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I am getting a Graves small bale loader. I am trying to find out where i could buy parts for it. I am also looking for a manual for it. Does anyone know if they still make graves or someone bought them out and if so who bought them out. The bale loader does not have a chain so i am trying to find information on which one to get.Thanks for the help
 

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Not sure if they still make them or if you can get parts for them. These types of loaders are pretty simple though. If it needs anything, you'll probably find yourself breaking out the welder.

As far as chains, it will probably need a detachable steel chain similar to these at TSC. In lieu of buying the attachment link at $4 each, I would just weld a small piece of flat stock to the link.

http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/steel-chain-attachment-link-mfg-55hb4

http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/detachable-steel-chain-no--55

http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/detachable-steel-chain-no--62

http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/detachable-steel-chain-no--67h
 

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Good luck on the chains, you can put a piece of plastic in the chanel to help reduce the ware, and noise. The axel on the one we had was from a Ford Model A if i recall. You want the axel on the loader as close to the rear axel on your truck or next to the axel on your trailer to reduce binding on turns. ours had rails on both sides and a moving bar on the top of the shute to keep pressure on the bales and help them slide up. Also make the top smooth with a piece of metel to let the bales slide freely or even fall onto the trailer.

NewHouse manufactuing made ours a long time ago. there still in business in redmond oregon. Might give them a call for parts. Or google there loaders for ideas.

We honastly stoped using it for our stuff. Takes to long, as well as two people to use one. And labor is just to hard to find. Evin at $20/hr for a 18 year old.
 

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I would imagine the chain would be close, if not, the same as the chains on the NH bale wagon pickups. NH also made bale loaders with that type of chain, though not sure if you can still get parts for them?
 
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