1997 - Volume #21, Issue #6, Page #13[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
No Hydraulics Hay Hauler Dumps In Seconds
Cook Farm Supply's "Flipper" hay trailer is 32 ft. long and holds six 4, 5 or 6-ft. dia. bales in a single row. You load it with a standard front end loader with a tractor of at least 32 hp.
The hauler pivots at two points - the trailer ball and the other next to the left back tire under the axle. A lever dumps the bales.
The lever releases a catch on the pivot point on the rear axle. The bale deck only has to be tilted slightly more than 1 in. past center for the weight of the bales to take over and dump the load. Takes 1 to 3 seconds, Cook notes.
"Since the bales are pushed together when they're loaded and ride only about 18 in. off the ground, it dumps all of them together in a straight, tight row for storage," he notes. "Then you simply use a second lever to tip the deck back into position, secure it with the lever and latch and go get another load."
The new-style trailers come with either a single 8,000-lb. axle or a double 6,000-lb. axle, fitted with standard 750 by 16-in. 10-ply tires, and are available in both gooseneck and bumper pull models. Prices start at $1,950.
Brakes are available.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Cook Farm Supply, Highway 96 West, Altamont, Kan. 67330 (ph 316 784-5750).
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