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Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next. Posted 02 August - PM Here is my story and a question. I grew up in a farming family in central GA.

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As the kids grew up, the three boys worked the row crops, hogs, cows, and of course worked the square bales for the cows feed during the months there was not enough grazing. All the boys grew up and each of us moved away to pursue our different careers. I have retired and have moved back to the farm where my 72 year old father still has about 85 brood cows and cuts around acres of alecia bermuda hay.

We current round bale everything. When I was a kid, we square baled everything back then, of course not as much as now, because we never sold hay back then as we do now. I am considering buying an old New Holland square baler and starting to try some square baling again. I am in no shape to load, unload, and stack by hand as we did back in the late 70s and early 80s.

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I am thinking about getting a W. Long Grapalator. Can I get some opinions on what you folks have and are using now and opinions on what would suit my situation best. Of course we already have the equipment for the round bales, Kuhn 9' disc mower, tedder, rake, and a JD round baler.

Main question here, should I get an accumulator, drag or table and a grapple.Built-From-Scratch Bale Accumulator. You have 4 free stories remaining. What's more, Richards also made his own grapple attachment for his front-end loader to handle the stacks. He didn't get to see if the system actually worked until he got out to the field with his Deere baler this summer. It saves us a tremendous amount of time handling bales," says Richard.

Bales exit the bale chamber onto a small table that holds three bales end-to-end.

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When the third bale is pushed onto the table, a lever is tripped, automatically triggering a hydraulic cylinder that lifts the bales up onto the main table. Each row pushes the previous row over until there are 7 rows. A buzzer sounds in the cab when the accumulator is full and the operator trips the main table from the cab, dumping all 21 bales together on the field. All bale handling is done with Richards' home-built grapple that mounts over the bucket on his front-end loader.

He can haul bales at a time back to the stackyard on his trailers. One reason no one has manufactured a bale flat stacker in the past is that the stack gets in the way of the tractor and baler after it's dropped in the field.

homemade bale sledge

Richards got around that problem by modifying his Deere baler so it trails directly behind the tractor, with the tractor straddling the windrow. I also equipped the baler with a belt-driven hydraulic pump and reservoir tank so the baler is completely self-contained. A double pulley mounts directly over the tongue of the baler.

A double belt runs from there to a pulley mounted on the baler's pto input shaft. A belt off that pulley drives the hydraulic pump," notes Richards.

Bales can be handled quicker and put into a stack that's superior to what we used to get with our New Holland stacker," says Richards. One of the trickiest parts of building the new bale-handling system was making the grapple teeth. He cut them out of flat iron and then heated them before bending them around a jig. To read the rest of this story, download this issue below or click here to register with your account number.

Order the Issue Containing This Story.When it's time to harvest, there are great advantages in having a Bale Accmulator from ParkLand. Often, time is of the essence so it's all about getting the harvest in as quickly as possible. The Bale Accumulator can do just that. You save both time and manpower by acquiring a Bale Accumulator, which can be adapted to all large hay balers and medium-sized hay balers. We manufacture the Bale Accumulator in two versions:. There are many actual advantages in acquiring a bale accumulator: Time, money, working environment, reduction of structure damages.

Read more about the advantages below. When you hang a bale accumulator from ParkLand behind your hay baler, you can collect the bales considerably faster: 1 man collects and loads the bales at twice the speed compared to the time it takes 2 men when the bales are spread out all over the field.

The way I used to accumulate hay.

When the bales are collected, you don't need to drive backwards and forwards across the field to collect the bales. In so doing, you save yourself and your material from a great deal of jolting. If you choose to just hook up a weighing facility, you can extract a great deal of information; for example the number of bales on the vehicle, how many bales are compressed and much more. You gain an overview. The fact that you don't need to drive so much on the field also means that you can reduce the amount of structure damages markedly.

Go to the front page Contact History Dealers Ledige job. When the trailer is fitted onto the baler, the bales are off-loaded in one or more rows or at the end of the field. We manufacture the Bale Accumulator in two versions: The serie bale accumulator, which is used for straw The serie bale accumulator, which can be used for grass as well as straw bales. Efficiency When you hang a bale accumulator from ParkLand behind your hay baler, you can collect the bales considerably faster: 1 man collects and loads the bales at twice the speed compared to the time it takes 2 men when the bales are spread out all over the field.

Savings Time is money. And with the bale accumulator, you save a great deal of time! Working environment When the bales are collected, you don't need to drive backwards and forwards across the field to collect the bales. Overview If you choose to just hook up a weighing facility, you can extract a great deal of information; for example the number of bales on the vehicle, how many bales are compressed and much more.

The environment in general The fact that you don't need to drive so much on the field also means that you can reduce the amount of structure damages markedly.

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I use malt syrup as I think it improves the crust a bit. So far, I've stayed with the Very Hot F oven and bake to color, a bit less I found the dough tremendously dry. It taxed the motor on my KitchenAid. To make only 6 bagels would have resulted in rings I followed the recipe, but not the instructions. I let the yeast get frothy and then added in the salt, oil a Ok i am the first to review your recipe! So good crusty on the outside an chewey in the middle these taste like a true bagel!

I did only end up using 4 cups flour this recipe will be Perfect with 4 cups of Canadian flour. Made 6 giant bagels. When boiling, mine floated immediately, so boiled a minute on each side. Kneeded for about 12 minutes, giving a workout to our It's quite tasty. I did change the bread to water to ratio to what i know would work from making tons of bread. I also mixed the dough in my brea The flavor of these is really good, but I had to rate it down because if I wasn't a seasoned bread-maker, I wouldn't have known to not follow the flour amounts recommended here.

Add your flour They were my first attempt at bagels so I was happy that they turned out, but they really were huge. I'm g I just made this recipe. I split the dough into thirds, and made three different types of bagels.

Save to favorites. Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list. Mix on low speed using the dough hook until well-developed, about 8 minutes. To ensure the gluten has developed fully, cut off a walnut-sized piece of dough.

Flour your fingers, and then stretch the dough: if it tears immediately, the dough needs more kneading. Fully developed dough should form a thin translucent "windowpane.This will substantially reduce the amount of time a hay operation spends picking bales. Saved time translates into saved money from less labor and depreciated hours on equipment. Like the generations of accumulators before it, the Bale Accumulator is fully automatic.

The operator can concentrate on the baling process and not worry about the accumulator. If the operator wants to override the automatic unloading, they can eject whatever is on the deck at anytime. Operators can chose from four different automatic unload programs to package the bales in a form that matches their handling abilities.

Bales that are packaged the same way they are to be handled can greatly reduce the time it takes to collect them after baling. Operators can also manually eject the bales carried on the deck at any time. The automatically ejected bales are tight and ready for handling.

The PhiBer Bale Accumulator is designed for many different applications. The 06 Series Accumulators have models for both dry hay and balage applications. The Accumulator is designed to work with bales varying in length from 4. The key for the PhiBer Bale Accumulator to perform in such a wide variety of conditions is its ability to push the bales off the deck rather than tip them off. PhiBer has a patented system to push bales off even if a bale is half out of the chamber allowing operators to unload bales whenever desired.

All PhiBer Accumulators are powered using the tractor hydraulics. Unique to PhiBer is the ability to set them up in all three different hydraulic systems, closed center, open center and closed center load sensing. The Accumulator can run automatically so the operator never has to look back and can focus on the baling operation. The Accumulator is also designed so no daily maintenance is required and have built in safety features to keep both the operator and machine safe while operating and servicing equipment.

The PhiBer 08 Series Accumulators fit most big balers on the market. This option has no impact in standard dry hay conditions. A unique feature to the PhiBer Bale Accumulator is its ability to automatically group bales together in the desired dump pattern. The operator can choose a dump pattern that best matches how they are to be picked up later. An in cab monitor allows the operator to see how many bales are on the deck and manually eject the bales at any time.

The PhiBer Accumulator detects the incoming bale from the front unlike others. This allows operators to work with a variety of bale lengths with little to no adjustments. As the bale button in the front is depressed, a side shift bar moves the bale to the left or right.

When the deck is full to its programmed capacity a push off roller pushes all the bales off the stationary deck. The PhiBer Accumulator features a unique design because it pushes the bales off the deck using a push roller. This allows bales in varying conditions to be ejected evenly from the accumulator.I had this broken sledge laying around in the garage and figured it would be a nice extra in my garden if I would make a plant box out of it. For a while, I wanted to have lavender in my garden, so after the plant box was finished I planted lavender.

The result is a movable and nice looking plant box. Did you use this instructable in your classroom? Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson. In this step, a little creativity is needed. The chances are pretty small that you come across exactly the same sledge as I have right here, but basically what we need is a space to put the container in. I choose to get rit of the middle part of the seat of the sledge that resulted in a nice gap to put the container in.

First, determine the right sizes. Take some extra chicken wire to make sure you have enough overlap. Mark the place where you want the corners of the container this is the place where the bends will be made later. Once you have determined the right size for every piece, you can cut the chicken wire. Second optionaluse a bench grinder or a file to clear the sharp edges. These little nasty iron spikes can hurt you! The third step is to assemble the container.

Using the pliers, you can pull the iron wire through the overlapped holes of 2 pieces of chicken wire. I skipped a few holes before putting the wire through the next hole again, since I found that it was quite stirdy this way. Due to the way they pressed it, straw has a distinct texture.

It's important that the wheat fibres are lying vertically. This way, it will be a lot easier to make a hole and put a plant in it.Our rugged accumulators are towed behind your baler and easily connect to the tractor's hydraulic remotes and better, thus eliminating the need for expensive hitch equipment. Smooth, precision functions keep up with any baler's production and our feed chain eliminates jamming by automatically pulling bales away from your baler, so the accumulator does not have to run fast in order to keep up with the baler.

Plus, our dump system matches your ground speed, without dragging the bales on the ground so it creates tight, uniform packages every time — even on steep or rough terrain. This bolt-on, adjustable hitch attaches to any balers to allow easy towing of your Steffen Accumulator. Flow control valve shown is supplied with the original purchase of a machine.

This kit allows you to connect your Steffen Accumulator behind an in-line baler. This kit lets you connect a Steffen Accumulator to stationary re-baling equipment yet quickly convert back to field operation.

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