2018 - Volume #42, Issue #4, Page #23[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Swing Hitch Designed To Double Up Balers
“The Swing Max is a step toward higher capacity in small square baling,” says Carol Horst, Marcrest Manufacturing. “There are other dual baler hitches on the market, but none with the combination of features found on the Swing Max.”
Power transfers from the tractor to the baler through a heavy-duty, pass-through gearbox. A 1,000 rpm input shaft and a 540 rpm output shaft powers the first baler. A hydraulic motor powers the pto for the second baler.
The Swing Max keeps the first baler on path with the tractor, while hydraulic control from the cab directs the second baler. The swing arm’s wheeled dolly provides control on tight headlands. It swings the second baler inline for easy single file transit between fields. The dolly ensures operator control of the second baler during turns.
Six models provide from 20 to 42 ft. of working width and up to 46 ft. of travel left to right between balers.
The Swing Max works with any baler with no modifications needed. Prices range from $27,000 to $42,000 (U.S.).
Check out a video of the Swing Max at FARMSHOW.com.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Marcrest Manufacturing, 45415 Perth Line 86, Listowel, Ont. Canada N4W 3G6 (ph 519 887-9910; www.marcrestmfg.com).
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