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Bale Loader, Carrier Mounts On Truck
"This new ęBale Boss' converts your 1¢ ton or larger truck into a self-propelled bale loader and carrier," says Harold Gleason, Tolna, N. Dak., farmer and inventor of the attachment that enables one man to position and load as many as 14 bales at once ł without leaving the cab, and without any other equipment.
The new style loader sits behind the cab and over the truck bed during transport but swings over the cab and down in front of the truck to pick up round bales 3 ft. in dia. and larger.
Each of the two arms is independently controlled so you don't have to be ędead-center' on the bale before picking it up. The maneuverable arms allow you to precisely place the bale on either side of the carrier. Gleason notes that the clasping action of the arms enables you to pick up bales that don't have strings, without tearing the bales apart.
After grasping a bale, it's lifted back over the cab and set on the truck bed. From there, a hydraulic pusher moves the bale towards the back of the truck. Gleason says the 10 by 21 ft. carrier can haul up to fourteen 4 by 5 ft. bales. To dump the bales, you simply raise the truck's hoist.
For easy removal, the carrier bolts to the truck bed with four bolts. The loader section is on a framework bolted to the truck's bumper and front frame. Separate Bales Boss hydraulics are powered off the truck's engine.
The Bale Boss, with a 10 by 21 ft. carrier, sells for $8,500. Dencel Simon, Mayville, N. Dak., distributor, forsees neighboring farmers going together to put a Bale Boss on an older truck, then sharing use of the rig.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Simon Sales & Service, Box 92, Mayville, No. Dak. 58257 (ph 701 786-2017).

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1984 - Volume #8, Issue #6