"Unroller" pulls round bales apart and conveys them into a conventional
small square baler.
“We raise 250 acres of hay each year and also do custom baling for others.
We sell most of our own hay to horse owners who prefer small square bales.
The problem is that we use round balers in the field because they’re so
much faster and require less labor. That’s why we came up with this
unroller,” says T. Whipple Simpson and his son, Henry, Cochran, Ga.
|He has all components on his unroller are standard off-the-shelf
parts. You can use any commercial square baler with the unroller.
You can use any commercial square baler with the unroller. It generally
takes 3 people to run the unroller at full capacity. One person with
a front-end loader bales onto the machine and cuts the twine off.
A second person runs the hydraulic levers that control the unrolling operation. All functions are reversible or can be stopped instantly.
The third person does all the stacking of square bales onto trucks or trailers. Simpson built a conveyor to make this easy. It rolls back and forth on a telescopic extension so the bales so the bales simply fall off the conveyor at the feet of the operator on the truck or trailer.
Simpson showed off the EZ Unroller for the first time at the Sunbelt
Show in Georgia this fall. He has already sold six units by word
of mouth. A single unrolling unit, which is powered by tractor hydraulics,
sells for $17,000. A double unit, with it’s own 50-hp. Engine and self-contained
hydraulics, sells for $40,000.
Courtesy of Farm Show