Hay Season 2018

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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby skyhightree1 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:37 pm

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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby ohiosteve » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:11 pm

Ive been doing a bunch of custom baling at work. It's been hard to get it dry this spring. Most of what I've been baling is around 20% moisture. Been using a lot of acid. Boss just got a new tractor. I like it. 310 hp. At home I bale with 39 hp.
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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby jltrent » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:07 pm

[quote="skyhightree1"]Spent some time haying

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I like that hay rake......that looks like a Kuhn. Mine is a 1995 model and is pretty worn. I have looked at Vermeer and saw a Kuhn sell at auction. Both cost to much, but I need one.
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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby ez14. » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:21 pm

ohiosteve wrote:Ive been doing a bunch of custom baling at work. It's been hard to get it dry this spring. Most of what I've been baling is around 20% moisture. Been using a lot of acid. Boss just got a new tractor. I like it. 310 hp. At home I bale with 39 hp.
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nice rig I should borrow it! :)
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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby ez14. » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:48 pm

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What's the John Deere?
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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby skyhightree1 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:09 pm

jltrent wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:Spent some time haying

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I like that hay rake......that looks like a Kuhn. Mine is a 1995 model and is pretty worn. I have looked at Vermeer and saw a Kuhn sell at auction. Both cost to much, but I need one.


It is.. I see no difference between the rhino I.have and that 1
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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby skyhightree1 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:09 pm

ez14. wrote:
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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby mdt192 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:31 pm

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Finally getting the last of first cutting out.
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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby skyhightree1 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:48 am

mdt192 wrote:Image

Finally getting the last of first cutting out.


Nice is that a trailer made from a mobile home trailer frame ?
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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby mdt192 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:23 am

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mdt192 wrote:Image

Finally getting the last of first cutting out.


Nice is that a trailer made from a mobile home trailer frame ?


Well, a burnt up camper trailer. It's 32x8. Pulled everything off, welded 4 cattle panels to it for a floor. I'm sure those axles are overloaded, but it doesn't go far or fast.
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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby skyhightree1 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:11 pm

mdt192 wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:
mdt192 wrote:Image

Finally getting the last of first cutting out.


Nice is that a trailer made from a mobile home trailer frame ?


Well, a burnt up camper trailer. It's 32x8. Pulled everything off, welded 4 cattle panels to it for a floor. I'm sure those axles are overloaded, but it doesn't go far or fast.


Nice I have been looking for something like that now i use regular trailers and a old cotton trailer think 40' long to haul hay too.
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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby Atimm693 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:06 pm

Second cut of grass is done. Gotta haul tomorrow. 101 60x48 bales off of 40 acres.

Drying weather has been good. I mowed the last of it yesterday around 11AM, was dry and ready tonight at 6.

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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby M-5 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:37 am

forecast is right for next week as of today. If And I mean IF it holds i will get to start first cut on the leased property . Quality will be low but quantity should be high and at least I sprayed in the spring so very little weeds. Its gonna be a bytch to get dry with 70% humidity
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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby Atimm693 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:59 pm

3rd cut alfalfa is done. We will cut it one more time. Mowed yesterday, tried baling last night but had some rain and had to quit. Finished up this morning, 91 bales off of ~50 acres. That's down from 160 on the first cut, has been really dry for the past few weeks.

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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby True Grit Farms » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:16 pm

I've never made hay like this in 30 - 35 days, best field is over 6 rolls to the acre, worst is over 4 rolls. There only 5'x4' rolls but I'm very happy. I was selling cows in May because I had no grass or hay left.
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