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Hauling Silage with?

Postby Black and Good » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:26 am

Does anyone have experience with hauling silage in this type of trailer? Cause of the drought conditions here and cost of what hay can be found, I'm going to buy/haul silage as I need it and feed in conjunction with hay. Before I purchase this trailer, is there anything that should stop me? Also any opinions on Big Tex? Thanks B&G

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Re: Hauling Silage with?

Postby ez14. » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:30 am

Are you hauling chopped feed that your going to pile and ferment. Or feed that's already been fermented?
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Re: Hauling Silage with?

Postby Black and Good » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:38 am

ez14. wrote:Are you hauling chopped feed that your going to pile and ferment. Or feed that's already been fermented?


I'll be getting it from a buddy down the road as I need it, as he pulls it outta the sock. B&G
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Re: Hauling Silage with?

Postby skyhightree1 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:44 am

Black and Good wrote:Does anyone have experience with hauling silage in this type of trailer? Cause of the drought conditions here and cost of what hay can be found, I'm going to buy/haul silage as I need it and feed in conjunction with hay. Before I purchase this trailer, is there anything that should stop me? Also any opinions on Big Tex? Thanks B&G

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B&G I raise my own silage and that trailer is not ideal unless you are going to put sides on it and or buy a trailer with taller sides. I have big tex dump trailer and its been good few things they cheaped out on but overall I like it.

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Re: Hauling Silage with?

Postby jltrent » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:50 am

If you are just going to feed with it, load with a loader this one would be lots better, especially the feeding part.

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Re: Hauling Silage with?

Postby skyhightree1 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:59 am

jltrent wrote:If you are just going to feed with it, load with a loader this one would be lots better, especially the feeding part.

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If I had your wallet id get one :D
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Re: Hauling Silage with?

Postby Black and Good » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:05 am

skyhightree1 wrote:
Black and Good wrote:Does anyone have experience with hauling silage in this type of trailer? Cause of the drought conditions here and cost of what hay can be found, I'm going to buy/haul silage as I need it and feed in conjunction with hay. Before I purchase this trailer, is there anything that should stop me? Also any opinions on Big Tex? Thanks B&G

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B&G I raise my own silage and that trailer is not ideal unless you are going to put sides on it and or buy a trailer with taller sides. I have big tex dump trailer and its been good few things they cheaped out on but overall I like it.

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Sky, couldn't open your pics. Where I'm getting it is only 5miles away so, I thought i would just haul in small loads as to not have to worry about mold etc. I thought I'd just haul like 4 to 5 ton at a time. But I thought I'd put maybe 1' side boards on it. Then scoop it up and feed it in bale rings and tractor tires. B&G
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Re: Hauling Silage with?

Postby Black and Good » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:06 am

skyhightree1 wrote:
jltrent wrote:If you are just going to feed with it, load with a loader this one would be lots better, especially the feeding part.

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If I had your wallet id get one :D


Me too! LOL
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Re: Hauling Silage with?

Postby ez14. » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:13 am

How many head will you be feeding like this?
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Re: Hauling Silage with?

Postby Black and Good » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:18 am

ez14. wrote:How many head will you be feeding like this?


50 to 60. B&G
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Re: Hauling Silage with?

Postby sstterry » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:24 am

If you are not wanting to use the dump bed for something different, you would probably be able to find a used forage wagon for less cost, if that is a factor. I still have a Swartz Forage wagon we used over 40 years ago and it still works fine. They don't make them like that anymore.
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Re: Hauling Silage with?

Postby skyhightree1 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:31 am

Black and Good wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:
Black and Good wrote:Does anyone have experience with hauling silage in this type of trailer? Cause of the drought conditions here and cost of what hay can be found, I'm going to buy/haul silage as I need it and feed in conjunction with hay. Before I purchase this trailer, is there anything that should stop me? Also any opinions on Big Tex? Thanks B&G

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B&G I raise my own silage and that trailer is not ideal unless you are going to put sides on it and or buy a trailer with taller sides. I have big tex dump trailer and its been good few things they cheaped out on but overall I like it.

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=113043&hilit=new+toy



Sky, couldn't open your pics. Where I'm getting it is only 5miles away so, I thought i would just haul in small loads as to not have to worry about mold etc. I thought I'd just haul like 4 to 5 ton at a time. But I thought I'd put maybe 1' side boards on it. Then scoop it up and feed it in bale rings and tractor tires. B&G


Here you go

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Re: Hauling Silage with?

Postby Black and Good » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:37 am

Thanks Sky, my thoughts were, with me doing excavating work full time and I sub all my dump trucks, I thought this option would allow me to haul silage as well as use this trailer for other things. B&G
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Re: Hauling Silage with?

Postby ez14. » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:09 am

Black and Good wrote:
ez14. wrote:How many head will you be feeding like this?


50 to 60. B&G

I can't tell exactly how big the trailer is but if you can fit 5 tons in there you should be just fine. That should last you maybe 3 days
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Re: Hauling Silage with?

Postby Black and Good » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:14 am

ez14. wrote:
Black and Good wrote:
ez14. wrote:How many head will you be feeding like this?


50 to 60. B&G

I can't tell exactly how big the trailer is but if you can fit 5 tons in there you should be just fine. That should last you maybe 3 days


Thanks for the help. It is a 7'x 16' Trailer. B&G
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