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Retractable Sides Hold Bales In Place
Brothers Iain and Stephen Birnie, along with their father Harry, designed a custom big bale trailer with retractable sides that hold bales in place, eliminating the need to strap them down.
  The brothers designed a sturdy 33-ft. long by 8-ft. 4-in. wide trailer with dual wheels and hydraulically-operated steel side frames. Cylinders lift each side panel into place and securely hold more than 30 round or square bales in 2 rows stacked 3 high. When the trailer is unloaded, one of the sides can remain in place to keep bales from being pushed off. Stephen says the side extensions can also be flipped upside down and used to secure smaller items such as seed, fertilizer or other cargo.
  “The beauty of this trailer is that nobody has to sling straps over a load, especially on a windy day,” Stephen says. “Each side operates independently from the tractor seat.”
People from the U.S., France, Iceland and Germany have contacted the brothers after seeing the trailer in a YouTube video. A manufacturing company in Northern Ireland is currently building the trailers.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, SIB Services, Whynieton, Maud, Peterhead AB425SA, United Kingdom (www.sibservices.co.uk).

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2019 - Volume #43, Issue #3