«Previous    Next»
Hand Cart Hauls 12 Bales At Once
"Anything that saves time and effort is welcome in my one-man operation and this bale cart works great," says Bill Mushake, Rice, Texas, who designed and built a 12-bale 2-wheeled hand cart.
Mushake uses the cart both for feeding and when baling. "I used to go back and forth between barn and feeder carrying two bales at a time and getting jostled by cows all the way. I get done much faster and easier. After baling, I use the cart to accumulate bales into a number of piles so loading them onto trailers requires fewer stops and less walking," says Mushake.
The cart is about 80 in. long and 21 in. wide with two 38-in. uprights at one end. It stands 22 in. off the ground. Weighs 95 lbs. The main frame was fashioned out of 2-in.
electrical conduit while most of the bracing was salvaged from a junked hide-a-bed sofa. The axle is a standard small trailer type with spindles attached. Mushake bought the 12-in. wheels new. Total cost was about $70.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Bill Mushake, Rt. 1, Box 225, Rice, Tex. 75155 (ph 214 326-5621).

  Click here to download page story appeared in.

  Click here to read entire issue

To read the rest of this story, download this issue below or click here to register with your account number.
Order the Issue Containing This Story
1989 - Volume #13, Issue #4