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Re: simple and cheap bale accumulator (post your pics)

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Larry NEIL

11-19-2012 10:40:06

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Randy, after picking a half load of spilled bales...twice, I learned. The longest run from the furthest field to the barn is about half a mile through the field. The grab has two grips per bale and picks up well crossways but bales must be pretty tight. If a little loose, carry with the front of the grapple pointing down.
Also I start two stacks per wagon about 8"-10" apart then inch them together as I go up. This way they lean together and solidifies the load.
In the barn, I found that by placing the first on edge with the cut side down it makes the rest of the stack more ridgid and prevents some of the spoilage. The barn stacks are also alternatly turned ninty degrees.
As for the "rodeo" cowboys on the skid loader in the field, I found that screaming about making slow wide turns to save the plants helps a lot!
Anyhow, that"s how I do it.
Larry NEIL

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11-20-2012 07:03:34

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 Re: simple and cheap bale accumulator (post your pics) in reply to Larry NEIL, 11-19-2012 10:40:06  
I understand all about picking up a dumped load of bales! I too, dumped one load "twice" one time just trying to go about 300 yards to the barn! (My wife said I'd been drinking too much...........SURELY that couldn't have been right!!) Last winter I built 100 3x6 wooden pallets out of 2x4's. I sat these pallets in the field after baling and stacked the bales (with my grabber) on the pallets. I sat two pallets side by side to form a 6x6 pallet as such. I stacked these five high with my bale grabber....effectively making 40 bale stacks. AFter I got the pallets all loaded in the field I then picked them up with my pallet forks one pallet at a time (picking up only a 3x6 pallet or half of the stack)and sat them on the wagon. I then secured the load with load binder straps and took them to the barn. Once there, I unloaded them one pallet at a time...thus unloading 20 bales at a time. Unloading at the barn was a nightmare! The entire load needed to be on a level spot and even then the remaining half of the stack would tend to want to fall over. Mind you now.....there had been no alcohol involved up to this point............but it was about to start. Long story short, my master plan didn't work. BUT..........with your idea of criss-cross stacking of the bales onto the wagon, I'm going to try it again! Thanks Larry for the idea!

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