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Loader-Mounted Big Bale "Grab" Releases Bales One At A Time
"It's the best piece of equipment on the market for handling big square bales," says Rick Lussier, PhiBer Mfg., Crystal City, Manitoba.
  The company's bale "grab" consists of three separate sets of teeth. Electric/hydraulic controls allow each section to be operated independently so you can pick up one bale at a time without releasing the bale or bales you've already picked up. It picks up bales on the ground and stacks them either horizontally or vertically.
  "For winter feeding you can retrieve up to 3 bales at a time from your stack or shed and drive to your feed yard, then cut the strings on the bales and release them one at a time into different feeders or a TMR mixer. "Rounded teeth ends allow the bale teeth to roll off the bale strings, which reduces twine breakage," says Lussier.
  "We offer models that can pick up three 3 by 3 by 8 bales, three 3 by 4 by 8 midsize bales, or two 4 by 4 by 8 bales. We recommend using at least a 100 hp front wheel assist tractor to handle three mid-size bales and a 150 hp front wheel assist tractor to handle two 4 by 4-ft. bales. We also offer a model for 70 hp tractors that can handle two 1/2-ton bales."
  The various models sell for $2,495 to $4,995 (U.S.)
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, PhiBer Mfg., Inc., Box 58, Crystal City, Manitoba, Canada R0K 0N0 ph 204 873-2448; fax 2473).

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1999 - Volume #23, Issue #2