1995 - Volume #19, Issue #3, Page #34[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Self-Unloading Round Bale Mover
One man working alone does it all with this one lever ¨ without hydraulics, winches or chains.
You load the Tri-Haul from the rear with a spear attached to your tractor loader bucket or from the side with a grapple, stacking up to 18 bales in three rows.
Once loaded on a trailer or truck flatbed, you leave the tractor in the field and haul the load to headquarters, at road speed, with your pickup or truck.
"You save both time and money by leaving your tractor-loader in the field and not having to drive it back and forth," the manufacturer points out.
The self-unloading trip lever can be set to unload both sides simultaneously, or one side at a time. When the bales roll off, coil springs automatically pull the loader's hinged side cradles into narrow, road-legal transport width (8 ft., 6 in.). As bales are loaded onto the Tri-Haul frame, their weight automatically pushes the side cradles down to their wider "load" position, allowing the mover to accommodate three rows of bales.
The Tri-Haul is available as a low-profile model to fit existing flatbeds, a high-profile model for low-slung flatbeds, and as a self-contained unit with its own hitch (bumper or gooseneck) and axle system.
Prices (Canadian dollars) range from $1,774 for a 5-bale Tri-Haul to $3,889 for an 18-bale model.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Tri-Haul Mfg., Box 539, Pilot Butte, Sask., Canada SOG 3Z0 (ph 306 781-4492).
Click here to download page story appeared in.
Click here to read entire issue
To read the rest of this story, download this issue below or click here to register with your account number.