- The machines boast durable design for years of robust and reliable operation. Excellent durability comes from the drop-forged forks which are a feature of many of these machines. Another solution that improves their service life are the special steel grades used in the production process. The pallet slide fork is made of spring steel that is cold-formed during the production process. Metal-Fach en...gineers have also included solutions for better working comfort and efficiency. The 700 kg bale grip features a hydraulic lock that ensures the correct clamping pressure during handling. This equipment can be coupled with front loaders, while some devices can be coupled directly to a tractor. Another advantage is the multi-purpose use of several units in this range, like the multifunctional bale grip. It can handle bales by clamping or staking for loading or unloading on or from other machines and vehicles.