1992 - Volume #16, Issue #3, Page #16[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Bale hauler feeder mounts on wagonYou can make a low-cost round bale hauler-feeder by mounting this new bale-carrying frame on your old wagon running gear.
"It sells for about half as much as conventional bale trailers and lets you use the running gear for other jobs when you don't need it for bale hauling," says Jack Womack, president, American Geothermal, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
The patented frame, made from rectangular steel tubing, fits any existing running gear with automatic steering and installs with 2 bolts at the rear. A chain is looped around the front axle, allowing the front of the trailer to "float" over obstacles.
Each bale is contained in a cradle so it won't fall off as cattle feed from the trailer. The cradle is low enough that you can load and unload bales with a 3-pt. bale fork.
Two models are available for 6 or 8 bales. Bales can be up to 6-ft. in diameter. "We recommend an 8-ton running gear for a 6-bale unit and a 10-ton running gear for an 8-bale unit," says Womack.
A 6-bale model sells for $1,995; 8-bale, $2,250 (without the trailer). A 4-bale trailer, complete with everything except the wheels, is also available and sells for $1,980.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, American Geothermal, 1037 Old Salem Rd., Murfreesboro, Tenn. 37129 (ph 615 890-6985).
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