1984 - Volume #8, Issue #3, Page #07[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Self Unloading Round Bale Wagon
"The wagon's main frame is made of four 6-in. by 24-ft. pieces of tubing which cradle the bales, while a heavy-duty pintle chain with 6-in. crossbars every 8 in. runs from the front to rear of the wagon directly under the bales. This chain is run by a heavy-duty orbital motor that runs on ordinary tractor hydraulics. Reversing the lever on the tractor makes the chain run in the opposite direction.
"We take a skid loader to the field and set the bales on the back end of the wagon, moving the load forward with the wagon hydraulics as the load is built. Then, we bring the wagon to headquarters and run the load off hydraulically without leaving the tractor seat. We later bring the loader in and restack the bales in tight-roofed storage.
"The hydraulic motor and chain were bought from a local sawmill equipment manufacturer. The rear wheels are used truck wheels made into a floating axle. Total cost for material was about $2,500."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ronald L. Hissong, 12352 Karper Rd., Mercersburg, Penn. 17236.
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