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Do It Yourself Bale Feeder
Russ Johnston, Marton, New Zealand, built a simple round bale feeder using a length of 1/2-in. reinforcing rod. According to a report in the New Zealand Farmer, Johnston bent the rod to the shape and dimensions shown in the diagram. The rod is bent so that in the rest position the arms cross each other. This means they must be pulled apart to fit into the bale and therefore the prongs are held in the bale under tension.

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1985 - Volume #9, Issue #1