Zimmerman Bale Elevator

Part #: 380 Bale Elevator
A Versatile Economical Elevator for Bales & Ear Corn Well balanced, ruggedly built for many years of trouble free service, with a wide variety of practical sizes & heights.
Elevating Bales...   The Zimmerman "380" Portable Elevator combines a reliable top drive with a #50 single pitch roller chain. You can move up to twenty four 48" bales per minute with flights set at 4 ft. intervals. Flights are made from 12 gauge reinforced galvanized steel to eliminate bending. Non-tilt heavy duty flights keep bales from tumbling back, even at a practical and safe 50° maximum elevation. The Zimmerman "380" can be powered with an optional electric motor, or with Bottom Drive PTO.

Elevating Ear Corn...   Put more corn in the bin per hour... and save valuable time during your busy harvest season... with a Zimmerman "380" Portable Elevator. The "380" has 4½" rugged non-tilt flights that run the full width of the trough for smooth handling. Hopper is standard equipment. A baffle plate keeps ear corn from jamming in the bottom of the elevator. To make ear corn handling even faster, an optional set of flights reduces space between flights from 4 ft to 2 ft.  


  • Elevator can be raised to full elevation without fear of collapsing. A 40 ft. elevator can lift bales and ear corn to a height of 31 ft. Uses #55 standard steel detachable chain or optional #62 chain to convey material. Chain rides on wooden stripes which lengthens life of chain and trough bottom and allows for a quiet operation. Hand crank has a new built-in self-activating friction brake assuring safer operation by eliminating the danger of the winch handle slipping from your hand and spinning out of control. Standard htich is supplied. Wheels have tapered bearing making elevator more portable.
  • Corn Screen ... Standard equipment corn screen keeps trash and loose grain from entering storage bins to block the flow of air through stored ear corn. To suit varying conditions, a metal slide can close the holes in the screen.
  • Top Drive ... Saves power, lengthens chain life. While the top half of the chain works, the bottom half coasts. Chains last longer and don't kink. Safety guard over the driver sprockets and chain is standard. Bale turner and platform are optional. Can be set to deliver bales to the right or left.
  • Discharge Chute ... Optional chute is quick and easy to install or detach. The 4' spout can be set to discharge right, left or straight ahead. Gives an easy to control constant flow of ear corn in any direction.

Model 380
Speed 94 ft/min
Chain size, std/opt #55 / #62
Chain adjustment by adjusting bolts at boot
Bearings sealed, self-aligning
Size 12 gauge x 4½" x 19½"
Spacing, std/opt 48"/24"
Model 380
Material 16 gauge
galvanized steel
Depth 7"
Width 20¼"
Power Required:
28', 32' 1 hp
36' 1½ hp
40' 2 hp
44', 48' 3 hp
Length Track Width Elevating Range Wheels Flights
28' 64" 7' to 20' 14" 14
32' 64" 8' to 23' 14" 16
36' 76" 9' to 28' 14" 18
40' 76" 10' to 31' 14" 20
44' 88" 12' to 34' 14" 22
48' 88" 14' to 37' 14" 24

480 Series Elevator

The 480 Series Elevator is an elevator designed to meet a variety of applications. Manufactured of 16 gauge galvanized steel or stainless steel it is a lightweight yet sturdy machine to help you load or unload more efficiently. Featuring a belt speed of up to 300 feet per minute it will definitely speed loading time. Its ball bearings can be greased regularly to keep them operating smoothly. The hand crank has a built in self-activating friction brake assuring safer operation by eliminating the danger of the handle slipping out of your hand and out of control. Also available is the option of a trailer hitch allowing you to transport it from job to job. The axles also have quality ball bearings enabling you to tow the machine at road speeds comfortably. 

  • Removing wood scraps
  • Piling firewood
  • Loading mulch
  • Loading poultry manure
  • Unloading fertilizer
  • Recycling operations

Specs 480 Series
Trough Material 16 gauge galvanized steel
or stainless steel
Depth of Trough 7"
Width of Trough 20¼"
Powered By: Honda 13 hp Belt Drive or Hydraulic
Drive Hydraulic Motor
5 hp Electric Motor Belt Drive
Optional Features Stainless steel trough construction
Trailer hitch - custom ball size
28' 64" 7' - 20'
32' 64" 8' - 23'
36' 76" 9' - 28'
40' 76" 10' - 31'
44' 88" 12' - 34'
48' 88" 14' - 37'

880 Series Portable Elevator

Portable Bale Elevator & Mow Conveyor

The basic 16' unit can be moved manually or set up as a stationary unit. The 24' to 48' units are mounted on a rugged running gear for portability, even at highway speeds. This unit set up permanently outside your barn and and operated with the mow conveyor will easily handle all your bale conveying needs.
The compact drive unit allows you to move more bales more efficiently. Motor and speed reduction is completely enclosed for safer and lower maintenance requirements. There are no belta or chains to replace or adjust. This unit is designed to pull the load, not push, thus increasing the life of your conveyor chain.

Elevator Length Track Width Recommended HP Elevating Range
24' 64" ½ hp 9' 6" - 18' 6"
32' 64" ¾ hp 9' 6" - 20' 6"
40' 64" 1 hp 9' 6" - 25' 6"
48' 76" 1 hp 10' - 26'