1992 - Volume #16, Issue #4, Page #32[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Round Bale TrailerI have come up with a simple design for a round bale trailer. Most any good shop man could build one. I got the idea because we have a lot of used oil field pipe in this area and I've been building trailers of all kinds for over 40 years. The trailer consists of pipe, channel iron and a small amount of plate steel. !think it's the best I've ever built. The thing people like about it is that it will dump one bale at a time. Most of my customers are small operators and this lets them haul hay to several pastures for feeding, making just one trip with up to 10 individual stops. A 1-ton truck can handle the trailer. I've also built 8 and 6-bale trailers that can be handled by smaller trucks. There's a ratchet handle on either side of the front of the trailer and, as you turn the handle, it works a cam that unlatches each bale in turn. There's also a safety catch that holds all bales while trans-porting.
I've been building these trailers on order or I could draw up plans if there's enough interest. (EE Middleton, Rt. 1, Box 11, Pleasant Hill, La. 71069 ph 318 796-3852)
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