Berlon’s Bale Spear Carriages provide unmatched versatility in handling hay bales. Our standard skid steer bale spear carriage attachment can be purchased with or without a bale guard. We offer several different configurations to accommodate the customer’s needs when moving round or square bales.
- Models available for skid steer loaders, compact tractors, tele-handlers, and wheel loaders
- Conus I or Conus II tines with ratings from 1,795 lbs. to 3,495 lbs, per tine
- Unique 4-sided tapered tine design enables tines to slip into and retract from dense bales easily
- Carriages with and without bale guards giving options to best suit your needs
- All models include universal mounting plate; other mounts available
Proper Tines for Square Bales
When moving square bales, three Conus I, 32.4 inch tines are adequate to pick up two bales at one time. Normally, all three tines are located across the bottom of the carriage. Remember: 32.4 inches is the overall length of the tine, including the threads. Conus I, 40-inch tines are typically too long for separating square bales. They may stick through the side of a bale and put holes in things such as shed, barns, semi tires, and wagon tires.
Tine Set-Up for Round Bales
When moving round bales, a Conus II, 44-inch or 49-inch tine is typically used on top, depending on how thick the bales is (remember the diameter is not the thickness of the bale). For the bottom tines, the most important questions to be answered is whether the carriage setup will be used to dump bales into a bale feeder, TMR mixer, or tub grinder. If so, it is mandatory that the two Conus I 40-inch tines are used on the bottom as stabilizers. This keeps the top tine from supporting all the weight as you dump the bales of the tines. If the bale spear attachment will just be used to move or stack round bales, use of the shorter tines is acceptable. However, the top tine will face extra stress if you drive fast over rough terrain. Our standard bale spear carriage attachments have steps on the sides.