The Ellesmere Port-based company has found a new use for its Feed-a-Bale defector plate. Instead of distributing straw directly into the tub of a mixer wagon, it is blown into the hopper of a specially developed base unit for feeding into the pick-up of a conventional rectangular baler.

Called Re-Bale, the technique is claimed to reprocess one large rectangular and round bale within a minute into a dozen smaller bales. Developed to meet global demand from the expanding equine, smallholding and pet marketplace, the speed and direction of the conveyor in the base unit are controlled hydraulically from the baler tractor.

Ideally suited for use in conjunction with Spread-a-Bale’s M range machines, it is also possible to build the system into a static plant capable of reprocessing up to 100t of straw or hay per day.