HayBuster 2574 Balebuster

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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.

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.

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 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’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.

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

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 40 flails for increased performance.

3-Foot, 80-Degree Enclosed Curved Spout: 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.

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.

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


Total 6,620 lbs (3,002.78 kg)
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 7 in (6.88 m)
Height 10 ft 9 in (3.26 m)
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
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
Type 3 Roller Chains with Bolt-On Cross Slats
Drive Hydraulic Orbital Motor, Hydraulic Flow Control Valve
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
Size 44 in dia (112 m)
Number of paddles 6(AR 400 Steel)
Fan Lined with AR 400 Steele -
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 - 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
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