1983 - Volume #7, Issue #5, Page #24[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New Fold Up Bale Carrier
Another exclusive feature of the device, called "Mr. Round-Up," is its ability to lift big bales onto flatbed trailers or pickups, or into self-feeders.
"It's made of tensile strength steel, which is about six times as strong as regular steel," explains Mike Hiepola who, along with Dennis Pearson, designed the fold-up carrier. "It's rated at 2,000 lbs. capacity, yet only weighs 255 lbs. To mount it on the tractor, you simply back up to it."
For hauling big bales, a short (9 in. long) spear at the top acts as a safety catch to prevent big bales from rolling backwards onto the tractor when raised. This top spear can be removed in seconds, via a detachable pin, to convert the carrier into a fork-lift for moving palleted material in or out of truck boxes, flatbed wagons, trailers, or whatever.
The twin forks, equipped with an 8 in. cylinder, can be raised or lowered up to 14.5 in. from level for controlling and positioning big bales as they're being handled for loading, unloading or feeding.
The standard "Mr. Round-Up" fits Cat. II 3-pt. hitches but easily adapts to Cat. I and III. Recommended for use with 65 hp. or larger tractors, it retails for $569.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Hepola Co., Deere Creek, Minn. 56527 (ph 218 462-2355).
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