 Round Bale Processor
This spout can be rotated 360 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 attachments that will allow you to direct your material and blow through a 10” hose.

Straw Cannon

Haybuster Balebuster 2574 Round Bale Processor
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.

Balebuster 2574 Specifications
Weight 6,620 lbs.
TRANSPORT DIMENSIONS (Empty, Loader Fully Raised)
Width w/ Hwy Tires 8' 6"
Width w/ Flot. Tires 8' 9"
Length 16' 6"
Height 10' 9"
WORKING DIMENSIONS with 1 Bale, Loader Fully Raised
Width 10' 3"
Length 16' 6"
Height w/ Curved Spout 10' 9"
WORKING DIMENSIONS with 2 Bales, Loader in Bale Transport Position
Width 10' 3"
Length 22' 7"
Height 10' 9"
Towing Arrangement - Clevis Hitch, height adjustable with safety chain
Hitch Jack 7,000 lbs rating - 15" lift
Axle Extension Optional 12"
Wheel Bearing Type Tapered Roller
Type Hydraulic with 2 Stage, Twin Boom Arms
Bale Tines Tubular Steel, 10° float, 4 position width
Adjustable Hydraulic Cylinder 4" x 24", double-acting
Type - 3 Roller Chains with Bolt-on Cross Slats
Drive - Hydraulic Orbital Motor, Hydraulic Flow Control
Maximum Bale Size 6' long x 6-1/2' diameter
Maximum Bale Weight 2,200 lbs
Rotor Length 78"
Rotor Diameter (Flails extended) 25"
Rotor Bearing 2"
Number of Flails 40
Flail Type Swinging / Heavy Duty Hardened Spring Steel
Screen Type Helical-Slotted, Round (5 sizes)
Transfer Auger Diameter 12"
Number of Slug Bars 9
Slug Bars Single Point Adjustment with 9 settings
Size 44" diameter
Number of Paddles 6
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
Operation Joystick controlled from tractor cab
Vertical Fan Housing Rotated by Hydraulic Cylinder
Horizontal Spouts rotate 360 degrees by Hydraulic Cylinder
Outlet 3' Curved Spout has an adjustable deflector
Protection Hinged breakaway with shear bolt protection
PTO Horsepower 125 to 155
PTO Type 1,000 RPM
PTO Shaft with Shear Bold Protection
Min. Hydraulic Output 8 gpm at 1500 psi
Hydraulic Remote Controls 2 Double-Acting Control Valves with Quick Coupler Outlets
Tractor Weight Must be equal or greater weight than that of a 2574 Balebuster and two bales.
Balebuster 2574 Options
(Set of 2) 31x10.5x15 - load rating "C" Highway Rated Tires
(Set of 2) 12.5L x 15 8 ply Implement tires
Discharge Spout Options
  • 3 ft Curved Spout Kit (open curve) - for most applications such as feeding, bedding and erosion control . Enclosed curved spout with flanged end- facilitates farther application of mulch/bedding than the open curved spout- almost as far as straw cannon- and can be rotated 360 degrees.
  • Straw Cannon Kit - for bedding and erosion control - shoots straw up to 100 feet.
  • Mini-gun Spout - The mini gun gives the operator an adjustable deflector to put on the enclosed curve spout. Thus giving more control of the product stream.
  • 10” x 25’ and 10” x 50’ hose kits- for placing mulch and bedding more precisely. Great for poultry barns, smaller areas that need to be mulched. Note: there is an adaptor in the hose kit that replaces the spout on the transition.
  • Without a Spout - Using just the transition without any spout is useful in areas where distance (0 to 40 ft (12.2m)) is not an issue.
Axle Extensions 12" bolt on axle extensions - provide improved stability on slopes
2nd Axle 2nd Axle with Spindles, Hubs, Bolts and Highway Tires with Rims. By adding an axle, you minimize the tongue weight and keep your compaction to a minimum. Available with highway tires only.
Recutter Screen Sizes Use recutter screens to adjust the length of cut to meet the needs of your application. Screens are available in 2” round, 3” round, 4” round, 4-¼ in x 9-½ in Slotted, and 6-¼ in x 9-½ in Slotted.
Fenders Right and Left. Available with highway tires only.
Containment Kit Keeps loose hay and corn stalks in shredder chamber.