1985 - Volume #9, Issue #4, Page #23[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Offset Tongue For Hay Balers
The new-style hitch allows both the towing tractor and baler to straddle the windrow. The modification is part of Kimco's new "traffic control" program for boosting alfalfa yields "up to 1 ton per acre" by minimizing equipment traffic damage to regrowth.
The company inventories all equipment a farmer uses to harvest each cutting, then suggests ways the complete lineup of equipment - baler, swather, bale wagons and the tractors or trucks to pull them - can be "retooled" to run in the same wheel tracks as much as possible.
The offset baler hitch sells for $5,700. "It's made extra heavy - it has to be to support weight of the baler and the engine that powers it," the manufacturer points out.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Kimco Mfg., 338 W. Neilsen, Fresno, Cal. 93706 (ph 209 445-1341).
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