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Simple New "Tube Wrap" Design
It doesn't work as fast as commercial tube wrappers, but it's a lot less expensive, says the inventor of this low-cost continuous tube wrapper for round bales.
The 3-pt. mounted wrapper eliminates the need for a separate bale cradle, engine, pumps, hydraulic cylinders, axle, and tires used on conventional tube wrappers. In-stead, a front-end loader is used to hold the bale in place as you drive the tractor-mounted wrapper ahead. The wrapper itself is powered by a hydraulic motor that runs on tractor hydraulics. The unit swings be-hind the tractor for transport.
Inventor Michael Laver says his prototype bale tube wrapper is practical for farmers who wrap up to 2,500 bales per year. "It will sell for about $6,800 compared to $20,000 for commercial tube bale wrappers," he notes.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Michael Laver, 90 Millers St., Dannevirke, New Zealand (ph 64 2 554 8554; fax 06 374 6127).

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1997 - Volume #21, Issue #4