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Home-Built Trailer Hauls 18 Bales
An Iowa farmer came up with an easy-tobuild design for a large bale hauling trailer that lets him bring as many as 18 bales home from the field at a time.
What makes the trailer unique is that it's built so low to the ground. Unlike many flat bed bale haulers, bales can be placed onto it with a 3-pt. mounted bale spear.
The gooseneck trailer has a hitch and jack stand up front that came off a row crop planter. The dual wheeled axle and differential came off a truck.
Dennis Neubauer, Radcliffe, Iowa, simply ran a large 5 by 5-in. piece of square tubing through the center of the truck differential. He removed the internal gears and welded a piece of heavy plate steel to either side of it to securely hold the tubing in place.
Then he simply constructed rectangular bale carrying frames out of 2 by 4 steel tubing and suspended the frames from the bottom of the center tube. Each frame holds a pair of bales. Bales are held only about 1 1/ 2 ft. off the ground, except for the ones over the wheels.
To haul 18 bales, Neubauer stacks on a second tier.
The solid, heavily built trailer cost just a fraction of a commercial-built unit yet works beter than anything he could find on the market, notes Neubauer.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Dennis Neubauer, 31491 Co. Hwy D65, Radcliffe, Iowa 50230 (ph 515 893-2320).

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1997 - Volume #21, Issue #3