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“Lickety-Split” Hauler Handles Round, Square Bales
“Our new Lickety-Split Hay Hauler is equipped with two side-by-side, spring-loaded cradles that can haul up to 18 round or 10 big square bales at a time. Cradle width, and the distance between the two cradles, can be easily adjusted to accommodate various sizes of round or big square bales, while maintaining minimal overall transport width,” says E-Z Trail, Inc., Arthur, Ill.
  The patent-pending hay hauler measures 37 ft. long and requires no hydraulics or electronics. It’s available in 2 models: a gooseneck model with tandem axles, and a pull-type, 4-wheel-steer model with a pair of single axles.
  After dumping a load, the cradles automatically spring back to the latch position. The width of each cradle, and the spacing between cradles, can be quickly adjusted by using an impact wrench. The 2 rows of bales are dumped independently by flipping a lever.
  Each cradle consists of 2 adjustable rails made from 4 by 6 rectangular tubing mounted at an angle. Threaded metal rods run through lengths of slotted tubing that extend across the rails. The rods have left hand threads at one end and right hand threads at the other end, and there’s a big nut welded onto one end of each rod. Rotating the rod spreads the rails or moves them closer together.
  “It has a simple design and is built lightweight but strong. You can load bales either from the side or rear,” says the company. “The rails are suspended in the air, which lets you load bales on back of the machine and then push the row forward one bale at a time as you continue to load bales. Loading bales from the side works great with net-wrapped bales because there’s no need to spear the bale.”
  A big advantage of being able to move the cradles in is that your overall road transport width is always at a minimum. For example, when two rows of 6-ft. round bales are brought in as close together as possible, they take up no more space than two rows of 4-ft. bales.
  The 4-wheel-steer model sells for $8,760; the gooseneck tandem axle model for $10,695.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, E-Z Trail, Inc., 1050 E. Columbia, P.O. Box 168, Arthur, Ill. 61911 (ph 217 543-3471; www.e-ztrail.com; parts@e-ztrail.com).

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