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McHale Bale Slicer Made In Ireland
Lynn Krick, Hamburg, Penn.: Lynn's impressed with his 1995 3-pt. mounted McHale bale slicer made in Ireland (distributed by The Lely Corp., Box 1060, Wilson, N.C. 27894 ph 800 334-2763 or 919 291-7050). "I use it to slice wrapped round silage bales to feed in our stanchion barn. It works great for cutting the bale in half and then into quarters. We also use it to cut straw bales. The only thing that it won't cut easily is bean stalks. The slicer is simple to use since it just has a single cylinder that pushes a cutting edge through the bale.

    "My worst buy is my 1990 NuHawk 350 flail manure spreader. The first year the starter flails flew off. The dealer got us new ones but they lasted only a few month, too. The dealer then got hardened ones from the company. The next problem was that the drive shaft snapped. The dealer had to install a new rotor. The company told us they knew they had a bad batch of rotors in which the shafts could snap, but they thought they had gotten rid of them. I guess they were wrong."

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1998 - Volume #22, Issue #1