Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to stop when loading bales?

No. Just as when you’re loading small bales, you do not have to stop at each bale before or while loading it. We have designed and built our clamps strong enough to withstand tens of thousands of impacts with 3×3’s and 3×4’s at speeds of up to 5 mph!

How fast can I go when making contact with bales?

We recommend that you do not travel any faster than 5 mph when hitting 3×3’s and 3×4’s. Once you have made contact with the bale and it’s off the ground, you can speed up to decrease the travel time between bales.

Will a Mil-Stak Clamp void my New Holland warranty?

No. Starting with the 2008 H9870’s and H9880’s, putting a Mil-Stak Clamp on a New Holland self propelled bale wagon no longer voids the factory warranty. In fact, all 2008 and newer New Holland self propelled bale wagons leave the factory with all the necessary holes drilled for a Mil-Stak Clamp. The onboard computer is also programmed to know when a Mil-Stak Clamp is installed and lock out the small bale stack patterns and enable the big bale stack patterns.

How long does it take to switch between big bales and small bales?

The first few times you switch between big bales and small bales, it may take 45 minutes to an hour. After you get the hang of it, you can plan on about half an hour to make the switch.

Can I stack 4x4’s with a New Holland self propelled?

We do not recommend stacking 4×4’s with a New Holland self propelled bale wagon and a Mil-Stak Clamp. While our clamp can handle the additional weight of 4×4’s, the second table cylinder on the New Holland wagon does not have enough force to efficiently lift 4×4’s and transfer them to the load rack.

Why does Mil-Stak not make clamps for wagons older than a 1095/1089?

As of 2015 we do not have access to various components needed to mount our clamps to these older wagons.