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Bale Train Transports 10 Big Bales At A Time
Brian Haubrich built a three-car train of bale carriers that carries 10 bales total. He can attach or detach trailing cars as needed.
  Haubrich built his trailers, a 4-bale and two 3-bale units, largely from worn out equipment on the farm. Some of it was what sparked him to build them in the first place.
"I throw something in the junk pile, and then every time I walk past, I wonder what I can use it for," says Haubrich. "I had taken the header off a 26-ft. pull-type swather and made a draper head from it. I realized the back beam was long enough for 4 bales."
One of the 3-bale trailers was based on the hitch of the swather and the second is built on the wing beam from a large harrow. Various pieces of steel tubing, flat steel and other parts filled in the rest of the trailers. Bale cradles were fashioned out of 3 by 2-in. tubing. Cylinders came from the harrow and an air seeder. One exception to the use of recycled parts was the wheels.
"I bought the heaviest spindles I could find. They are rated at 6,000 lbs. each," says Haubrich. "The spindles are mounted in heavy pipe that is welded into 1/4-in., 3 by 2 tubing. They are as solid and strong as any could be."
To tip all the bales from a trailer at one time, the cradles are attached to a beam that is lifted hydraulically.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Brian Haubrich, P.O. Box 21, Glen Bain, Sask., Canada S0N 0X0 (ph 306 264-3809).

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2009 - Volume #33, Issue #6