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Hauling Silage with?

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:26 am
by Black and Good
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?

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:30 am
by ez14.
Are you hauling chopped feed that your going to pile and ferment. Or feed that's already been fermented?

Re: Hauling Silage with?

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:38 am
by Black and Good
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

Re: Hauling Silage with?

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:44 am
by skyhightree1
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?

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:50 am
by jltrent
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?

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:59 am
by skyhightree1
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

Re: Hauling Silage with?

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:05 am
by Black and Good
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

Re: Hauling Silage with?

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:06 am
by Black and Good
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

Re: Hauling Silage with?

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:13 am
by ez14.
How many head will you be feeding like this?

Re: Hauling Silage with?

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:18 am
by Black and Good
ez14. wrote:How many head will you be feeding like this?


50 to 60. B&G

Re: Hauling Silage with?

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:24 am
by sstterry
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.

Re: Hauling Silage with?

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:31 am
by skyhightree1
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?

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:37 am
by Black and Good
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

Re: Hauling Silage with?

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:09 am
by ez14.
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

Re: Hauling Silage with?

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:14 am
by Black and Good
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