Product focus: Muller Fabrications bale accumulator

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Durability and adaptability are the keys to success for the team at Boonah-based Muller Fabrications, in south-west Queensland.

Product focus: Muller Fabrications bale accumulator
The accumulator is designed with a 500mm of grace to accommodate the occasional larger or smaller bale.

[SPONSORED CONTENT] Whether it’s slashing grass, collecting hay bales or picking them up, the products made at Muller Fabrications are built for the long run.

Company manager Craig Hipathite says being adaptable and easy-to-fix are two of the main reasons behind the success of the bale accumulator.

"Our whole system is universal – it doesn’t matter what kind of baler you have got, it will fit behind it," he says.

"The machine is very, very simple, and we made it simple so that it is easy to fix… 90 per cent of the time we can fix them up over the phone." 

Height adjustable to enable it to fit behind almost any baler, the accumulator is designed with a 500mm of grace to accommodate the occasional larger or smaller bale – while its
mechanical tailgate helps provide a superior pack quality.

It also has a heavy duty RHS frame on body and table coupled with a galvanized floor and a simple hard wired electrical system to help ensure durability.

Hipathite says durability is a trait that extends across the company’s range, from its heavy duty slashers, down to its bale grabs with side arm assembly.

"The grab is a really good example of why we sell a lot of stuff around Australia," he says.

"Our grab still does the same job as our competitors’, but we make it different. We mathematically work things out to be strong rather than throwing material at it."

The bale grabs have a side arm assembly designed to enable optional hydraulic operation, when an additional ram is installed.

"This enables the operator to load hay easily on either side of an obstruction, such as a tailgate. The side arm is on the right hand side to improve visibility and operator comfort, with left hand arm available on request," Muller says.

The bale grabs also come with 1.5m hydraulic hoses as standard, solid drive axles and 13mm-diameter spring steel spears for strength and reliability – something Hipathite says customers are often looking for – particularly those that hire
large numbers of workers.

Durability, he says, is also a key factor for buyers of slashers, which Hipathite makes in sizes ranging from 1.8m to 3.7m and for tractors of between 75–200 horsepower (56–149kW).

"Because it is Australian made, if someone wants something different we can incorporate things really easily," he says.

"Different people want slightly different things. Obviously they have to wait for it if they want it bespoke, but it really doesn’t matter much to us."

Regardless of the specialty features, Hipathite says the deep decks with their obstruction-free underside are standard across the range.


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