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Service Buddy Makes Repairs Safe, Easier
For Blake Berbereia, changing knives on cotton stalk shredders was always a messy, dangerous, and impractical job, forcing him to wedge his body awkwardly underneath the machine to complete the task.
    To make these jobs easier and safer, he came up with a unique idea called the Service Buddy which can attach to a typical 3-pt. hitch and tractor hydraulic system.
    “Hook the Service Buddy to your tractor, connect the hydraulic hoses, and back it under the equipment you need to service,” says Berbereia. “Pins lock it into place on the implement’s quick hitch and on either side. You can rotate it to 90 degrees and lock it in place for rear access instead of getting underneath. You can also set the whole thing down with everything sitting on the Service Buddy’s frame. It’s very rigid and safe and would never drop on you.”
    The top catch link can be adjusted up or down, and the bottom connections inward and outward to match almost any piece of equipment.
    The Service Buddy can lift 40 percent of its capacity, or up to 6,000 lbs.
    Berbereia has a patent pending on the unit and is taking orders. He expects a short lead time to build the machines.
    The Service Buddy sells for $3,499 plus applicable state tax and S&H.
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Blake Berbereia, Berbereia Agriculture Innovations, 25118 1/2 Road 44, Tulare, Calif. 93274 (ph 559-679-3779; info@berbereia.com; www.berbereia.com).

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2022 - Volume #46, Issue #5