June 24, 2008
You can’t always have a loader tractor nearby when you need it, and you don’t always have two people to help load hay with a winch system. Bale Bucker lets you load four bales from the ground to your hay rack. A lot of smart folks have told me they were going to invent something like this, but too late, it’s here and it’s great !
I have seen several trailer ladders that are just plain flimsy. Bale Bucker comes with a heavy duty solid ladder rated at 280 lbs. How did they know my size?
This is my kind of work, just pushing a button. You just pin the bale cradle to the ladder lift, add a bale and push the button. The whole unit is made solid with powder coated steel ” even the button is heavy duty. This has a simple design similar to a garage door rail, and is very easy to install. The Bale Bucker can be installed in 30 minutes with two people and a drill. The screws and nuts are self locking.
On top of the ladder is the steel box with the electric motor. The box is also a platform for the bale to sit on and get placed in the hay rack by the next bale. This product was made with a well thought-out design and is strong enough to outlast your trailer. At the rate of 9 seconds per bale, it gets the chores done fast, too.
Your Bale Bucker comes in one box. Mine came UPS, 103 lbs. It was wrapped up like King Tut’s mummy, carefully padded to keep the finish looking great. The instructions even tell you to lay the ladder on the bubble wrap to bolt it together. You’ll have plenty of bubble wrap after you unwrap it.
The ladder brackets have padding to protect your trailer skin. The ladder steps have traction strips. When the bale cradle is at the top of the ladder, it doubles as a hand rail so you can safely climb in the rack.
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