1988 - Volume #12, Issue #5, Page #26[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Rail Mover for big round balesLatest new way to move big round bales in or out of storage is the "rail mover" system from Dynavent.
Individual bales are lifted by a giant claw, then self-propelled along overhead rails for stacking one on top of the other to fill every . nook and cranny in the storage shed. Individual bales can be loaded out by rail for feeding ù either alongside the shed, or you can build an outside overhead track extension to "railroad" bales from storage to the feedlot.
The bale-grabbing claw and moving mechanism that rides the rails requires only 5 ft. of headroom, which means you can stack bales one on top of the other almost to the ceiling.
A 21/2 hp electric motor lifts and lowers bales at the rate of 32 ft./min. A track switching device allows many different stacking patterns, depending on the design and configuration of the building. A hand held push button control directs the lifting, lowering, forward and backward movement of the bale. The claw opens automatically when the bale hits the floor, or comes to rest on top another bale and there no longer is any weight on the claw.
The basic mechanism (the claw and the motor and winch that lifts and lowers it, and the motor and drive for moving bales along the overhead rail) sells for right at $5,995.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Dynavent, 1825 Power, Drummondville, Que., Canada J2C 5X4 (ph 819 474-5500).
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