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Pickup carrier for big, square bales
"It allows one man to load, transport and feed out 4 by 4 by 8 big square bales," says Jake and Henry Thiessen, High River, Alb., designers of the Big Tee Bale Feeder for pickups.
The feeder fits on 3/4-ton and larger trucks and is ideal for cow/calf operators since it's easy to feed out the bale, say the Thiessens. Their feeder bolts to the truck bed with four bolts so it's easy to remove. It's powered hydraulically and the driver operates it right from the tractor cab.
The hydraulics control three separate functions. They extend the carrier out to pick up the bale, control carrier tilt and also control bale chainspeed and direction.
To load, you back up to the bale, extend the carrier, tilt it to the ground, start the chain to move the bale up on the carrier, retract the carrier and tilt the bed back onto the truck bed. To unload, you reverse the process. To feed the bale off the end of the truck, cut the twine and reverse the chain.
Sells for $4,700 (Canadian).
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Henry or Jake Thiessen, Big Tee Welding and Fabricating, 520 Centre St. S., High River, Alberta, Canada TOL 1 BO (ph 403 652-2809).

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1985 - Volume #9, Issue #5