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Round Bale Hay Tool
I'm sending along a couple ideas that have made farming a lot easier for me. My round bale hay tool for unrolling round bales consists of a steel rod with attachments welded to it. There's a hammer for breaking ice on bale twines. A knife made from a sickle section cuts the twine. And a hook made from a short metal rod helps get the bale started once the twine's cut. The ring on the handle makes it easy to hang on the tractor.
I made my first "no hassle" tractor screens 11 years ago. I use them when operating a pull-type combine. They consist of wood frames, covered with mesh screen, that mount over the radiator grilles. If there's enough wind to blow chaff from the back of the combine to the front of the tractor, then there's enough wind to blow the screen clean. If there's no wind, the screen stays clear of chaff. Since we starting using the screens, we pay little attention to the radiator. I got the idea from an older self-propelled combine that had a screen that stuck up from the motor and was kept clean by wind. (Henry Daku, Box 51, Kipling, Sask. S0G 2S0 Canada)

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1990 - Volume #14, Issue #2