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That time of the year again


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We don't bale our own, but we buy round bales. We usually end up with 4x5 rolls, but we try to get the 5x6.

 

2 summers ago I helped a friend pick his hay up. There was 3 or 4 of us, and we hauled 1,400 bales from the field to the barn in 2 days. That was some work right there. It was the first week of August too... 100*- 102* outside.

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You know, this reminds me of my first "real" job. I was putting up hay with those size bales for a penny a bale when I was 12 years old and thought I was rich!! That was 46 years ago..... Damn, now I feel old...

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Dangit...   I  had  our   hay trailer on yesterday..  with  'made that day'  green   bales!   Pretty as a picture  hay!

I should've  had the  camera out!

LOL<   same color  pickup as yours,  Maroon,  but  single cab...   I have  a     Atchison  mover,    cradle type... self unloading.    I can  only haul  12 bales though.  

At   1750-1800#'s  each,   that's enough!

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That was 14 bales, we were gong to put two rows on top but wasn't sure how much weight it would be , and didn't really want to meet up with the weigh cop to find out.  :rolleyes:

 

You were probably already at your axle rating so it's probably best that you didn't. :wink:

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You were probably already at your axle rating so it's probably best that you didn't. :wink:

And  when you put  2 rows on top...  ya gotta  strap em down..     It's  just  as  fast to   go single row,  take more trips...  than  fool around with  straps!   I used to do it that way,  and  it's  almost guaranteed  the  top row will  cave-out  as  soon as  you release  the binders!... I  hate    running for my life!!!

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