Balebuster 2660

The model 2660 and 2665 two-bale processors are the most popular processors in the Haybuster line and perhaps the most popular bale processors models in the world.

Carry one round bale in the chamber and the second bale on the loader and you are good to go. Whether it’s feeding your cattle or covering loose soil, this model will work for you.

The model 2660 is the two-bale processor that is in demand! This economical machine is perfect for feeding and bedding your cattle, with all the features that have put the Haybuster Balebusters far ahead of the competition. Some of those features include right hand discharge and the chain and slat conveyor table that rotates the bale while the heavy-duty rotor and flails chop off the material, discharging the hay out of the machine. Consistent and steady processing of all types of bales is what our customers have learned to expect from the Haybuster Balebusters. Whether it’s feeding into bunks, feeding on the ground or bedding down the cattle, this is the processor for you!


Notable Updates

With bales getting bigger and heavier, we have made the 2660 even more durable than previous models. We have increased the diameter of the rotor shaft and bearing, as well as the conveyor shaft. The chain attachment to the slats is more durable. We have also increased the width of the table to eliminate dead spots where material can build up. We also moved the loader forks over to help center the bale while loading into the bale chamber.

Shredder Chamber with More Durable 3-Chain Slat Conveyor

The 2660 chain table comes standard with a more durable chain. This, along with the heavy-duty flails and high-speed rotor, allows processing of bales in any condition: wet, frozen, old, new or with flattened bottoms. The conveyor is tilted so it helps to keep bales positioned against the slug bars for consistent processing of hay.

Heavy Duty Flails and High Speed Rotor

The 2660 features an oil bath chain case that reverses the direction of the in-line PTO, increasing speed and efficiency of the rotor by 30%. Heavy-duty rotor and flails process all types of bales in all conditions.

Two-Stage Bale Loader

The 2660 two-stage bale loader allows each bale to be lifted separately without disturbing other bales. It’s designed to carry a second bale to increase efficiency.

Heavy-Duty Frame

This machine has a heavy-duty frame for strength and durability to carry today’s larger, heavier bales.

Rotor Access Door

The 2660 gives you quick and easy access to the rotor for routine inspections and twine removal with the rotor access door. Two additional stripper bars can be installed on the door to reduce the length of cut.

Easily Adjustable Slug Bars

The slug bars in the 2660 are easily adjustable from a single point. The slug bar adjustment alters the amount of the hammers exposed to the hay, and is adjusted based on the type of hay, moisture content of the hay, and the coarseness/fineness of the cut desired. Also offered with an optional hydraulic adjustment.

Right Side Discharge/Deflector

Adjusting the right side deflector on the 2660 is a one-handed operation because the torsion springs support the bulk of the deflector’s weight, allowing you to set the deflector to the desired position with minimal effort. The deflector can be positioned for windrow feeding for bedding or erosion control. The hydraulic deflector allows the operator to set the deflector position directly from the tractor cab.

Optional Grain Tank

The optional 21-bushel grain tank top dresses corn, grains, and pelleted feed supplements through a 4” auger. The grain top dresses the hay for added supplement for your cattle, allowing them to clean up the ration.

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Standard Features

  • Heavy-duty chain conveyor with more durable chain and heavier drive shafts.
  • Rotor is driven through the chain case, which reverses the direction of the rotor for right side discharge and also increases the rotor speed by 30%.
  • Two-stage bale loader that easily picks up bales without disturbing other bales and gouging the ground.
  • Heavy-duty tubular frame construction designed to carry heavy bales.
  • Rotor access door gives you easy access to rotor for service and maintenance.
  • Adjustable slug bars allow you to easily position the bale from the rotor and hammers allowing you to take any size bite.

Optional Features

  • Containment kit to add even more size to the shredder chamber. Great option for corn stalk bales.
  • Extra stripper channel kits for a shorter cut final product.
  • FT-24 Feed Tank top dresses feed supplements on top of the windrow while you are processing a bale. It is 24 bushels and has an easily adjustable feed metering system.
  • Wide deflector belt is 18” and is a great option for bunk feeding.
  • Digi-Star EZ 2400 four-point scale is loaded with features and is accurate and easy to operate.


Total 5,025 lbs (2279.3 kg)
Tongue (Bale loader fully raised) 1500 lbs (680.39 kg))
TRANSPORT DIMENSIONS (Bale loader fully raised, deflector folded)
Width 8' 4" (2.54 m)
Length 14' 11" (4.55 m)
Height 11' (3.35 m)
WORKING DIMENSIONS (With 1 bale, deflector in spread position)
Width 10' 10" (3.30 m)
Length 14' 11" (4.55 m))
Height 11' (3.35 m)
WORKING DIMENSIONS (With 2 bales, deflector in spread position)
Width 10' 10" (3.30 m)
Length 19' 7" (5.97 m)
Height 11' (3.35 m)
Towing Arrangement Clevis type hitch.
Jack Capacity 5,000 lbs. (2,273 kg)
Jack Travel 10 in (25.4 cm)
Bearing Type Tapered Roller
Type Integral 2 Stage, Twin Boom Arms
Bale Tines Tubular Steel, 10° Float, 4 Position Width Adjustable
Adjustable Hydraulic Cylinder 4-1/2 in x 24 in (11.43 cm x 60.96 cm ), Double-Acting
Type 3 Roller Chains with Bolt-On Cross Slat
Drive Hydraulic Orbital Motor with Adjustable Flow Control
Drive Shaft Bearings 1-1/4" (3.18 cm)
Drive Shafts 1-1/4" (3.18 cm)
Max. Bale Weight each 2200 lbs. (998 kg)
Rotor Length 78 in. (1.98 m)
Rotor Diameter (Flails extended) 25 in. (63.5 cm)
Rotor Bearing Ball, 2" (5.08 cm)
Number of Flails 30
Flail type Heavy Duty, 7/16 in. (11.11 mm) thick, 3 lbs. (1.36 kg), Heat Treated Spring Steel, Swinging
Number of Stripper Channels 1
Number of Slug Bars 5
Slug Bar Single point, 9 Adjustment Settings Through a 180° Range
Delivery Right Hand Discharge
Deflector 6 Adjustment Settings through a 120 Degree Range
Max. Horizontal Spread Straw, up to 50 ft. (15.24 m)
Loader 1 Tractor Double-Acting Hydraulic Valve
Bale Conveyor 1 Tractor Double-Acting Hydraulic Valve
Bale Conveyor Speed Conveyor Speed Control Valve
Slug Bar Hand Lever with 5 Settings
Deflector Hand Lever with 6 Settings
PTO Horsepower Required 65hp (48.5kw) to 155hp (115.6kw)
PTO Type 1000 RPM, 1-3/8 in. dia. PTO Shaft with 21 Splines with choice of Constant Velocity or Standard PTO shaft
Min. Tractor Hydraulic Output 8 gpm at 1500 psi (30.3 lpm x 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 2660 with 2 bales
SMV Sign Standard equipment
Road Lights Standard equipment