|Near the end of the video|
I started counting the different movements this attachment can make because each one requires at least one hydraulic ram. Below are the movements.
- raise and lower the tines for transport to the field vs. field use: 6
- raise and lower the rear "wings": 4
- raise and lower the far front tine bar: 1
- raise and lower the entire front attachment: this is done with the tractor's hitch
- raise and lower the far rear wings bar: 1
- raise and lower the near rear wings bar: 1
- raise and lower the entire rear attachment: this is done with the tractor's hitch
|Timestamp 3:56 of the video|
|Timestamp 0: 21|
When I visit farm equipment dealers, I'm going to have to look for attachments of this complexity in terms of the number of hydraulic circuits being controlled and verify they also have electric wires running between the cab and the attachment. I have yet to see electrically controlled hydraulic valves in person.
The You Tube comments for this video had the theme that a self-loading wagon would be a better solution. Issues raised with this solution were: ground compaction, complexity, and illegal to carry a load on the roads.
Update: a video of a method to stack big square bales six at a time. It makes a stack that is 3+3+3+2+1 that is then covered by plastic.
|TrucksMedia at 11:50|
|Screenshot from a video posted by Ulku Koroglu|
|This thumbnail seems to be bogus. The video shows multiple approaches for picking up bales, but nothing this complex.|