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3-Pt Carrier Totes 4 Big Bales At Once
We've seen the development of single bale 3-pt. mounted round bale carriers, double bale carriers and, just last year, a triple big bale carrier which showed up in France. But this new 3-pt. mounted carrier, built in Scotland, beats them all. The rear-mounted, lightweight carrier will handle as many as 4 big bales at once, safely balancing two bales over the rear tractor wheels and two down close to the ground.
Developed by Adams Wagons, Ltd., Peterhead, Scotland, the bale carrier consists of two forks, one above the other. The top fork is on a tilting arm and, when in the lowered position, sticks out beyond the lower fork. This upper fork has 6 prongs, three on a side, and each set of prongs is used to stick a bale. Once it's loaded with two bales or even just one the fork is raised hydraulically to its upright position, and tucked back up against the tractor cab just above the rear tractor wheels. Then the two sets of prongs on the lower big bale fork are loaded by backing into two more bales. The lower bales are then lifted and carried close to the ground.
"The top bales are forward enough to maintain stability. It'll handle 4, 5 or 6-ft. dia. bales with a 100 hp. tractor or less," says Gordon Gillespie, Adams' representative, noting that it can also be used to carry just one, two or three bales. The 4-bale fork sells for $1,012.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Adams Wagons Ltd., Old Deer, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland AB4 8LJ (ph 07712 2902).

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1984 - Volume #8, Issue #5