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Large Square bales
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kraigWY    Posted 02-15-2004 at 07:36:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
3x3x5 Anybody use them. I just got a load of hay (8 tons) yesterday and it was the first time I've had anything to do with them. I'm impressed. Maybe it was just the baler. These bales were nice. Load and stack easy, I can get a lot more on the trailer (important when you have to haul them over a hundred miles). The feed better then large rounds. Maybe I need one of those suckers.


Wyo    Posted 02-15-2004 at 11:54:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Our hay guy went to the large bales two years ago and we cussed him. That is until we learned how to handle them, I only have an 8N and as many of you know it is not large enough to manhandle these bales. I still have the 8N but got a little smarter, we load our trailer two high and two wide. We slide 4 bales off at a time in the position or close to where we want them, then we can fine tune them with the 8N. The hay does seem to keep better than small bales and our producer keeps upgrading his fields, he can do this because it is cheaper for him to put up the big bales.


Willy-N    Posted 02-15-2004 at 09:28:12       [Reply]  [No Email]

We use the 3X4X8 1800lb bales and they are 6 string bales. We like them 1 will last a week feeding the cows during the winter and that is about the largest bale I can lift with my Massey 135 tractor. Mark H.


mike    Posted 02-15-2004 at 15:02:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
not the best picture but are those critters scotch highlanders? always wanted a pair of them


mike    Posted 02-15-2004 at 08:15:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
farm bought a used one 3 yrs ago for 31,000. Used it one year and traded for a new holland with a proccessor on it. Those bales are nice, break em open and they fall right apart,can either dump them in the mixer wagon or use the poorer quality stuff as bedding.That NH was expensive, think they traded the big Deere plus put up 35,000 ?


Vic in Kenefick    Posted 02-15-2004 at 08:05:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have not messed with hay bales in probably about 20 or 30 years but if I remember correctly there was an adjustment on the length of the bail. At least there was on the New Holland hay bailer Luther's step dad bought me and Luther to use. We always tried to set it on the really small bails but Gordon(stepdad) would change it. The day Gordon brought it home new it parked it in front of the house and went in the barn and got a can of bright yellow paint and wrote me and Luthers name on the side of it.....LOL, He was a real jokester....May the Lord Rest His Soul.


That's...    Posted 02-15-2004 at 07:44:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
What we here in VT have always refered to as 'Canadian Bales'...I have no idea why, but the fodder farms in Quebec used to use balers that would make bales that size...Never saw one used here in VT...Here was (and is) always the small 'square' bales...Have no idea what brand they were now either...

Salmoneye, Who Has Not Seen A Canadian Bale Since Rounds (Big & Small) Came On The Scene Years Ago


BCStearns    Posted 02-15-2004 at 08:47:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The Canadian bale you are remembering was a 3 wire stationery job. 300 lbs. they would rebale out of the mow


Grove r    Posted 02-15-2004 at 08:40:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
'Mornin' all, have kicked the idea around quit a bit about getting a big square baler...but feel we should have a hay shed to put them in, and then there is the cost of the dang things.... bought a Massey big round baler, Vermeer, three years ago for fifty five hundred, refurbished and all.....makes better bales, I think, then the old 850 NH....sooo guess where I'm at.... no big square baler in the immediate future, here. Have a gooder, R.E.L.


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