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"Gentle" Bale Handler Great For Wrapped Bales
Bringing wrapped bales in from the field without piercing the plastic can be a bit of problem, particularly if you're in a hurry.
Mike Malone, owner of Malone Engineering, County Mayo, Ireland, figured there had to be a way to get the job done without risking the feed wrapped inside. The result is his "over the top" four-bale transporter.
It consists of a tunnel frame that's open on the bottom and at the back and front. All bale-handling surfaces are rounded so there's no chance of ripping or piercing the plastic.
Hydraulic lifts on the wheels lower the bale hauler to ground to pick up bales. The hydraulic-controlled tongue swings unit out from behind the tractor. "You can load bales at either end of the tunnel," says Malone. "If a bale is dropped off near a fence where you can't get to it by driving forward, you can pick it up by backing the transporter over it."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Michael Malone, Malone Engineering, Ballyglass, Claremorris, Co. Mayo, Ireland (ph/fax 094-60500; Website: www.malo ne-engineering.com).

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2001 - Volume #25, Issue #3