There are many uses for hay bales including as pet supplies for animal bedding. The Bale spear is one attachment that helps to get these bales moving. Designed to spike through the middle of round hay bales, the bale spear is often attached to the rear of a tractor. It can also be used with a skid steer, or with a front-end loader that's been installed on a tractor (1). Serving as a bale mover, the bale spear attachment allows the operator to easily pick up and transport large hale bales, to move them under cover for the winter or for other reasons (like feeding cattle).
Transport For Agricultural Parts
You may need a new bale spear and have just purchased one in a different location. Or, you may require transport of a bale spear from shop to shop, or because mechanical work is required before it will fit on your tractor with other accessories.
Whatever your reasons for requiring transport, we are adept at moving heavy agricultural parts. We can carry bale spears large or small - and we can even accommodate multiple units in a single shipment.
You don't have to put up with slow transit times or ambiguous delivery dates. A1 Auto Transport can offer you express transport if needed, and we always do our utmost to deliver your equipment on time. If you're tired of working with hauling companies that just don't seem to care - then come experience the difference we can provide.
If you'd like to take advantage of our extensive service options, these are available to you. Examples include GPS tracking and door-to-door delivery, which are both highly convenient. We also include complimentary insurance coverage on all of our shipments - for your peace of mind. We're a global provider too, able to handle moves both nationwide and internationally.
So, why not call us today? We'll discuss your specific shipping needs, and create a personalized quote in just minutes over the phone. Our top priority is to satisfy our customers.
(1) Often mounted on the rear of a tractor or on a skid steer: Baler
Sometimes mounted on a front-end loader that’s been installed on a tractor: Loader (equipment)
Frequently Asked Questions
The answer depends on how you're having your bale spear transported. Since it's an attachment, you could have it shipped as cargo on its own. But you'll need to hire a shipping company if you have the bale spear moved with a tractor, skid-steer, or front-end loader.
A flatbed trailer is usually utilized in each case because it’s very flexible, open on all sides except where it’s attached to the truck, and any vehicle can be secured easily with the right equipment
However, an RGN or step-deck trailer might be a better choice if you're using a front-end loader because a shipping company can use its own ramps to load the heavier vehicle without worrying about balance.
The answer depends on your destination and the route taken to reach it. On its own, there aren't any specific regulations for transporting a bale spear because although it's a piece of heavy equipment, it doesn't cross any weight limitations.
Of course, there are still permits and inspections at borders that a shipping company has to prepare for. And since specialized vehicles are transported independently, it's significantly more expensive than standard vehicles like cars.
If your destination is far from central city routes, which farms often are, it'll naturally cost more. And if it must be transported across multiple state borders, the cost will also be higher.
There aren't any special regulations when transporting a bale spear, no matter what it's attached to, because all three primary vehicles fall within the weight, width, length, and height limitations set by states.
The weight limitation for an oversized load is 46000 pounds, and an agricultural tractor weighs 5000 to 6000 pounds, which puts it well below that number. A skid-steer is slightly heavier, and an average one weighs approximately 7500 pounds. Both can easily be transported on a flatbed trailer.
A front-end loader is heavier, and some may weigh up to 15000 pounds, which is why an RGN or step-deck trailer is used. But it still doesn't pass the weight limit, so there aren't any specific regulations for bale spears.
The total delivery time depends on several factors, some of which can be controlled and others that can't.
For one, the shipping company plays a significant role because it controls the logistics, like deciding which route to take and when to transport. It must survey uncontrollable factors like the weather and traffic flow on major roads to ensure efficient delivery.
If your destination is farther away, then it'll take longer. If you pay for expedited shipping, the company will adjust orders to ensure yours reaches you sooner.