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Large Round Bale Silage

Large Round Bale Silage Handling Equipment

There are numerous bale handling devices to move or transport the bagged or wrapped bales, with new ones being introduced regularly from other countries. Most seem to fall into the following categories:

1. Spears, either mounted on a front-end loader or on a three-point hitch

2. Twin moveable forks with rollers which slide under and cradle the bale

3. Disks which clamp and squeeze the bale while lifting

4. Grapples with overhead arms

5. Trailer mounted sleds which slide under bales

Regardless of the design, each requires at least a 50 hp. tractor in order to safely move the bales.