Skid Steer Bale Accumulator & Grapples
Think you don't need a skid steer bale accumulator grapple? Think again! This handy tool can make your life so much easier, and it's perfect for anyone who wants to move large quantities of hay quickly and easily. Keep reading to find out more about what a skid steer bale accumulator grapple is and how it can help you get the job done. You might be surprised at just how useful this tool can be!
The Importance of Keeping Small Square Hay Bales Dry
Hay is an important food source for many farm animals, including cattle, horses, and goats. Hay is typically made from grasses, such as alfalfa, that have been cut and dried. The drying process is important, as it helps to preserve the hay's dry matter and nutritional value. If hay gets wet in the field it can lead to a loss of dry matter and nutrients.
Hay that has been rained on is also more likely to mold or mildew, which can be harmful to animals if they consume it. As a result, it is important to take steps to keep hay dry, such as storing it in a barn.
Here is where a hay accumulator saves the day. With just one machine, you can pick up and load hundreds of small square hay bales from the field and bring them to the safety of the barn each day.
Square Bale Handlers
We provide our customer with Square Bale Handlers from Berlon Industries. This square bale handler can handle bales up to 2300 pounds and 96” wide. Although this is not technically a hay accumulator, this type of grapple is still insanely popular.
Berlon has designed the square bale handler to be adjustable in width, so you can be sure it will fit practically any bale size. The right arm is hydraulically operated, while the left arm is manually adjustable. Given this set up, your new square bale handler can be adjusted to handle 43 1/8” to 96” bales.
The arms are designed to be able to move wrapped bales without damage, keeping your hay dry and nutritious.
Hay Accumulator For Compact Track Loaders and Tractors
The Bale accumulator grapple is among the best selling type of bale handler we sell. Coming in 10 pack or 6 pack configurations, you can easily unload hundreds of small square bales of hay onto a trailer with ease.
A small square bale accumulator grapple comes with a universal skid steer quick attach mount to fit nearly all modern skid steers and tractors. These types of bale accumulators use hooks that are mechanically connected to a hydraulic cylinder. When the square bales are in position and ready to load, the hydraulic cylinder is actuated from your skid steer to pull the hooks down, grabbing the bales of hay.
With this equipment, one man can easily lift dozens of bales from the ground and load them onto a trailer in no time.
Transporting Round Bale
Do you have round wrapped bales that need to be transported without a spear? Blue Diamond has engineered one of the strongest round bale handlers using a strong tubular design. We know that you’ll be impressed with the strength behind this hydraulic round bale handler.
Use your skid steer or tractor to move large round bales with Blue Diamond’s Round Bale Handler. This is a squeeze type round bale handler that can transport round bales whether they are standing up, or lying flat.
Blue Diamond has designed this attachment to handle round bales up to 60” wide and 2,000 pounds.
Hydraulic hoses and flat face couplers are included, along with a universal skid steer mount.
Round Bale Grapples
If you are looking for a more traditional round bale grapple, we have you covered. Built by our American manufacturers Haugen Attachments and Top Dog Attachments, these bale grapples are built to out perform all others.
Haugen Attachments builds round bale grapples with telehandler couplers to fit Cat, Skytrak, Gehl, Manitou, Genie and JLG. They also provide round bale grapples with skid steer quick attach mounts to fit your skid steer or tractor.
Haugen’s telehandler round bale grapples come in 72”, 84”, or 96” widths, with 80” grapple openings. The bucket its self is 30” tall and 42” deep. With it’s professional powder coated finish, Haugen’s round bale grapple will keep you impressed with its strength and clean look.
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