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Do It Yourself Round Bale Trailer
You can make your own round bale hauler with new individual self-dumping units that are designed to mount on any flatbed.
"It eliminates the need for an expensive single-use trailer. You can attach these units to a trailer or truck when you need them and then easily remove them to use the trailer for other jobs," says farmer-manufacturer Jay B. Starkey, Jr., of Anclote Industries, Inc., Odessa, Ma.
You can mount any number of the 2-bale dumping units side-by-side on any flatbed. They're made out of 2 1/2-in. sq. tubing (3/ 16-in. sidewall) and 3/8-in. flat bar with 3/ 4-in. bolts for pivot points. Each unit in-stalls with 4 bolts and is designed for an 8-ft. wide trailer.
Handles bales 4 to 5 1/2 ft. dia., dumping to either side of flatbed. Two dump release cables run from each bale unit to individual spring-loaded latches at the front of the trailer so you can dump bales one at a time for feedout or storage. When you trip the bale cradle, the bale falls off by gravity and then you reset each cradle by hand.
"We've given these units two seasons of heavy use on our ranch and they've been rugged, reliable and efficient," says Starkey. "Bale Dumper" units sell for $495 per 2-bale unit.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Anclote Industries, Inc., 12959 SR 54, Odessa, Ha. 33556 (ph 813 920-5288).

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1992 - Volume #16, Issue #2