Hay recompression and netting machine

  • US 5,570,565 A
  • Filed: 02/21/1995
  • Issued: 11/05/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/12/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An apparatus for inserting at least one bale of a fibrous agricultural product into a tubular material, comprising:

  • a. a holding chamber having an input end and an outlet;

    a line extending between the input end and the outlet defining a holding chamber axis;

    b. means for positioning the tubular material having two opposing open ends around the holding chamber so that a portion of one of the open ends of the tubular material extends outwardly past an end of the outlet of the holding chamber; and

    c. means for advancing said bale through the outlet of the holding chamber so that the end of said bale exiting the outlet expands and contacts the portion of the tubular material that extends outwardly past the end of the outlet and pulls the tubular material off the holding chamber onto said bale as the bale is advanced out of the outlet, thereby containing the bale within the tubular material.

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