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1. (WO2001001756) BALE HANDLING APPARATUS

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/001756    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2000/002557
Publication Date: Fri Jan 12 00:59:59 CET 2001 International Filing Date: Tue Jul 04 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: A01D 87/12
Applicants: CESTRIAN INSPIRATION LIMITED
HUGHES, Michael, John
MEDDINS, Christopher, Edward
Inventors: HUGHES, Michael, John
MEDDINS, Christopher, Edward
Title: BALE HANDLING APPARATUS
Abstract:
A bale handling apparatus comprises a support surface, e.g. smooth elongate conveyor belt (26), for supporting a rectangular bale. The apparatus can be pivoted between a bale loading position in which the surface of the conveyor belt (26) is inclined to the horizontal and an operative, generally horizontal, position in which it can support a bale. The apparatus further comprises a plurality of pivotally mounted hooks (46) which engage and retain the bale when the apparatus is in its loading position. The apparatus is then pivoted to its operative position.