1986 - Volume #10, Issue #3, Page #09[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Bumper Mounted Bale Unroller
Invented by Alfred Ezekiel, Wilburton, Okl., the bale handler's steel tube and angle iron frame fastens with two pins to hinges mounted at the base of the bumper.
To pick up a bale, the bale hauler simply lowers backwards over the bale until the two corners of the bale handler frame are at the center of the bale. Metal pins about 1 1/2 ft. long are then hand-inserted into the bale and a winch - mounted in the pickup box and fastened to a hook welded to the top end of the bale hauler frame - cranks the bale off the ground. To unroll, you simply cut the twine, lower the bale to the ground, and drive forward.
"It weighs just 150 lbs. and you can also hook it to a tractor 3-pt.," says Ezekiel, who notes that one advantage of his design over commercial units is that you can leave the tailgate on the pickup and still pull a trailer even with the bale handler on. The rig can be removed in seconds by pulling a couple pins.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Alfred Ezekiel, Rt. 1, Box 98, Wilburton, Okl. 74578 (ph 918 465-2730).
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