Introducing the Tuskan, a Hay Bale Spike for Round and Square Bales Alike
A farm can range from a small family operation to a full-blown industrial outfit, but no matter the size of the business, safety and efficiency are always important factors. Considering how important safety is to the average farmer, however, it is almost remarkable that the transportation and loading of hay bales into a feed mixer still remains such a dangerous and time-consuming task.
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On most farms, the best way to move a bale of hay, whether it is a compact square bale or a round bale that weighs thousands of kilograms, is by using a bale fork on a forklift to get the job done. Bales are usually wrapped up in string or some other kind of material meant to keep them together for ease and cleanliness of transportation and the bale fork literally stabs into the middle of the bale in order to pick it up. Once you drive the forklift over to the feed mixer and position the bale over the grinding rotors of the machine, you have to get out of the cab and climb up a ladder to manually trim the strings or wrapping so that the hay can be detached from the fork. Needless to say, the process is long and out-of-date, not to mention the fact that most farmers do not exactly appreciate having to hang themselves over the side of a dangerous feed mixer just to trim a piece of string and grind a bale of hay.
The Tuskan is a better and more advanced variety of hay bale spike. Using twin spikes, arranged in a parallel, horizontally facing fashion so they can function more as arms than typical bale spikes or forks, the Tuskan uses hydraulics to actually grip a hay bale and carry it from its storage spot to its destination in an efficient and thoroughly modern fashion. The Tuskan bale spike is a forklift attachment, meaning it can be used with a farm's existing machinery rather than requiring an owner to buy a whole new arsenal of equipment. There is a reason why the Tuskan is considered a cost-effective and revolutionary farming solution.
A Versatile Bale Spike for All Hay Moving Purposes
One of the greatest things about the Tuskan is that it is not limited to the size, shape, weight or packaging method of the hay bale at hand. Need to move a three-foot square bale? The Tuskan spike can act as a square bale spike, either with its hydraulic grip arms or in a more traditional bale spike manner. Need to drop a nine-foot-wide round bale into your mixer? The Tuskan's hydraulic arms can expand to fit even the largest round bales, making it the perfect round bale spike. And because of the pressure and force that this bale spike can exert on a bale of hay, farmers will be able to move their bales with or without string and wrapping holding it together. No longer will farmhands have to lean over the feed mixer to cut a string; thanks to the Tuskan's strong grip and intuitive control scheme, farmers can now trim strings a safe distance from the grinding blades of the mixer and then pick up the way once more to drop it in.