The McHale RS4 bale splitter and wrap retainer is a versatile solution for farmers who want to feed round bales efficiently

The RS4 can split the bale, dispense the fodder at the feed area, retain the plastic and net wrap and release it at the recycling area.

The McHale RS4 bale splitter is a versatile machine, which can be used to remove the bale from the stack and transport it to the feeding site while retaining the net wrap and plastic.

This means the farmer can perform all required tasks with the McHale RS4 without ever having to leave the safety or comfort of the tractor cab.

The McHale RS4 is a simple machine; one spool simultaneously controls the knife and gripper arms. When the knife is moved to its highest point, the gripper arms move to their outermost position, to either facilitate bale loading or plastic and net release, after the fodder is dispensed.

Why McHale?

McHale’s core business focuses on the creation of high output balers and bale wrappers for the production of baled silage, haylage, hay and straw.


Transport length (knife down)

2.25 m - 7’ 5”

Transport width (tines retracted)

1.42 m - 4’ 8”

Total height (knife up)

2.35 m - 7’ 9”

Total height (knife down)

0.84 m - 2’ 11”


375 kg - 826 lbs


One double acting service

Minimum hydraulic pressure

150 bar - 2,175 P.S.I

Maximum hydraulic pressure

200 bar - 2,900 P.S.I

Minimum hydraulic flow

10 ltr/min - 2.2 gal/min

Maximum bale weight

1200 kg - 2,646 lbs