Bale Buddy Manufacturing, Inc.

(580) 504-0777

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This system was built and designed by cowboys trying to stay warm and dry in the winter. We feed cows from the cab of our pickup.

The Industry's Premier Bale Feeder

Feed your cattle efficiently with a revolutionary bale feeder from the Bale Buddy farm equipment company in Ardmore, OK. This product is built to last and be maintenance free. You can't match its versatility and price.

The BIG BALE FLAKER™ is the first bale feeder of its kind. It is an all-electric, completely remote control method of feeding big square bales of hay from the safety and comfort of the cab of your pickup or tractor. It fits on any flatbed truck or trailer and will feed any size large square bale.

The BIG BALE FLAKER™ is a complete feeding system, which utilizes the 12-volt system in your truck or tractor as the only power source it requires. It consists of the base unit, commonly referred to as the Bale Flaker. This is the unit that feeds the bale. It uses a 5000-pound electric winch to propel the bale to the edge of the bed, where the "Flaker Assist" then flakes the hay off.

The "Flaker Assist" can also be used the stablize loose hay such as Bermuda, Sudan, or Wheat not allowing it to have a domino effect. The "Flaker Assist" and the safety arm also lock into place enable you to feed a portion of the bale and take the remainder to another location.

The Cutting Process

Depending on the type and condition of the bale, the BIG BALE FLAKER™ will flake off hay 1 to 2 flakes at a time of any type hay even the tightest bales 1 to 2 flakes at a time. The BIG BALE FLAKER™ can be positioned where it won't interfere with a gooseneck trailer or cube feeder.

For those producers who need to take more than one bale at a time, the reloading unit allows you to carry anywhere from 2 to 6 bales at a time. It is of the same design, except for a second winch, which propels a bale onto the "Bale Flaker". The popular 2 bale and 3 bale units will fit on most pickup beds.

The BIG BALE FLAKER™ is a safe, economical, bale feeding system that saves time and labor. It turns a 2-man operation into a 1-man job. Anyone who can drive a pickup can feed hay with this system. By flaking the hay, it allows you to spread hay over large areas, which minimize loss. Since it was designed in a simple manner, it is practically maintenance free. No other piece of equipment can match its capabilities, capacity, or price.

  • The BIG BALE FLAKER™ makes it possible for one person to feed the big square bales of hay from the comfort and safety of the cab of their pickup.
  • The BIG BALE FLAKER™ is equipped with a safety arm feature, which allows the user to feed a portion of a bale of hay and take remainder to another location. 
  • The "Flaker Assist" makes it possible to feed the big square bales of hay one or more flakes at a time.
  • The BIG BALE FLAKER™ is winch-motorized and can be operated from the safety and convenience of the cab of a pickup.
  • The most appealing characteristic of this system is its simplicity. If you can drive a pickup, you can feed a big square bale of hay using the BIG BALE FLAKER™.
  • John Sparks (580) 504-0777 or (580) 868-3330
  • Todd Whatley (580) 504-5564

Take the hassle out of feeding cattle.
(580) 504-0777


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bale of hay being flaked


Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

(580) 504-0777

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The United States