1987 - Volume #11, Issue #5, Page #08[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Quick-Switch Bale Fork Bucket"Because we use our 2-tine bale fork every day to feed 150-head of cattle, we had to find a way to couple it with other equipment so it wouldn't have to be removed so often," says Martin Wedman, Valleyview, Athena.
His solution was to build his own loader bucket with slip-in channels for the fork tines. To mount the bucket he simply slips the bale fork in from behind. No need to leave the tractor.
The bale fork is made from 3-in. steel tubing with 3/8-in. thick sidewalls. A metal A-frame is positioned at the rear of the bale fork. "It should be 2/3 the height of the bale to keep it from rolling backwards," notes Wedman. He's modified other front-end carried equipment with slip-in channels for his bale fork, including a 150-gal., 5-hp. air compressor and a front-end grader blade.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Martin Wedman, Box 1889, Valleyview, Alberta, Canada T0H 2N0 (ph 403 524-2553).
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