1987 - Volume #11, Issue #2, Page #08[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Push off plate for 3 pt bale forks"Lets you use a 3-pt. bale fork to load round bales into high-sided feeders or up onto trucks," says Joe Kaderabek, Ohiowa, Neb., about a scissor-action push-off plate he designed to fit any 3-pt. bale fork.
Until he built the push-off plate, Kaderabek says he couldn't lift bales high enough with his 3-pt. He had to break them open to get them into feeders. The push-off plate also lets him stack bales on top of each other for storage.
The push-off device consists of single 3 by 8-in. hydraulic cylinder, a set of double scissors, and a push plate with two spikes. The bale-handling device mounts just above and centered between the two bale spikes on Kaderabek's bale hauler.
While loading a bale the push-off plate is retracted. To load into a feeder, the 3-pt. top link is used to tilt the fork upward and then the push-off plate pushes the bale off the fork.
Kaderabek is trying to locate a manufacturer.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Joe Kaderabek, General Deli-very, Ohiowa, Neb. 68416 (ph 402 295-2354).
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