Peel Forest Estate in South Canterbury is an intensive deer stud with 9 full-time employees and they needed a reliable Silage Wagon that could carry 11 Tonne loads without issues. A Hustler Silage Wagon fulfilled the main criteria of Reliability, Quality and Value for money, and here is what they think of it after one month of putting it to work.
It’s a long way back to the Silage Pit
Mark explains that with the Hustler SF1500 Silage Wagon, they can feed 3-4 mobs at once, saving about 2 hours a day. “It’s not just the time savings”, Mark adds “it’s also the tractor having to go up an down the road less”, saving on fuel and maintenance costs.
AllFarm Engineering, their local Hustler dealer helped with finding the right machine for the job. The requirements were reliability, high quality and a fair price. The Hustler SF1500 ticked all the boxes. “It’s robust, solid and well built. It’s going to be very hard for us to break it” he notes. The main body and feeder section is fabricated with steel plates delivering the highest strength to weight ratio on the market. The heavy-duty steel floor is fully welded to withstand any kind of impact.
Due to the high-intensity farming environment and the fact that the wagon is running at full capacity each time, Peel Forest decided to upgrade the standard wheels on the SF1500 wagon “blow outs in the middle of winter are the worst thing that can happen. Changing a tyre in the mud on a cold day is the last thing you want to be doing.” With the wheel upgrade they don’t risk any tyres blowing up and the wagon simply can’t be overloaded. Mike notes that the standard wheels “would have handled the load anyway”, however this way they added more ground clearance and adjusted the machine to their needs.
“I’d recommend Hustler”
“If someone asked me, I’d recommend a Hustler.”
Mark is happy with the machine and the fact they chose Hustler. A good brand, that for him reflects quality and reliability.