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Altec Bale Unwinders and Spreaders
A variable time-saving addition to your farming operation

In 1990 on their farm, Michel and Pierre Calvet began to manufacture bale grabs for wrapped silage bales as the process of wrapping bales was just starting. Located in an area with a large number of cattle farms gave them an instant market for their high quality products.

 

As the number of farms using round silage bales grew, a request came for a machine to unwind the round bales to feed to the cattle and in 1993, the first DR160 round bale unwinder was sold.

 

In 1995, after more consultation with their farmers/customers, it was discovered that some of them were also using the Altec to spread straw. There were already good straw spreaders on the market, so the question was, why use the Altec? It was because the Altec could spread straw silently, without dust and stone ejection and that the machine did not frighten the animals. A request came for a straw spreader option and the “lateral” spreader was developed, as well as the twin “radial” spreaders which can spread straw up to 15 or even 20 feet (4.5 - 6m). The demand for Altec straw spreaders grew rapidly because they were quieter and did not shred the straw, resulting in a healthier atmosphere for the animals and the farmer. More than 8000 in use since 1993.

 

By 1996, large square bales were becoming popular and Altec made the DR120 that can unwind and spread both round and square bales.

Put Altec’s expertise in bale unwinding to work on your farm today.

altec  DR160S - LRSQ

Unwinds large round bales, max. 5’ x 6’ (1.2 x 1.8m) to feed small square baler

  • With the speed and convenience that round bales can be made, many farmers are using round bales to get the hay off the field. Later when time permits they are turning the round bales into square bales. The growing market for small square bales for farmers has created this market. The Altec DR160S Bale Unwinder is a valuable tool in the conversion.
  • Hydraulically-driven machine sits in front of the pick up of a square baler and is operated hydraulically from the tractor. Bale unwinder control features forward and reverse with speed control.
  • Self-adjustable bottom. The drive chains tension changes according to the actual weight of the bale as it unwinds.
  • Standard: Cat. II 3-point hitch with offset mount for moving the machine or for use as right-hand side discharge for standard bale unwinding.
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DR160S-LRSQ for 48” wide bales
DR160S-LRSQ for 60” wide bales

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* Can also be used as a standard right hand discharge model.

My Altec 160S unwinder, I can round bale my hay, then can put it in the barn. With my unwinder, we can square bale, load on the trailer and off the trailer as needed. It saves time, labour and stays fresher.
Fred Boyd
Boyd Ranch, Summit City, MS

Altec has the largest range of bale handling equipment of any manufacturer worldwide. Let us know your requirements

altec  DR160S

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DR160SR-F showing rear discharge

Optional axial straw spreader.

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DR160SR-F allows for right hand or rear discharge with offset 3 point hitch.

  • Right-hand or rear discharge
  • Cat. II 3-point hitch
  • Hydraulic drive - no PTO!
  • All Altec unwinders are fitted with a self-adjustable bottom. The chains tension changes according to the actual weight of the bales as it unwinds.
  • Can be used to unwind hay and wrapped silage bales to feed cattle
  • Handles bales up to 1000kg, max. 5’ x 6’ (1.2 x 1.8m)
  • Altec DR160SR-F Lateral unwinds hay, wrapped hay bales and allows for discharge of material from back of machine or right hand discharge with offset 3-point hitch.
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Options for DR160S

  • Self loading arm loads bales instantly
  • Lateral rotary spreader for spreading straw
  • Axial straw spreader

DR160S for  48” wide bales
DR160S for  60” wide bales
DR160SR-F for  48” wide bales
DR160SR-F for  60” wide bales

The Altec DR 160S is ideal for spreading mulch straw or hay in vineyards and orchards

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altec  DR160A

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Altec DR160A with loader arm, unwinding hay. Can also spread straw.

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Unwinding Silage Bales

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Spreading with optional lateral spreader spreads straw up to 7 Metres away.

  • All Altec unwinders are fitted with a self-adjustable bottom. The chains tension changes according to the actual weight of the bales as it unwinds.
  • Right-hand discharge
  • Cat. II 3-point hitch
  • Hydraulic drive - no PTO!
  • Self loading arm loads bales instantly
  • Can be used to unwind hay and wrapped silage bales to feed cattle
  • Handles bales up to 1000kg, max. 5’ x 6’ (1.2 x 1.8m)
  • Altec DR160A Lateral spreads straw evenly with rotating spreader. hydraulically operated will spread straw up to 10’ (3m). The lateral spreader works without chopping the straw, with a minimum of dust and without dangerous stone ejection. The length of the straw is preserved giving suppleness to the bedding. When not in use the straw spreader folds easily to the side allowing for hay distribution.
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Optional conveyer belt

  • 191⁄2” in length (0.5m)
  • manually or hydraulically operated for folding out of the way.  The extension required is a 2’ by 3’ feed bunker is in place.

DR160A for  48” wide bales
DR160A for  60” wide bales

DR160A lateral for  48” wide bales
DR160A lateral for  60” wide bales

Options for DR160A

  • Lateral straw spreader
  • Axial straw spreader
  • Extended conveyer belt for bunker feeding
  • Hydraulic adjustment of loader arm

Optional hydraulic loader arm adjustment.

Optional conveyor belt for bunker feeding.

Loader arm in down position.

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WARNING
When the operator will load a bale from the wagon, it is absolutely necessary that there is room enough to place the open arm alongside the bale. When the loading arm is open, if it touches other bales, that could damage it.

Feeding or spreading more than one bale?  Mount the all hydraulicly powered Altec DR160A on the loader arms of your tractor to take multiple bales from a drawbar trailer.  Tow the trailer to where the bales are needed, then use the Altec's self loader arm to feed the Unwinder.

altec  DR160PA

Similar to the DR160S yet has a built in turntable giving a 180” of rotation. This allows for left, right or rear distribution of material.

  • Right, left or rear discharge
  • Cat. II 3-point hitch
  • Hydraulic drive - no PTO!
  • Self loading arm loads bales instantly
  • All Altec unwinders are fitted with a self-adjustable bottom. The chains tension changes according to the actual weight of the bales as it unwinds.
  • Can be used to unwind hay and wrapped silage bales to feed cattle
  • Handles bales up to 1000kg, max. 5’ x 6’ (1.2 x 1.8m)
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Front mount capable

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Rear discharge

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Optional Hydraulic swing

DR160PA for 48” wide bales
DR160PA for 60” wide bales

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Side discharge / lateral straw speader

Options for DR160P: Hydraulic swinging mechanism, Mounting for telescopic handler, Lateral straw spreader, Axial straw spreader

altec  DT120

For Spreading and Distributing Large Square Bales

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  • For large square bales up to 4’ x 4’ x 8’ (1.2 x 1.2 x 2.4m) long, and round bales max. 4’ x 6’ (1.2 x 1.8m)
  • For mounting onto a 3-point hitch for tractor or telescopic loaders
  • Supple and well-ventilated bedding allows for real savings of straw.
  • Provides dust free spreading without stone ejection.
  • Does not clump the straw.
  • Preserves the length of the straw for better bedding for the animals.
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DT120 is able to unload large square or round bales with ease.

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DT120 without optional axial straw spreaders.

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DT120 with optional axial straw spreader.

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DT120 for 48” wide bales
DT120 Axial for 48” wide bales

Options for DT120: Axial (radial) straw spreader to spread straw up to 16.25 - 19.5’ (5 - 6m) wide

The Altec DT-120 is ideal for spreading straw in poulty barns.

TD-120 POULTRY BARN STRAW SPREADER

All the advantages of dust free straw spreading.

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BENEFITS

  • Limited maintenance, simple design, low power requirements
  • Quicker and more efficient than hand spreading
  • Axial spreaders ensure uniform placement of straw up to 19.5' wideStraw is spread virtually dust free without the possibility of ejecting stones ensuring safety for user and animals
  • Well ventilated bedding allows for real savings in straw
  • The picker rollers with retractable fingers pull the compacted straw, which regains all its volume before being spread by the axial discs
  • Versatile machine able to handle large square bales as well as round bales
  • More comfortable livestock translates to higher production and increased profits

FEATURES

  • Draw bar attaches to lower links of Cat. II 3 point hitch for tractor attachment
  • Poultry spreader has lower stance and features protected wheels for extra stability
  • All hydraulic powered, from only one set of remotes, no PTO needed
  • The picker rollers rotate at constant speed while the conveyor forward speed can be adjusted using the manual flow valve
  • Recommended for tractors capable of 8 - 10 gpm hydraulic flow

DIMENSIONS

  • Length: 5060mm (199 inches), Width: 2030mm (80 inches)
    Height: 2130mm (84 inches)
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  • Spreads straw quickly with less dust up to 19.5' wide in one pass
  • Can accomodate large square bales up to 4' x 4' x 8' and 4' wide round bales
  • Axial spreaders ensure straw is well ventilated and evenly spread
 
 

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