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simple and cheap bale accumulator (post your pics)


 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:14 am    Post subject: simple and cheap bale accumulator (post your pics) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Dang-it not sure what I am doing wrong but can not get the click link to work...so paste into your browser...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efGzRxx9iPc


Anyway, I bale with a small tractor and and an even smaller baler than found in this in this Youtube video. However, I am most interested in the simple and inexpensive bale accumulator found in the video.

(Larry Neil and others) please post your pics in this thread of your drag bale accumulators . Anyone have simple plans for a simple bale accumulator drag - or know where one might be for sale?
 


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:29 am    Post subject: Re: simple and cheap bale accumulator (post your pics) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have one just like the one in the video. Gave $75 for it, and I love it. Easy to use, and simple to unhook, when I don't need it.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:45 am    Post subject: Re: simple and cheap bale accumulator (post your pics) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Lazy WP wrote:
(quoted from post at 20:29:01 11/18/12) I have one just like the one in the video. Gave $75 for it, and I love it. Easy to use, and simple to unhook, when I don't need it.


Some close-up pics would be much appreciated.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:33 pm    Post subject: Re: simple and cheap bale accumulator (post your pics) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I use an older NETHEREXE 8 bale accumulator that I bought used in 2002. Think I paid about $6K for the accumulator and bale grab.
Works well, but with any accumulator that drags bales, you quickly learn to not drag a half load to another part of the field unless the distance is less than 1/4 mi. Also switched to poly twine for that reason.
I think I remember seeing that Netherexe was bought by another company, but do not remember who.
My e-mail is open.






 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:44 am    Post subject: Re: simple and cheap bale accumulator (post your pics) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have one identica to Larry NEIL. I love it. The one in the video appears to be simply a random accumulator that simply "groups" the bales. I could see all kinds of odd things happening with that arrangement. It would be "cheap" however. You are still going to have to pick them up by hand. The video really didn't give much of a look at it.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:55 am    Post subject: Re: simple and cheap bale accumulator (post your pics) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Larry, that is really interesting how you "tie" the loads together with the bale grabber. I'd never thought about trying that. Does the grabber do a good job of picking up the bales the opposite direction? How many tines does your grabber have on it? I personally don't like using my skid steer to load out of the field. It tends to tear up too much ground .....espectially if you have someone else helping on the skid steer. They tend to think it's a rodeo. I like using my tractor with the grabber on it....tears up a lot less ground. I sure did like your criss-cross method of stacking with the grabber. I'll have to try that.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:40 am    Post subject: Re: simple and cheap bale accumulator (post your pics) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:25 pm    Post subject: Re: simple and cheap bale accumulator (post your pics) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We've got one of them out in the rock pile. Worked ok, guy baling
pulls the cord in the same spots then you pick up 90 deg to the
direction the field was raked.

Improvement is going to a proper bale basket, holds 100 instead of
10.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:39 pm    Post subject: Re: simple and cheap bale accumulator (post your pics) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

randallinMo wrote:
(quoted from post at 16:44:53 11/19/12) I have one identica to Larry NEIL. I love it. The one in the video appears to be simply a random accumulator that simply "groups" the bales. I could see all kinds of odd things happening with that arrangement. It would be "cheap" however. You are still going to have to pick them up by hand. The video really didn't give much of a look at it.


Yes I am looking for both simple and cheap as I am small time hobbyist. The $75 pricd range fits my operation much better than $6k. I actually enjoy handling bales by hand for the physical workout. Having the bales grouped in piles of 8-10 bales would make it easier for me to pick up bales if I had to do it by myself. Having them scattered everywhere is not too bad if wife drives the truck and trailer while I load them while walking, but scattered is a pain if I have to jump in and out of the truck to drive as well load by myself.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:03 am    Post subject: Re: simple and cheap bale accumulator (post your pics) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

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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