Alligator Bale Grab

Kent livestock farmer Hugh Richards collects 1,500 small square bales a year from grain fields.  He couldn't justify the cost of a big bale accumulator so he built this big bale grabber for his telehandler.
The Alligator Grab, as he calls it, has rows of 11-in. spikes on either side of long arms that extend out front of the loader.  Curved ends allow the arms to float along the ground while a cylinder at the base of the arms moves them in and out to grab bales. He uses it to haul bales to the edge of the field to pick up later with a tractor.