Farmer designs low-cost 12-in-1 handler

Irish farmer and engineer Raymond McShane has come up with a 12-in-1 multi-unit that is based on two frames and goes on the back of the tractor. One frame stays on the tractor, while the other connects to the tractor’s linkage via a quick-fit system.

The linkage frame comes with a choice of five attachments: a single bale-spike, a two-bale spike, a bale-handler/stacker, a towing unit and a lifting jib.

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Meanwhile, a secondary frame gives the user seven more implements, including single pallet forks, double pallet forks, muck/grass/bush forks, a flatbed carry-all, transport box, calf/lamb crate and bracken stubber.

The unit can be bought as a complete set or you can have the linkage frame and then add different attachments to it. Cost of the whole unit is £1,800-£2,000 and a front loader version is said to be available soon. He can be contacted on 00353 877 563 689.