1989 - Volume #13, Issue #4, Page #28[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
No Hydraulics Round Bale Hauler
The "Haul-A-Bale" is a 2-wheel trailer that hooks behind a pickup or tractor with a simple hitch pin. Loading and unloading is controlled with a rope.
"The weight of big round bales can virtu-ally destroy a pickup," says Jim McCrabb, owner. "Putting the bale on a trailer takes the weight off the pickup and lets you haul bales from fields at 30 mph. In most cases a standard 2-WD pickup works, but if you're on slick ground or mud you may need a 4-WD pickup. It also lets you move even the biggest round bales with a smaller tractor."
The trailer's frame, equipped with three replaceable prongs, pivots forward and backward on the axle by means of a telescoping tongue. To load a bale you back up and at the same time pull the rope to release the prongs so they drop down horizontal to the ground, and stab the bale. Pull the rope to lock the wheels, then drive ahead to tip the bale forward onto the axle. Pull the rope again to unlock the wheels and you're ready for transport. To unload the bale, back up and at the same time pull the rope to release the prongs, dropping the bale onto the ground. Then pull forward to pull the prongs out of the bale and. lock the wheels to lock the prongs into transport position.
The Haul-A-Bale is equipped with reflectors. It sells for $1,245 without wheels and $1,305 with a pair of used wheels.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, McCrabbProbe-A-Load, Inc., 121 W. 3rd St., West Liberty, Iowa 52776 (ph 319 627-2700).
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