Balebuster 2800

The 2800 Balebuster from Haybuster is the largest and heaviest processor in the line-up.

If you have BIG square bales that need to get processed, this is the machine for you. It also processes round bales making it a very versatile processor.

Bales are loaded with both forks and pincher arms to gently position bales in the chamber. This Balebuster has all the proven features we have trusted for years, such as conveyor table, right side discharge, and faster rotor speeds.


Heavy-Duty Fixed Shredder Chamber with 3 Chain Slat Conveyor

Combining these features with the heavy-duty flails and high-speed rotor, the 2800 Heavy-Duty Fixed Shredder Chamber will process bales in any condition: wet, frozen, old, new, or with flattened bottoms. The conveyor is slanted so it helps feed the hay/straw into the rotor.

Oil Bath Chain Case and High-Speed Rotor

The 2800 features an oil bath chain case with double 60-roller chain that reverses the direction of the PTO and increases the speed and efficiency of the rotor. The Heavy Duty 9’ x 26” Rotor with forty 3 lb. flails processes both dry hay and silage bales.

Rotor Access Door

The 2800 is equipped with rotor access doors, giving you quick and easy access to the rotor for routine inspections and twine removal.

Hydraulically Adjustable Slug Bars

The hydraulically adjustable slug bar allows the operator to adjust the length of the cut, even with a bale in the chamber.

9’ Bale Chamber

The 2800 is equipped with a 9’ bale chamber for processing all round and square bales.

Dual Action Loading Arms

The 2800 is equipped with Dual Action Loading Arms to allow for loading square and round bales into the bale chamber with equal ease.

Right Hand Discharge

Tractor hydraulic controls are located on the right side, and the 2800’s right hand discharge makes it easy to look over your right shoulder while keeping your hands on the controls.

Two Stage Hydraulic Deflector

The Two Stage Hydraulic Deflector allows the operator to set the deflector position directly from the tractor cab. Additionally, the position of each half of the deflector may be independently set for greater control over discharge dispersal.

Heavy-Duty Frame

The 2800 has a heavy-duty frame for strength and durability.

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Standard Features

  • Heavy duty 10’ shredder chamber with dual 3 chain slat conveyor for rotating square bales.
  • Oil bath chain case for reversing rotor direction for right side discharge and speeds up the rotor 20%.
  • Right side discharge with tractor controls on the right side makes it operator friendly.
  • Rotor access doors for easy service and maintenance.
  • Hydraulically adjustable slug bars allow position of the bale from the cab of your tractor.
  • 10’ bale chamber for handling the BIG bales.
  • Dual action loading arms for grabbing the bale and placing in the chamber.
  • Hydraulic deflector allows operator to easily change from feeding to bedding from the tractor cab.

Optional Features

  • There are no optional features at this time.


Total 7,300 lbs. (3,311 kg)
Tongue Weight (Bale loader fully raised) 2,550 lbs. (1,156 kg)
Tongue Weight (Bale loader down) 2,150 lbs. (975 kg)
TRANSPORT DIMENSIONS (Bale loader fully raised, deflector folded)
Width 8'-5", 101 in. (2.57 m)
Length 17'-7", 211 in. (5.36 m)
Height 8'-6", 102 in. (2.59 m)
WORKING DIMENSIONS (With 1 bale, deflector in spread position)
Width 10'-10", 130 in. (3.30 m)
Length 24'-2", 290 in. (7.37 m)
Height 10', 120 in. (2.59 m)
WORKING DIMENSIONS (With 2 bales, deflector in spread position)
Width 10'-10", 130 in. (3.30 m)
Length 27'-5", 329 in. (8.36 m)
Height 10', 120 in. (2.59 m)
Towing Arrangement Clevis type hitch
Jack Capacity 7,000 lbs. (3,175 kg)
Jack Travel 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Tires (2) 16.5 x 16.1 - 10 ply
Wheels (2) 16.1 x 12 - 8 bolt, drop center
Bearing Type Tapered Roller
Type Hydraulic twin boom arms, squeeze arms for square bales
Bale Tines Tubular Steel, 10 degree float, 4-position adjustment for round bales
Type 4 roller chains with bolt-on cross slat
Drive Hydraulic Orbital Motor with Adjustable Flow Control
Sealed oil lube chain case reverses rotation and increases rotor speed; double 60-roller chain
Max. Bale Size Round: 6 ft. long x 6.5 ft. dia. (1.83 m x 1.98m)
Square: 52" x 52" x 8 ft. (1.32 m x 1.32 m x 2.4 m)
Max. Bale Weight Each 2,200 lbs. (1,000 kg)
Shredder Chamber Length 120 in. (3.04 m)
Shredder Chamber Width 91 in. (2.31 m)
Rotor Diameter 26 in. (66 cm) Flails extended
Rotor Bearing Ball, 2 in. (5.08 cm)
Number of Flails 40
Flail type Heavy duty, 7/16 in. (11.11 mm) thick, 3 lbs. (1.36 kg), Heat treated spring steel, swinging
Number of Stripper Plates Not available at this time
Deflector Split, Hydraulic with infinite settings through a 120° range
Max. Horizontal Spread Straw up to 50 ft. (15.24 m)
Loader, Conveyor, Defector, Squeeze loader, and Slug Bar
-1 Hydraulic Remote with Electric over Hydraulic Finger Tip Controls
Bale Conveyor Speed - Conveyor speed control valve
Slug bar - Hydraulic adjustment with infinite adjustment
Deflector Position Setting - Hydraulic with split deflector
PTO Horsepower Required 90 hp (67.1 kw) minimum
PTO Type 1000 RPM, 1-3/8 in. (3.49 cm) diameter shaft with 21 splines.
Min. Tractor Hydraulic Output 8 gpm at 1500 psi (30.3 lpm X 10,345 kPa)
Hydraulic Remote Controls (1) Double-Acting Control Valve with Quick Coupler Outlets
Tractor Weight Must be of equal or greater weight than that of a 2800 APB with 2 bales
SMV Sign Standard equipment
Road Lights Standard equipment