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    Default Picking a bale spear

    I have a 3 point bale spear but need a quick attach FEL bale spear. Is there any preference to the two large spikes vs 1 large spike and 2 smaller ones? Thanks

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    Default Re: Picking a bale spear

    Will you be handling round bales, or square? Multi-prong spears give you a bit more controlof the bales. Not too much of an issue unless you are dealing with the large square bales.

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    Default Re: Picking a bale spear

    The bales I get are pretty darn heavy. I don't exactly know how much they weigh but they probably fall in the large bale category.

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    I use a two spear, my dad a single. Doesn't seem to make much difference one way or another. We have 4x5 round bales.
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    Default Re: Picking a bale spear

    I wouldn't use one with just a single spear as the bale is susceptible to moving and just a little swing might be enough to get you in trouble. Get a spear with a single long center spear and 2 short ones that go into the bottom part of the bale to keep it stable. My brother in law bought a used 3 point hitch one and never used it, instead bought one of the bolt on the FEL bucket which put a lot of strain on the bucket AND decreased his lift capacity to marginal to pick up the larger round bales. I encouraged him to buy the Everything Attachments QA plate adapter for I think $149 including tax and shipping and I modified the 3 point hitch one to weld onto the QA plate. Now he can move those large bales with ease even double stack them with his Boomer 2030 NH tractor.
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    Default Re: Picking a bale spear

    I would get the two,it will also fit perfect for pallets. I have unloaded a ton of feed with mine several time..
    I have one of each and prefer the two spears,I can even grab two 4x5 bales at a time on front...

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    Default Re: Picking a bale spear

    i would go with the quicktatch hay forks insted of the quicktatch spear.both of our 4x4 tractors have quicktatch hay forks an rear 3pt spears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foreman Etexas View Post
    I would get the two,it will also fit perfect for pallets. I have unloaded a ton of feed with mine several time..
    I have one of each and prefer the two spears,I can even grab two 4x5 bales at a time on front...
    I don't even own pallet forks because the double spear works so well. I've even picked up three bales, two on the bottom with one in the middle up top.

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    Default Re: Picking a bale spear

    We sell many more single bale spears with two small lower spears to keep the bale from shifting however the double big spear idea for pallets makes it a more versatile tool. We have a wide variety of bale spears on our site that ship free to a business or supporting freight terminal within 1,000 miles of Newton, NC.
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    Default Re: Picking a bale spear

    Quote Originally Posted by DT86 View Post
    I don't even own pallet forks because the double spear works so well. I've even picked up three bales, two on the bottom with one in the middle up top.
    I had bought the pallet forks already but use the double hay spear just like them,not worth changing out.. I do use a single spear on 3point,I can get net.wrap off easier,than having to drop and turn around pick up with loader,may get a hay un-roller this year and do away with the hay ring mess.

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