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Self Unload Bale Wagon
"It costs thousands less than other bale stacking and handling systems yet gets the job done just as fast," says Weaver Zimmerman, a Pennsylvania farmer and manufacturer who builds a self-unload bale hauling trailer.
It features a hydraulically lowered rear axle that drops the back end of the trailer to the ground. A cable winch then pulls the entire load of bales off the back at once. The 16-ft. long trailer has a capacity of about 250 bales.
The trailer, fitted with a tandem rear axle, has a hydraulic cylinder on either side. The winch-operated pusher plate that unloads the bales is run by a hydraulic motor. Cable is threaded through pulleys beneath the bale trailer.
Zimmerman also builds a bale "pusher chute" that self-loads bales from the baler to the bale trailer.
The 8-ft. wide trailer, which raises and lowers 15 in., sells for around $5,000. Zimmerman custom-builds to specifications. He notes that the trailer can also be used to haul livestock by adding sides. He also builds livestock only trailers that raise as high as 54 in. for loading into trucks.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Weaver Zimmerman, Rt. 2, Box 56, Ephrata, Penn. 17522 (ph 717 354-8147).

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1986 - Volume #10, Issue #3