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Bale Loader Equipped With "Push Off" Arm
"It's a simple addition to a bale loader that makes it easier to stack bales and drop them into feeders," says Larry Runyon, Hillsboro, Iowa, about the bale loader he built that's equipped with a hydraulic-operated steel push-off arm.
  The bale loader is equipped with a pair of 5-ft. long forks that slide under the bale. The 4-ft. long push-off arm is operated by a big steel cylinder (the hoist off an old flare box wagon). In the retracted position the arm is straight down.
  "It works great on a front-end loader for stacking bales," says Runyon. "We had been using a loader equipped with forks to stack bales three high in the barn, but it couldn't always reach quite high enough to tilt the bale off and there was always the danger that the bale could roll back onto the loader arms. The push-off arm on our bale loader adds just enough extra śreach' to stack bales three high. However, we usually use it on the 3-pt. of our Allis-Chalmers tractor to load bales into feeder rings. All it cost to build was our time and effort and some welder wire."
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Larry Runyon, Box 1, Hillsboro, Iowa 52630 (ph 319 253-4105).

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2000 - Volume #24, Issue #4