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    Hay for the winter...

    Loaded 10 'bundles' of 21 bales each into the barn - have 4 remaining to do tomorrow. This sure beats handling individual bales...probably added 5 years to my life do it this way

    Using the 2440 with a bucket fork to move the bundles - I broke 2 open so had to do some Manual pick up (hi my name is Manual )

    I got the spears from Titan and really pretty happy with them - would like to modify the bucket to add two more spears outboard of the ones shown.

    I don't know how hay prices are all over the country, but here they've skyrocketed - $9 -12 per bale. I got these for $9.50 per.

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    Due to drought/hay shortage here in N Texas Coastal rd bales are selling for $100-$125 each & small squares are selling for $9-$12 each. I expect hay to get higher priced before next Spring arrives.
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    Man those #’s gotta hurt, east coast running $5/6 a bale, picked up
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    I wonder how much hay it would take to pay for the hauling??

    Around here, (LOTS of rain), regular hay is $4,,,

    look at what you get for $5,,,
    https://roanoke.craigslist.org/grd/d...644498239.html

    Round bales are only $25

    https://roanoke.craigslist.org/grd/d...635614117.html

    A neighbor sells me mulch hay (too poor for an animal to eat) round bales for $15,,,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rope_Chucker View Post
    Loaded 10 'bundles' of 21 bales each into the barn - have 4 remaining to do tomorrow.

    This sure beats handling individual bales...probably added 5 years to my life do it this way

    Using the 2440 with a bucket fork to move the bundles - I broke 2 open so had to do some Manual pick up (hi my name is Manual )
    If it were me,, the use of forks to move the hay,,, probably added,,,

    5 years to the horses' life!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CADplans View Post
    I wonder how much hay it would take to pay for the hauling??

    Around here, (LOTS of rain), regular hay is $4,,,

    look at what you get for $5,,,
    https://roanoke.craigslist.org/grd/d...644498239.html

    Round bales are only $25

    https://roanoke.craigslist.org/grd/d...635614117.html

    A neighbor sells me mulch hay (too poor for an animal to eat) round bales for $15,,,
    Those numbers sound a LOT better. Hopefully things will get back to normal, but experience says what goes up, doesn't always come back down (like you would expect.)
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    Years ago a friend had a NH bale wagon that would pick up the small bales and when the wagon was full it would tip back and set them down. He built skids to the footprint of this stack of bales and got an off road forklift to put them in his barn or on peoples trailers. Sure beats multiple handling of hay bales. He sold his hay to "horse" people and said they were very particular about what they would buy. He used to give prospective customers a bale and tell them if you like it come back and buy more, if not no charge for the bale.
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    rope chucker--can't help ya none with ur hay shortage--except i just wanted to tell ya-i got the same bucket hooks on my bucket.
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    We’re currently selling small square bales for $3 per bale, $30 per round bale (4 x 4), sounds like we should increase our market, and prices


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rope_Chucker View Post

    I don't know how hay prices are all over the country, but here they've skyrocketed - $9 -12 per bale. I got these for $9.50 per.




    Thats outrageous. Around here its $3-6 per. A few years ago bales were around $2.50-3 max, but then the drought hit and the price went up.
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