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Rotary Fork Spreads Bedding Fast
When the original inventor and manufacturer of the Rotary Fork decided to sell, Neil Scholten, co-owner of County Line Equipment Ltd. jumped at the opportunity to purchase the rights to the equipment.
The machine was designed to quickly and efficiently spread straw or shavings as bedding throughout poultry barns. It easily hooks to the front of a tractor or skid steer with universal mounts. Tractor hydraulics power the fork.
Its really easy to attach or remove. Its no different than changing a bucket - just hydraulic hoses. Nothing is electric, says Scholten.
A horizontal drum fitted with replaceable fingers spins and spreads the bedding material, driven by a variable speed hydraulic motor. The fork comes equipped with an overload in case something stalls the drum. It easily spreads clumps and bales of straw or shavings to create a neat and uniform bed.
It does an amazing job, Scholten says. An average size barn of 15,000 sq. ft. would take 3 people roughly 6 or 7 hrs. to spread bedding uniformly with hand forks. The Rotary Fork completes the same task in about an hour and a half.
County Line Equipment manufactures the Rotary Forks from scratch in their Listowel, Ontario plant. Their 5 and 10-ft. models sell for $5,600 and $7,800 (Can.) respectively plus S&H.
Its unbelievable the calls weve been getting about them. Theyre an incredible machine. Right now, were selling across Canada with a bunch in Manitoba and in Quebec. There seems to be more demand with farms getting bigger and the labor force becoming hard to find and hold on to.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Neil Scholten, County-Line Equipment Ltd., 8582 Hwy 23 N., Listowel, Ontario Canada N4W 3G6 (ph 800 463-7622; info@rotaryfork.com; www.county-line.ca).

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2021 - Volume #45, Issue #5