Minimising damage to forage through the movement of bales looks to be significantly improved by the development of Alo’s new bale handler, Flexibal®.
“We’ve always known that the movement of wrapped bales is a tricky task, with many producers incurring wastage due to rips and tearing,” says Graham Gould, Alo technical support specialist.
He says it was the prevention of these losses that inspired the production of Flexibal®. “We responded to customer demand by creating a bale handler with smaller rollers to allow easier access to bales, when moving, stacking or feeding conserved forage. It’s particularly of use for bales that have become squashed in storage, and are difficult to access.
“The new Flexibal® will soon be available with smaller rollers. The new smaller roller is 89mm diameter, compared to the current roller which is 129mm. “The new roller design allows for easier access for bales that have settled over the winter,” Says Graham.
“The generous length and diameter of the rotating steel tubes mounted on two powerful stone fork tines means that bales are handled with precision,” says Graham, who adds that it applies an even pressure under the bale that provides even more accuracy.
“Furthermore when the rotating steel tubes are removed, the fork tines can be used for pallet handling (max. 1000kgs) and a spike,” he adds.
The prices for the new Flexibal® with small rollers start from £1025 retail. The new bale handler will be on display at this year Royal Highland Show on 23-26 June and at The Royal Welsh Show on 18-21 July.