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“Hay Handles” Make Bales Easy To Carry
You can pick up and carry wire or twine-tied small square bales easily with Hand Saver Hay Handles. Developed by Lynn R. Nesbitt, the Hay Handles grab bale ties with a comfortable grip for short transports.
  “These aren’t meant to replace sharp bale hooks for use at harvest, but they work great moving a bale to a horse stall or similar short transports throughout the year,” says Nesbitt. “They are safe, simple and lightweight.”
  Nesbitt has a patent pending on the Hay Handles. After applying for it, he discovered it is the first patent applied for for handling small squares since about 1900. That one had sharp hooks that dig into the bale.
  Nesbitt has shared several sets of Hay Handles with large hay producers he knows. So far, feedback has been positive.
  “We are making them by hand at this point, but may be close to finding a firm to make them in quantity,” he says.
  The Hay Handles have 4 1/2-in. long hand grips fashioned from wood dowels that mount between aluminum arms on 1/4-in. all thread axles. The arms, with their recessed jaws to grab the bale ties, are also reinforced with 1/4-in. all-thread rod.
  “The hand grips and arms are basically unbreakable,” says Nesbitt.
  The handmade Hand Saver Hay Handles are currently priced at $14.95 per pair, plus shipping and handling.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Lynn R. Nesbitt, M.D., 468 FM 1287, Graham, Texas 76450 (ph 940 550-4700; nestar4041@yahoo.com).

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2015 - Volume #39, Issue #3