1984 - Volume #8, Issue #3, Page #28[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New Life Saver Baler Unplugger
"Hundreds of farmers have been killed or badly injured since big balers went into widespread use in the 1970's and it's still happening," says Gerald Johnson, whose company, Johnson Mfg., has introduced a new hydraulically-operated "unplugger" for big round balers with compression-type feeder rollers. Called Quick-Clean, it consists of a hydraulically-operated scraper the length of the rollers that mounts above the pickup and rollers. When there is a plug-up, the operator lets the rollers keep running. He simply activates a control lever and the unplugger goes to work. The scraper pushes into the rollers, forcing some of the stubborn material through, and cutting some of it off with its blunt metal edge.
"We've tested it on most everything that can plug a baler, including bones, sticks, rocks and metal. It takes just seconds for the device to clear most plug-ups and you can operate it right from the tractor seat," says Johnson.
The Quick-Clean bolts easily to most big round balers and comes complete with hydraulic cylinder and hoses. Sells for $590.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Johnson Mfg., Kulm, N. Dak. 58456 (ph 701 647-2300, or 647-2426).
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