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“Backsaver” Portable Bale Chute
“I cut off part of the side of an old flare box wagon to make a portable bale chute for my bale elevator. Whoever is on the hay wagon can slide bales neatly down onto the elevator without having to throw them on. It’s a real back saver,” says Ron Jaeschke, Somers, Iowa.
  The bale chute measures 4 ft. long and 16 in. wide and is mounted on an angle iron frame fitted with 4 legs and a pair of 4-in. pneumatic wheels. The chute slants downward at about a 45 degree angle.
  The bottom end of Jaeschke’s elevator sets on the ground and can’t be raised level with his hay wagon, so he has to throw bales down into the elevator. If the bale lands crooked he has to jump down from the wagon and straighten the bale out. His portable bale chute keeps every bale straight.
  “Most bales will start up the conveyor easily. If they don’t, I just slide another bale into the chute and the second bale will start the first one going. The bales always stay perfectly straight going up the elevator,” says Jaeschke.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ron Jaeschke, 2930 Xenia Ave., Somers, Iowa 50586 (ph 515 467-5715).

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2017 - Volume #41, Issue #5