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Bale Spear's Discovery Season 3 appearance.

Bale Spear is a heavyweight robot which competed in the third season of the BattleBots reboot on Discovery and Science. It was a four-wheeled, invertible, red and white, box-shaped robot armed with an adjustable pneumatic spear similar to that of DooAll. Bale Spear is named after its weapon, a bale spear, which is used in farming and coincides with the team's farming theme.

It performed poorly, losing all three of its matches.

Bale Spear didn't return for Season 4, as the team planned on making it even better and have planned to return for Season 5 with some new wheels and a lifting bucket based slightly off a bulldozer.

Outside of BattleBots, Earl would also compete with a featherweight called Cultivator, armed with a front steel plow and various tie spikes on the back. It was last seen at the 2020 Motorama event before the shutdown.

Robot History

Discovery Season 3

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Bale Spear loses one of its wheels.

Bale Spear first fought with Parallax in a Tag Team match against Double Dutch and Basilisk. Before the match, Bale Spear encountered a driving issue and some smoke and had to be pulled out, but managed to get ready with just seconds to spare. The match was off to a poor start as Bale Spear was shoved into the arena screws by its own teammate, then had one of its tires snagged on Double Dutch's upper blade. This hindered Bale Spear's mobility greatly but Bale Spear continued to try and fight. Unfortunately, it wasn't able to do much and eventually lost drive on all wheels but the one that was missing a tire, leaving it unable to continue. Time ran out and the judges awarded a unanimous 3-0 decision to Double Dutch and Basilisk.

Bale Spear's next match was drawn against Valkyrie and Predator in an undercard rumble. The rumble started out evenly, but once Valkyrie quickly knocked out Predator, they turned to Bale Spear. Bale Spear bravely fought despite not having the design capable of causing damage or really providing any advantage against Valkyrie. Bale Spear soon lost the front right wheel, then the left, leaving it down to its two rear wheels. Unfortunately, Bale Spear soon had one of its rear wheel's tires dislodged by Valkyrie, followed shortly thereafter by the other one getting dislodged. Eventually, Bale Spear was down to just two wheel rims and could only twitch in place. Bale Spear and Predator were both counted out, giving Valkyrie the win by KO.

Bale Spear participated in another Tag Team match with its new partner Double Dutch, facing off against Predator and Petunia for a USA vs The World battle. When the match began, Bale Spear was quick to get on the attack but wasn't able to cause any damage. Unfortunately, they managed to make contact with teammate Double Dutch's spinning bars and lost their right rear tire. This left them struggling to even drive properly around the arena but they kept going anyway. Eventually, Bale Spear stopped working near the killlsaws and an equally immobile Predator as a sodering had come undone. They sat there for the rest of the rumble, leaving the other two to fight it out. Time ran out and the judges awarded a unanimous 3-0 decision and 1 point to The World.

Wins/Losses

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 3
Competition Wins Losses
Discovery Season 3 None Basilisk and Double Dutch (Untelevised Tag Team Rumble with Parallax)

Valkyrie (Undercard Rumble)

Petunia and Predator (Untelevised USA vs the World Tag Team Rumble with Double Dutch)

Faruq Tauheed Introductions

"Fresh off the farm, here to bust your chops like it's mowing down crops. Rise and shine! You're about to cock-a-doodle-die! It's BALE SPEAR!"

"Old McDonald had a bot. K-I-L-L-O! With a crush-crush here and a crush-crush here. Here a smash, there a smash, everywhere a smash-smash...oh I think you get the point 'cause you're about to get exactly that! It's BALE SPEAR!"

"Get ready for an American farmhand fighter. It's.....the Farmer in the Hell, the Farmer in the Hell, high-ho the scareio the Farmer in the Hell. It's BALE SPEAR!"

Trivia

  • A rumble featuring this robot was shown as a humorous way to advertise the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom movie.
  • Bale Spear is the first robot in BattleBots history to have never fought a 1v1 in its entire season.
  • During Bale Spear's downtime, it was being used to help dig out dirt for Earl's basement.
  • A clip of Bale Spear was used in an 18-bot preview on Witch Doctor's Youtube channel.
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