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Offset Tongue For Hay Balers
"If you farm 57 or more acres of alfalfa, you may be able to pay for your investment the first year," says Kimco Mfg., Fresno Cal, of its new "offset tongue" for hay balers (conventional rectangle bales).
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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