Portable Choppers

The Newhouse portable bale chopper/bale feeder is equipped with 20,000 lb. axles with flotation tires for various ground conditions. Pintle chains carry the bales to the cutter head. The chains enter a slotted incline to lift the baled hay away from the risers and prevent hay from being pulled around the sprockets and wasted on the ground below. Plain/Smooth, Plated/Smooth or Plated/Serrated knives are available. Tailgate can be folded down to accommodate up to six large bales or up to nine mid-size bales at one loading. The Big Bale Hay Chopper is able to convert up to 16 tons per hour.

Big Bale Chopper Brochures


Overall Width130”
Overall Width, discharge chute in feeding position159”
Inside Width108”
Overall Height119”
Overall Length, tailgate up35 ft
Overall Length, tailgate down39 1/2 ft
Gross Weight (approximately)14,000 lbs
Tongue Weight Empty2,300 lbs
Bale Capacity6-9 mid-size or 4-6 large bales
Heavy Duty Right Angle Gearbox at 1000 RPM235HP
Tractor HP, depending on hay conditions80 HP or more
Tractor PTO Required1000 RPM
Best Speed of PTO900-1200 RPM
4R5V1600 Belts2
Cutter Blades with 3/8” hole188
Three-Tooth Bolt on Raker Bar12
Axles - capacity each2 - 20,000 lbs
Wheels & Tires10" on 10 1/4" hub piloted