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    I am looking at buying the attached bale carrier. I am a complete newbie at this so I wanted to get some thoughts/suggestions on this piece of equipment.
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    What kind of bales are you carrying?

    That pic looks just like a plain set of pallet forks.

    Fine for large square bales. But if you are going to carry rounds, a spear is the best. But I suppose those forks would work too.
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    Well, in the near term I am going to be using it to carry 3 foot tall by 4 foot long concrete whistles. I could pick them up with my front end loader, but I think this would make it easier to slide the whistles together. They weigh about 800 or 900 lbs apiece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PumpingPete View Post
    Well, in the near term I am going to be using it to carry 3 foot tall by 4 foot long concrete whistles. I could pick them up with my front end loader, but I think this would make it easier to slide the whistles together. They weigh about 800 or 900 lbs apiece.
    How much are they asking?

    It looks quite heavy duty and well made for a home made 3-point fork set.

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    They are asking $125. Not a bad deal really. I couldn't make it for that.

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    What is a concrete whistle?
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    Back in the day, instead of metal whistles, they would use clay covered in concrete for the whistles. They last a long time. Our best estimate was that these were installed around 1960 or so and they are still in great shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Hoffman View Post
    What is a concrete whistle?
    Quote Originally Posted by PumpingPete View Post
    Back in the day, instead of metal whistles, they would use clay covered in concrete for the whistles. They last a long time. Our best estimate was that these were installed around 1960 or so and they are still in great shape.
    Hey Pete, that ain't much help. We still don't know what you are talking about. I googled it and it might be a fence post but that doesn't seem right.
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    I will post some pic's tonight if possible. Probably should have said culvert, not whistle.

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    OK, culverts. Never heard them called whistles though. I have heard them referred to as "jars" or "tiles."

    The forks look like they would be fine. Seem to be heavy duty. Go for it.
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