1986 - Volume #10, Issue #2, Page #23[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Self-Loading Bale Wagon
As bales form, they automatically move up the loading ramp and into the trailer. Each bale pushes against the one in front of it to completely load a trailer without anyone having to climb inside.
Individual wagons, depending on size, hold 50 to 210 bales. When the trailer is full, the tractor operator pulls a rope to trip the rear swinging endgate, which is hinged at the top. As the bales tumble out, the gate crawls over the pile, then swings back with enough force to self-lock and ready the trailer for the next load. Individual trailers are generally hauled to headquarters for dumping and stacking.
Contact: Egebjerg Maskinfabrik, Egebjerg Hovedgade 27, 4500 Nykobing Sjaelland, Denmark (ph 03 42 80 29).
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