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Round Bale Lifter
Here's one of the simplest, least cost systems we've ever seen for loading big round bales into a pickup, straight truck or semi. You simply roll the "Lifter" into position against the bale, then swing its U-shaped "grab bar" into position so it grabs the bale at the 8 o'clock position (see photo). You then hitch onto the lifter with your truck and drive forward. As you do, the lifter lifts the bale up and over, rolling it onto the truck bed slick as a whistle. Once on the bed, you roll the bale by hand to where you want it.
The Lifter allows one person working alone to load bales onto a truck without the use of tractor or other equipment, and without having to do a thing to the truck itself, except for installing a bed level hitch for pulling the Lifter forward to load bales, explains Max Chandler, inventor.
The device weighs right at 200 lbs. and, because of its round shape, is easily rolled around by one person. For transport, you simply slide it (on its flat side) onto the truck bed.
The patented Lifter is available commercially in sizes to fit most sizes of his round bales. Sells for $175 (U.S. dollars). Farmer, dealer, manufacturer inquiries welcome.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Max Chandler, "Bowenleigh", Gilgandra, NSW 2827, Australia (ph 068 472613).

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1985 - Volume #9, Issue #6