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Clam Shell Tractor Loader
"It'll do twice the work of a conventional farm loader and take on tasks most farmers never even consider," says Mery Gray, manufacturer of a new "clam shell" type loader bucket for tractors.
Just one hydraulic cylinder operates the Eze Load's clam-shell type loading action. The strength of its digging action eliminates the need for pushing the tractor into piles of dirt, straw, manure or other materials when using conventional buckets. You simply lower the bucket down over the material to be moved and let the bucket and forks do the digging.
"It reduces wear and tear on tractors especially clutches and tractor buckets," says Gray.
The Eze Load bucket hangs loosely from its pin-mounted boom and swings freely when in operation. It's strong enough to move dirt, fence posts, and can even handle big bales. The teeth can be replaced by a solid-sided bucket to handle loose materials.
The spring steel tines on the bucket open up to 4 ft., 2 in. The height of the bucket and boom is 5 ft. 6 in. and it weighs about 600 lbs. It'll fit either 2 or 4WD tractors and loaders equipped for either hydraulic or manual tipping. The Eze Load sells for about $1,500. The company is looking for a North American distributor.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Eze Load N.Z. Ltd., P.O. Box 160, Ngongotaha, Rotorua, New Zealand (ph Rotorua 81-479).

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1985 - Volume #9, Issue #5