2021 - Volume #BFS, Issue #21, Page #25
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Super Light Bale Elevator
Dave Lambright’s 12-ft. hay bale elevator weighs less than a couple of bales of hay at 107 lbs. Even the larger, 32-ft. model can be easily picked up by 2 men. The portable elevators are ideal for handling small square bales.
  “A farmer in the area sells around 20,000 bales to local Amish farms and got tired of unloading by hand,” says Lambright, Dalam Welding. “He asked me to make a lightweight portable elevator. It worked out well, and after a few modifications, we started making them for others as well.”
  Lambright uses 1 by 1 1/2-in. aluminum tubing for the frames and a belt-driven chain to move the bales. Stainless steel bolts with zinc nuts are used on the elevators. Models are available from 12 ft. in length to 52 ft. Options include electric motors and carriages. A motor with belt and pulley is priced at $230.
  “We don’t price the elevators with motors as so many of our customers have them on hand,” says Lambright.
  Prices for the elevators range from $1,105 for the 12-ft. model to $4,025 for the 52-ft. model. Carriages come in light, medium and heavy duty. They range from $720 to $1,085. An extra lightweight carriage on bike tires is also available.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Dalam Welding, 7665 S 200 W, Topeka, Ind. 46571 (ph 260 593-0168, ext 1)

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