1990 - Volume #14, Issue #5, Page #16[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Low profile chopper for bales, newspaper
Bill Denstedt, of Frey Industries, says the problem with most big bale choppers is that they're mounted too high off the ground to get in to many livestock barns. Frey's new chopper is suspended between the tractor drawbar and a pair of wheels behind the chopper, which allows it to hang below the top of the wheels.
Bales are laid into the bale sideways. A rubber conveyor in the bottom of the chop-per rotates the bale, pushing it up against spinning cutters that cut material and throw it out the side chute up to 20 ft. or in a windrow alongside the chopper. It's totally adjustable - the conveyor can turn either way to change rotation of bale as needed and conveyor speed can be controlled to determine how fast material is chopped and how far it's thrown.
Handles up to 2,400 lbs. of bale or news-paper. It's 95 in. wide, 85 in. high, and requires only a 30 hp. tractor with a 540 pto. It's fitted with fixed knives. Material length can be varied by changing knives to hammers.
The bale chopper sells for S7,600. A smaller unit is available that's 72 in. wide, 61 in. high and designed for a load up to 1,500 lbs.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Frey Industries Div., P.O. Box 24, Fairlane Road, Listowel, Ontario N4W 3H2 Canada (ph 519 291-4156).
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