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No Hydraulic 3-Pt Clamp Fork For Bales
"It's the only bale clamp that works without hydraulics," says farmer-inventor Mel Kuehn, Aitkin, Minn., whose 3-pt. mounted "Kuehn Klamp" is designed to automatically grab tightly onto round bales as the 3-pt.'s lifting action activates its clamping mechanism, automatically pulling the two lift arms together. Kuehn says his auto clamp eliminates the need for a hydraulic outlet when the hydraulic outlets are needed for the front-end loader and makes it easier to mount and dismount the bale clamp. "It works a lot better than a conventional bale fork because it keeps the bale from falling off and you don't need to get so much elevation for loading and unloading bales thanks to the clamping action. If you add two pins to the ends of the clamp arms, you can use it to unroll bales on the ground," says Kuehn, noting that he's personally tested the bale clamp on more than 5,000 bales.
The Kuehn Klamp also mounts on any front-end loader. To use up front you have to equip it with a standard 8-in. hydraulic cylinder.
The Kuehn Klamp sells for less than $400.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Kuehn And Kompany, Rt. 3, Box 272, Aitkin, Minn. 56431 (ph 218 927-3260).

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1987 - Volume #11, Issue #4