Samco 1600 CTS bale chaser: In and out

When it comes to round-bale chasers, there are several ways to skin the proverbial cat ... and Samco's CTS is one of them. We caught up with the prototype working in straw, to see how it can quickly load 16 bales and get back out the field gate

by Mervyn Bailey

3 Sep 2021

The CTS chaser has undergone a rather lengthy gestation period since farmer and machine designer Tom Carrigan first came up with the concept for his take on the bale-ferrying job around eight years ago. But now, with Samco onboard, the project is ramping up, with the first factorybuilt prototype in the field this season. And plans are already in place to make a handful of production machines for 2022.