Square Bale Flaker

Efficiently handle and feed square bales

Utilize the Hydra Bed system to load, transport and incrementally feed large square bales at the operator's discretion.

2 YEAR SYSTEM WARRANTY, 5 YEAR STRUCTURAL WARRANTY

HydraFLKR Makes Range Feeding Simple!

The introduction of large square hay packages in the '80's provided producers the ability to mechanically harvest, handle, stack and transport bales more efficiently. For over three decades, many of our customers have utilized their Hydra Bed systems to load and transport these large square bales. In most ranch situations, range feeding of these "big squares" has been a 2-person task, typically requiring a driver and someone on the truck bed to separate and drop individual flakes off to the cattle.

Triple C, Inc. developed the Hydra FLKR™ (Patent #6,817,820) to safely and efficiently accomplish this task with a single operator, greatly reducing costs and risk of injury. After bales are loaded, utilizing the proven power and dependability of the Hydra Bed®, the Hydra FLKR™ separates flakes from each bale, then drops them onto the ground or feed aprons as well as into bunks, hay rings or tire feeders. The operator controls the rate at which each bale is processed.

To minimize leaf loss, flake separation is accomplished utilizing an innovative retracting finger mechanism. The hydraulic bale ramping function helps control premature flake drop. The bale advance design provides incremental feeding rates at the operator’s discretion. The machine is powered by the Hydra Bed® hydraulic system and is controlled from the driver’s seat. The Hydra FLKR™ is easily and quickly installed on most Hydra Bed® models and can be removed in minutes when the feeding season is completed.

Features

Driver's Seat Control

  • Hand-held pendant controls flake, push and ramp functions
  • Bale loading utilizes standard Hydra Bed® controls

Mounting System

  • Simple, secure 4-point installation system
  • Fast mounting and removal
  • Quick-disconnects for hydraulic and electrical circuits

Feeding

  • Driver’s side discharge
  • Feed grass, legume, cane or grain crop bales
  • Gentle action minimizes leaf-loss
  • Feed in bunks, along feed aprons, in tires or on the ground
  • Hydraulic platform ramping controls flake drop rate

Flake Separation

  • Separates flakes with innovative lifting action
  • Dispenses individual flakes or groups of flakes (dependent on bale conditions)
  • Hydraulic pusher allows operator to determine feeding rate

Hydraulic System

  • Powered by Hydra Bed® hydraulic system
  • Capable of use with other power sources (contact factory)

(See "Hydraulic Requirements" below)

Bale Loading

  • Self-loading when installed on Hydra Bed® equipped trucks
  • Handles square bale sizes 3x3, 3x4, 4x4
  • Bale weights up to 2,500 lbs.

The Hydra Bed® arms are equipped with bale engagement attachments to securely grip and load bales onto the Hydra FLKR™. A second bale may be carried in the arms during transport and feeding. The unit may also be loaded by a tractor loader or other suitable equipment.

Note: Hydra Bed® bale engagement attachments require approximately 10” of clearance between bale tier ends for successful retrieval from stacks.

The Hydra FLKR lets us easily and accurately supplement cows with our high-quality purchased hay. When feeding these big square bales on winter pasture to our 250 cows, there is virtually no waste. The machine (the Hydra FLKR) lets one operator quickly meter out just the amount the cattle need for that day."

Dale Bowman, Bowman Farms - Missouri

Media

Triple C Informational Video

See how the HydraFLKR separates flakes from each bale!


See the Square Bale Flaker up close in the gallery.

Specifications

Hydra FLKRâ„¢
Bale Sizes 4'x4'x8' (2,000#); 3'x4'x8' (1,500#); 3'x3'x8' (1,000#); Note: 3'x4' and 4'x4' bales require platform extension kit
Minimum Pressure 1,700 PSI
Minimum Flow 3 GPM
Weight 650 lbs.
Width 33"
Height 10"
Length 101"

The specifications for Square Bale Flaker are subject to change without notice.

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