Bale Splitter
Bale Splitter with GoPro

The Maxilator Bale Splitter was designed for the modern American farmer. Our Bale Splitter will allow you to easily slice through round bales up to 6×6 with a standard skid steer or tractor.

With our Patent Pending wrap retention mechanism, a single operator can retain the bale’s plastic wrap, net wrap, twine, or any other covering and release it independently from the bale’s contents. Our splitter cuts with enough force to cut through hay, silage, and even cornstalks.


Our Patent-Pending Wrap Retention Mechanism uses a simple but clever geometry to reliably capture any wrap on all common round bales. A series of hooks penetrates and holds a thin outer layer of the bale. This uses the bundled material to spread the load, eliminating any manual alignment or wrap tears. The mechanism is simple, reliable, and uses just one small hydraulic ram. Hooks can be replaced individually and the entire cartridge design is removable for easy service and cleaning.

With the Maxilator Bale Splitter, you can be sure that your wrap will be split evenly and held securely out of your mixing equipment or livestock’s digestive systems.

Maxilator equipment is designed for the American Farmer. We build ‘em strong, and we build them to keep working when the job gets tough. In the event of damage or accidents, the Maxilator Bale Splitter is modular and components can be easily replaced. Blade teeth, blade assemblies, and even the bale retention system are sold as replacement parts and designed to be user-serviced.


• Mount on skid steer, loader or telehandler
• Easily ration bales by splitting them in half
• Retains plastic wrap and netting
• Pre-process bales for mixers
• Reduces grinding time by up to 50%, reducing wear and tear on your equipment


Save Up to 50% Processing Time

  • Saves Labor, Time, And Helps Your Mixer Last Longer
  • Grab Bale, Energize The Wrap-Retention Mechanism, Transport, Slice, And Then Discard The Wrap, All Remotely
  • Mixer Processing Time Is Cut In Half With A Split Bale
  • No Aligning The Bale, Simplifying Processing
  • Automatic Removal Of Any Wrap through A Patent Pending Proprietary Mechanism


  • Fully Remote Operation
  • Operator Does Not Have To Get On & Off Machine To Cut Or Remove Wrap
  • Removes Covering To Prevent Possible Ingestion and Subsequent Loss Of Livestock

Versatile & Durable

  • Skid-Steer Mount – Attaches With Skid Steer Adapter
  • Splits Dry Hay, Haylage, Cornstalk, And Silage Round Bales
  • Cuts 4×4, 4×5, 4×6, 5×5, and 5×6 Round Bales With Ease
  • Use Cornstalk As Filler For Livestock
  • Use Cornstalk As Bedding During Colder Seasons
  • No Tines Allows For Operation In Smaller Places
  • Bales Can Be Wrapped In Anything – Plastic Wrap, Net Wrap, Combined Wrap, And Twine
  • Coating Is Durable, Resisting Water Penetration And UV Breakdown
  • Provides Better Rust Prevention

Industry Leader

  • Easy Handling, Maintenance & Repair
  • Lightweight Design Keeps Bale Against Your Machine For Better Balance
  • Modular Components Allow For Straightforward Replacements Including Blade Teeth And Blade Assemblies
  • Clever Engineering Ensures An Even Cut Through 4’, 5’, And 6’ Diameter Bales