1988 - Volume #12, Issue #5, Page #27[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Side Dump Flatbed For Hauling Big BalesA new hydraulic "side-dump" flatbed trailer is one of the best big bale haulers on the market, according to the manufacturer, Fouillard Trailer Sales & Service, St. Lazare, Manitoba.
The 8 1/2-ft. wide trailer is equipped, depending on length, with two, three or four 5 by 16-in. hydraulic cylinders. You load bales onto the trailer with your front-end loader, then haul them to the storage site. To unload, just tilt the hydraulic bed 80? and the bales roll off.
"The side-tilt feature means you don't need a second loader in the yard to unload," says Henry Fouillard. "The rig costs about half the price of a conventional self-loading round bale wagon and, when you're not hauling bales, you've got a flatdeck trailer."
The trailer is built in lengths from 20 to 32-ft. The 20-ft. model holds 12 big round bales and the 32-ft. model holds 15 bales. There are three towing choices - a fifth wheel for pickups, a ball hitch for 4-WD tractors, and a quick detach hitch pole for drawbar and rear bumper towing.
Unit is powered by a 12-V electric-hydraulic pump. A 5 hp Briggs & Stratton gas-driven pump is optional.
The most popular 26-ft. model retails for $5,995 (Canadian).
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Fouillard Trailer Sales & Service Ltd., P.O. Box 159, Main St., St. Lazare, Manitoba, Canada R0M 1Y0 (ph 204 683-2296 or 683-2453).
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