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Which wrapped bale handler

Discussion in 'Machinery' started by farmerbill, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. farmerbill

    farmerbill Member

    Which type wrapped bale handler is best for mostly round bales but also a few squares?

    Elephant trunk style or parallel squeeze style?

    Benefits/ drawbacks of each?
     
  2. RhysT

    RhysT Member

    We use a Mchale soft hands but we do stack on ends. It’s very versatile.
    It’s good carrying square bales too until they get to about 5ft odd long. We bought a second one after 18 Months as we were pleased with the first one and to save swapping it over from tractor to handler.
     
  3. I would second the mchale soft hands.

    Cracking tool and we do all feedig out with it as well pulling rounds apart etc (chopped).

    Will as said handle square to a size and also used here for 8x4x4 straw lifted from the top.

    Great tool.
     
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  4. Ducati899

    Ducati899 Member

    Location:
    north dorset
    Yep Mchale soft hand one here too
     
  5. ih1455xl

    ih1455xl Member

    Location:
    northampton
    IMG_3454.JPG Same here love it
     
  6. Agrispeed

    Agrispeed Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    Ive just bought a Albutt F352 over the top grab to do a mix of rounds and squares.

    Very impressed, its a fairish chunk of metal but very well finished and very heavily built. The arm has quite a neat design too. It wasn't exactly cheap though.
     
  7. euroliner

    euroliner Member

    I seen on J bourne tractors website he had a fairly decent looking one for around 700 anyone had any experience of it
     
  8. Poorbuthappy

    Poorbuthappy Member

    Location:
    Devon
    Anyone using soft hands type find any issue damaging wrap if only using 4 layers?
    I'm used to over top type which are squeezing on the ends where there's extra wrap
     
  9. We tend to have 6 layers but have handled fours too.
    Have never seen any issues with either that couldn't be blamed on me as opposed to machine!! Very odd bale damaged but that is generally doing something slightly wrong!
     
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  10. Mouser

    Mouser Member

    Location:
    near Belfast
    Can't Imagine another couple of microns of plastic will save a bale from mechanical damage!
     
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