1987 - Volume #11, Issue #6, Page #03[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Slickest Round Bale Wrapper We've SeenCrowds of farmers at a recent farm show gathered around a slick new bale wrap system from Unverferth Manufacturing that wraps bales and also moves and feeds them out as needed.
The uncomplicated new bale wrapper makes use of a 3-pt. mounted rotating bale spear. The spear is fitted with a large chain-driven sprocket, powered by a hydraulic motor, that turns the bale for wrapping or feedout. When wrapping bales, a hydraulically controlled wrap arm installs above the spear, fitted with a roll of cling-type wrap plastic. The operator simply picks up the bale on the spear, tucks the loose end of the roll of plastic under a twine string, and starts turning the bale. As the plastic unrolls, the operator moves the wrap arm back and forth across the bale using hydraulic controls. The ends of the bale remain open. The bale wrap arm can be removed when you're done wrapping, leaving only the bale spear.
Dan Fanger, Unverferth sales manager, says plastic costs 75 cents to $1.00 per bale. "Individual farmers can justify owning this bale wrap machine because they can also use it to feed out and move bales during thQ rest of the year," he notes. The Unverferth bale wrap machine sells for $1,495.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Unverferth Manufacturing, Co., Inc., Kalida, Ohio 45853 (ph 419 532-3121).
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