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No Hydraulics bale fork for pickups
An Arkansas farmer who didn't like the look of hydraulic-powered bale movers for pickups says his new "no hydraulics" bale mover is an uncomplicated way to equip a pickup for bale-handling.
Jack Lax has already lined up a manufacturer for the winch-powered bale fork. It mounts on the back lip of the pickup bed and folds down into the box when it's not being used, leaving both the pickup bed and bumper open for hauling gooseneck or bumper type trailers.
The forks are powered by a 12-volt winch anchored at the front of the pickup. The cable goes up to the top of the mast and lifts the forks through a double set of pulleys. "It easily handles 4 to 6-ft. dia. bales and can be used to feed them out or load them on a trailer. The winch is fitted with a remote switch so you can control it from inside the cab," says Lax.
To transport a bale for a short distance, the mast can be left standing in the vertical position. To carry a bale over the road, the mast can be lowered, bringing the bale into the bed of the pickup.
The new bale handler is designed to fit any full-sized pickup. Sells for $1,145. Lax is looking for dealers.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Jack Lax, Rt. 1, Box 243, Clarksville, Ark. 72830 (ph 501. 754-3179).


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1990 - Volume #14, Issue #3