5 March 1999

WIN THESE McHALE BALE-WRAPPERS

It may be cold and damp

now, but the silage season

will soon be upon us! Make

sure youre kitted up for it

by winning one of three

pieces of McHale equipment

in our spring competition

Farmers weekly has joined forces with McHale engineering this spring to offer three prizes worth a total of £13,200.

Just study the text, read the rules and then put the list of wrapper features into what you think is the correct order of importance. Then fill in the coupon and send it to us.

McHale 991B round

bale-wrapper

This high-output machine, worth £8475, will produce a tightly-wrapped bale that retains all the natural juices to give maximum nutritional benefit as well as protecting the environment. It comes with a ground-supported bale damper that gently lowers the bale to the ground and eliminates stress on the machines chassis. When the rotating table stops and is raised to the tip position, the heavy-duty bale damper raises to cradle the bale while a second arm is lowered automatically to the ground. Even the heaviest of bales can be handled gently in this way.

A hydraulically-operated cut-and-tie system cuts the film and holds it in position ready to wrap the next bale. This avoids the need to manually reattach the film and works in all weathers.

The McHale dispenser unit consist of two aluminium rollers geared to each other with steel gears of different ratio, giving a consistent film stretch of 70% that ensures optimum film usage. A 55% stretch gear-ratio is also available for warmer climates.

The 991B also comes with a bale wrap monitor, wide low-ground-pressure tyres, film roll holders, a self-loading arm, counterbalance weight, bale support bobbins and a shear bolt unit. The latter protects the gearbox when wrapping misshapen bales.

Optional equipment available includes a single joystick which allows the operator to control all functions from the tractor seat and quickly change from one function to another.

McHale 995LM small

square bale-wrapper

The £3900 995LM is designed to wrap small square bales from a conventional square baler. Small round bales may also be wrapped. The machine comes as standard with a bale counter, 250mm prestretch unit and bale support bobbins. It is hydraulically-driven and control is through a single bank valve mounted on the side of the machine.

Operation involves attaching the machine to a tractor or hydraulic power pack, loading the bale manually on to the machine, attaching the film and operating the single bank valve. When the desired number of rotations has been reached an alarm will sound. The operator then cuts the film and removes the bale from the machine manually.

McHale 691BH round

bale handler

This £730 machine allows both wrapped and unwrapped round bales to be transported. When shifting wrapped bales, two adjustable rollers powered by a double-acting hydraulic ram close to cradle the bale to allow it to be carried safely.

When you remove the rotating rollers, the unit transforms into a spiked bale handler capable of carrying two unwrapped bales of silage at a time. Lift capacity is 1100kg and one double-acting hydraulic service is needed.

So how do you win one of these machines? Simply look at the list of six features of McHale equipment and decide what you think is their correct order of importance. So if you think models and options to suit all situations is the most important, write D in the box on the coupon marked 1. And so on.

When you have filled in the coupon, send it to us. Closing date is Apr 9, 1999.

farmers weekly/McHALEBALE-WRAPPER COMPETITION

My order of importance for the six features of the McHale bale wrapper is:

1………. 2………. 3………. 4………. 5………. 6………..

Full name…………………………………………………………………………………….

Address……………………………………………………………………………………….

…………………………………………………………………………………………………..

…………………………………………………………………………………………………..

……………………………………………………………Post code……………………….

Telephone number………………………………………………………………………..

Are you a farmer? q farm manager? q contractor? q worker? q (Tick whichever applies)

Farm size……………….. Grass acres………………. Beef numbers……………….

Dairy numbers…………………………… Sheep numbers…………………………….

Do you use round bales? q Small conventional bales? q

Please send your completed coupon to: farmers weekly/McHale Bale-wrapper

Competition, farmers weekly, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS.

Closing date is Apr 9, 1999.

Tick if you do not wish to receive direct marketing promotions

from other firms q

READTHERULES

How are the three pieces of McHale equipment to be won?

1 Use your skill and judgement to put the list of six features of the McHale bale-wrapper into what you think is the correct order of importance. Entry coupons will appear in the Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 and Apr 2 issues of farmers weekly.

2 All entries will be examined and the prizes awarded to the competitors whose order for the list of priorities most closely matches that of the judges. In the event of a tie, a tie breaker will be used.

3 The decision of the judges and of the editor of farmers weekly will in all matters be final and legally binding. No correspondence can be entered into.

4 The competition is open to all farmers, farm managers, contractors and farm workers in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, except employees of Reed Business Information and their families, or of employees of McHale Engineering and its distributors, or of farmers weeklys printers.

5 The completed entry forms are the property of farmers weekly and McHale Engineering Ltd.

6 Closing date for receiving completed coupons is Apr 9, 1999. They should be addressed to:

farmers weekly/McHale Bale-Wrapper Competition, farmers weekly, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS.

PICK YOUR PRIORITIES

A: Robust, durable

construction

B: Expert back-up and

after-sales service

C: High resale value

D: Models and options

to suit all situations

E: Reliability

F: Built-in safety

features

Right: McHale 991B round bale-wrapper comes with self-loading arm and rear ground-supported bale damper.

Left: McHale 995LM small square bale-wrapper costs

£3900 and comes with a bale counter and 250mm

pre-stretch unit.

Above: McHale 691BH round bale handler can deal with both wrapped and unwrapped bales.