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Re: Not so free hay barn

Post by jscunn » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:34 am

I hope it isn't that short of a window, because we are in line for hay cutting after you.. LOL.. We are getting our first cutting of hay this summer. :bang:



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Re: Not so free hay barn

Post by AZAggie » Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:14 pm

That is nice!
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Re: Not so free hay barn

Post by gizmom » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:31 pm

Thanks AZ it was originally built in the early 60’s sonot new but sure works for what we needed it for. it was a chore. Jscunn our hay man left our place heading to yours about mid day. Hopefully we can both get more hay in the barn this week!

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Re: Not so free hay barn

Post by jscunn » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:39 am

GM,
I am thankful for good neighbors.. Hopefully the rain will hold off and the hay equipment will hold up..

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Re: Not so free hay barn

Post by Texasmark » Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:59 pm

Just struck me, the bales are the same length as they are in diameter. Are those 5x5s, or 4x4s?

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Re: Not so free hay barn

Post by gizmom » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:28 pm

They are 4x5 I think!

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Re: Not so free hay barn

Post by 1982vett » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:14 pm

gizmom wrote:They are 4x5 I think!

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Being stacked as thy are the are as tall as the are wide as Texasmark said. Girt placemen of the second girt would typically be 7 ft. At least on all the metal buildings I worked on. Building is raised off the ground so bottom girt would be original floor height. First girt is 1 bale high. Using 5 ft for that bale puts the 3rd girt at 12 ft or roughly rage middle of the top bale. So bales are 5x5.

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Re: Not so free hay barn

Post by Kingfisher » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:44 pm

Well...if it keeps raining you can have a Revival:)
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Re: Not so free hay barn

Post by gizmom » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:02 pm

Jscunn uses the same fella to do his hay maybe he can jump in on the bale size. We got two more fields done this week so everything has been cut once. We have three fields that are ready to be cut again as soon as we get another window of opportunity.

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Re: Not so free hay barn

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:49 am

We have yet to get a "window" to do 2nd cutting. Getting late to get that done around here. Hoping for an Indian Fall.
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Re: Not so free hay barn

Post by jscunn » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:17 pm

4x5s based on we lay them on the side and can get 5 bales on a 28 ft trailer with some room to spare. 3 feet of space on the back if the stacker man isn't slacking. I know they aren't 5 ft tall when set flat end down. Our hay guy does a good job rolling them tight so they almost never sag. We got 135 bales rolled yesterday, with our rye grass hay would should be good for this winter.
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I hope you get a window before he starts baling peanuts. I would appreciate a shower this week thou, no water in the mudholes for the first time all summer..

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Re: Not so free hay barn

Post by Brute 23 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:51 pm

Very nice
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Re: Not so free hay barn

Post by 1982vett » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:03 am

jscunn wrote:4x5s based on we lay them on the side and can get 5 bales on a 28 ft trailer with some room to spare. 3 feet of space on the back if the stacker man isn't slacking. I know they aren't 5 ft tall when set flat end down. Our hay guy does a good job rolling them tight so they almost never sag. We got 135 bales rolled yesterday, with our rye grass hay would should be good for this winter.
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I hope you get a window before he starts baling peanuts. I would appreciate a shower this week thou, no water in the mudholes for the first time all summer..

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Re: Not so free hay barn

Post by Ebenezer » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:32 pm

Curious: how many bales per pair per year? Are you totally hay dependent each winter?

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Re: Not so free hay barn

Post by gizmom » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:51 pm

Ebeezer

If we get moisture and temps stay in the right range we will have good winter pasture and hay to sell. We always like to make sure we have 4 bales per pair on hand in case moisture and tempature don’t cooperate. How many bales per pair do you plan for?

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