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The Hay Handling Thread - Bundlers, Bale Wagons, Stackers - Accumulators coming
Posted 17 September 2012 - 09:08 PM
Mcconnel Bale Packer - Made in UK, twine tie, baler towed and pickup model, 16 or 20 bale. Discontinued.
Plegamatic Bale Block - 12/14 bale, baler towed or pickup models - the plegamatic and belair appear to be identical machines built in different locations to the same design.
Arcusin Multipack - made in spain? 12/14 bale, upright chamber B14 and C14 models, both pickup models
Bale Baron - twine tie, made in Canada, 21 or 18 bale, baler towed or pickup model
Bale Bandit - steel banding made in US, 21 or 18 bale, baler towed or pickup model
Belair-Sarl 2000, 4000 - arcusin is a copy, 12/14 bale, French made, twine
Tie-Hog - Canada - converted big square baler, 10 bale bundle, twine, pickup model
There are also at least two european manual bale bundlers in production with manual tie. One is three point hitch mounted, the other is trailer mounted. There are some homebuilt ones as well, a video of one being loaded with a pulp loader from a Arcusin copy of a NH bale wagon is on youtube.
There is also a US built manual bundler Boxel QBerthat uses plastic straps and a small pallet sized bundle, but as far as I can tell only a prototype was ever built as a school project.
I have not included the stationary bundlers that bale processing companies market.
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:59 AM
Posted 18 September 2012 - 08:29 AM
The short bales still have large flakes and are fairly tough to move by hand (100-150 lbs). I've seen people setup to move the smaller pieces with 2 wheel dollies, and seems to work ok but you aren't selling to the 40-50 lb 2 tie market with one of these.
Not sure how the Krone BIGPack 1270 MultiBale fits in there, but I sure like the concept better than having a separate bundler.
Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:30 PM
NH Balewagons (Stackcruiser, Harrowbed, Harobed) - Models include towed, self-propelled, stack building, squeeze block building
Freeman stackwagon - self propelled, some models just stack, some can build blocks.
Arcusin - Autostack M170 - looks just like a NH stackwagon but some models are simplified. The simplified models only have 2 tables and pickup bales on flat onto what we call the second table then a push bar slides them rearward.
Kirchner Bale King Wagon - Works not completely unlike a NH stackwagon
Vima G.104 bale wagon - fills a wagon machine in layers and lifts the layers as it fills. Have seen them labelled Joskin Omas 170 as well.
Kemper BE125 - Belt type machine, have also seen them under the Fella brand, fills like a giant 4 coil snake then single unloads.
There are a number of other older custom machines in the US that didn't achieve main stream success - there have been at least two giant radial fan type bale wagons that bales slide into slots in a rotor and index their way around.
Posted 19 September 2012 - 08:54 AM
NUWAY Bale Arranger- Builds a 4 bale, 2 high, 2 long stook, Bale Clamp loader squeeze attachment to grab 2,4,6,8, etc a49648.jpg 159.25KB 13 downloads a49650.jpg 163.68KB 22 downloads
HACK - dutch machine, 24 bale stooks, 4 bales wide, 3 bales high, 2 rows deep, machine drops bales into slots on flat then when full short wings at the bottom of the slots flip down releasing the bales. They are picked up with a squeeze grab.
Lely Cube 8- criss crossed 2 bale layers on flat to 4 layers high, built in the UK. Not well liked. Could use a Nuway bale slave to grab the stooks.
Allied - tripod auto stooker and loader fork for retrieving the 6 bale stooks, ground drive, gas motor powered and hydraulic driven available.
ZIMMIE-STACKER - various models ranging from the basic tilt table with person riding to one similar to the Allied stooker, and one at least that made quite large stooks.
Freeman 7000 block building wagon - computer controlled pull type squeeze block builder and retriever. Can build lots of types of stacks with different bales, all about 8 ft square for a squeeze to handle. Requires nearly 48" long bales.
Schwartz 5 on 5 bale accumulator - Its almost an accumulator, and a matching squeeze grab. 5Gf5W25Mf3Mb3Jb3Nac8pb8dcdb5f4a301fab.jpg 62.85KB 27 downloads 5I35P55Me3E43kb3L4c8p8183f730a94819cc.jpg 45.26KB 24 downloads
Edit Adding a home built UK block stack that make 40 bale flat 8 blocks like the Lely only this one appears to work well.
Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:53 PM
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Posted 11 June 2013 - 05:07 AM
Interesting video of the Plegamatic Bale Block making 10 bale bundle
Posted 11 June 2013 - 05:39 AM
Making baleage out of small squares? Looked like the hay had received a very recent rain also. Interesting to say the least. Maybe you could give us some more information on what and how you folks feed in that part of the world.
Posted 04 December 2013 - 11:19 AM
Posted 09 December 2013 - 11:29 AM
Living her in my little quiet backwater, I did not know there were so many bundlers, accumulators, handlers, arrangers and stackers in existence.
Look forward to your more detailed thread Slowzuki
Enjoyed following the alternative extra videos on the you tube links on this thread, haven't got enough time to chase every one down their burrow.
Had a Kemper for several years and it did not work like the one on you tube but I guess it had done a lot more work and it did not like the slopes and twisting turning small paddocks
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