1997 - Volume #21, Issue #6, Page #04[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
3-Pt High-Lift Bale Spear
The rig can also be equipped with a lift boom or forks.
"It lifts bales much higher than a conventional 3-pt. bale spear and keeps them level. It's fitted with a 3 1/2 by 24-in. hydraulic cylinder that leverages the spear up higher as the 3-pt. is raised," says inventor Chuck Merritt, Moultrie, Ga. "Maximum weight capacity is 4,500 lbs., and maximum lift height is 9 1/2 ft. It can lift 4 by 5-ft. bales three high and 5 by 6-ft. bales two high. The boom that the spear bolts onto keeps the bale perfectly level all the way to its stacking position.
"I got the idea when I built a new shed for storing bales. I had a lot of wasted space because my front-end loader was able to stack my 4 by 5-ft. bales only two high. I didn't want to spend the money for a new loader.
Another advantage is that my 3-pt. bale lifter is easier to mount than a loader.
Sells for $1,050 plus S&H.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, M & H Metal Works, Inc., 976 Ga. Hwy. 33 South, Moultrie, Ga. 31768 (ph 912 985-7705 or 912 769-3702).
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