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Bale Spear Gaurd
This bale spear guard is covers the point on a 3-pt. bale spear and also makes it more visible so no one will run into it and get hurt. The guard simply slides over the spear. I came up with this idea after a 10-year-old boy we know was playing tag at another farm family's home and accidentally ran into a bale spear. The boy had to have reconstructive surgery and almost lost the use of his eye.
  The bale guard is made from a length of 3-in. dia. PVC pipe, with a PVC cap glued onto one end and a reflector attached to it. I-bolts with bungee cords fasten near the ends of the pipe so I can strap it to the 3-pt. when the spear is in use. (Jessica Ratliff, 1243 710th Ave., Eddyville, Ind. 52553 ph 641969-4911; E-mail: rattliff@kdsi.net)

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2002 - Volume #26, Issue #1