There’s a New Name In The Bale Feeder Game

Published on Tue, 07/05/2016 - 11:16am

Central Welding Company (CWC), primarily known for heavy duty bale spikes and forks proudly introduces a new line of affordable bale feeders, made with same quality and functionality their existing products are known for. Available in sizes ranging from 7' x 7' to 8' x 24' and prices starting under a thousand dollars. These heavy duty bale feeders will accommodate all sizes of round and large square bales. CWC also solved one of the biggest issues with skid style bale feeders; moving them. By integrating fork slots in the frame of the feeders, now you can simply insert your pallet forks or two prong bale spear and lift the feeder with ease.
A simple slant bar and cradle system ensures that your bales stay centered and cattle keep their heads in the feeder while eating. The added top boards keep cows from reaching over the top, pulling hay out and dropping it on the ground. “The typical bale ring still has its place, that’s certain. But, when you’re looking for hay conservation, practicality, durability, and value; it’s just not applicable,” says Jerod Fricke, vice president of CWC.
A solid welded structural square tube frame sets this feeder apart from most competitors. “A lot of the bale feeders you see are constructed with surplus, or oil field tube and pipe. The quickest and most economical way to construct them is to basically smash the ends of the pipe where weld joints occur. It may be the quickest and easiest, but it certainly isn’t the strongest,” says Jerod.
He went on to elaborate, “Smashing the ends of the pipe does two things: one, it creates a weak point where the pipe has been smashed, and two, it cuts the amount of weld holding the piece in place nearly in half.” CWC’s main frames are constructed with mitered joints and fully welded. The bale cradles are made from solid round bar, three quarters of an inch in diameter, and the same two inch square tubing the main frame is made from, makes up the rails that hold the bale off of the ground.
CWC is offering options including: bunk floors, silage inserts, a gated end to make loading with a three-point or truck-mounted spear possible, a metal roof, and even a wagon option for the larger feeders. CWC is also in the design stages of an equestrian and horned cattle model.
“I spent the last two years essentially bugging the heck out of every cattle producer I could find, to help give me insight into what they liked and didn’t like about the feeders they currently had. In addition, I also spent countless hours on the tailgate of my pickup watching cattle eat hay. And yes, that’s about as much fun as it sounds. But, it gave me an incredible amount of information going into the design stages of this product,” says Fricke.
Central Welding Company is a family owned and operated business, located in West Central Illinois. CWC offers high-quality hay handling and now feeding equipment to the North American market, as well as job shop and repair services locally, primarily to the agricultural industry.
At CWC, customer satisfaction is a priority. CWC strives to make durable equipment you can count on day in, day out. With a rich agricultural background, the team at Central Welding Company understands that a failed piece of equipment can take precious time from an already pressing schedule. If you would like more information about this or other CWC products, please contact Jerod Fricke at (217)457-2354 or email at Or visit their website at