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New Fold Up Bale Carrier
A new "fold up" bale carrier from the Hepola Co., Deere Creek, Minn., can be left on the tractor indefinitely without interfering with regular use of the pto or drawbar.
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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1983 - Volume #7, Issue #5