Picking up small square bales
Posted 01 January 2011 - 11:57 AM
Posted 01 January 2011 - 12:19 PM
A person gets very good at keeping their own knotters in tip top working condition or you could end up waste deep in broken bales when unloading the wagons.
Posted 01 January 2011 - 07:06 PM
I always thought a flat trailer behind the baler is cheap and simple but still need two guys in the back.
With a cheap labor pool I'm sure your correct. A dependable labor pool is a different issue though. I had access to a cheap one, but not a dependable one, hence the money outlay for an accumulator. I rationalized it this way. Suppose I cut and bale 600-700 bales. It's now laying in the field waiting to be picked up. A normal field price around here is around $4.50, more if it's in the barn. That crop now represents nearly $3000. If it gets rained on because my crew doesn't show, or only part of it shows, I have lost the crop, or nearly all of it, plus expenses growing and harvesting it. It doesn't take very many times for this to happen to offset the accumulator and grapple cost. I've found I can rely on me, but not a pick-up crew so now when the time is right for me, I bale. Might be something for you to consider.
Posted 02 January 2011 - 01:09 AM
Posted 02 January 2011 - 01:27 PM
Posted 02 January 2011 - 05:09 PM
Posted 02 January 2011 - 06:01 PM
what do you mean by "bales stacked in mows"
He means the hay is stacked inside, I assume sort of barn. The 'mow' is not pronounced the way it is when you cut (or mow) hay. That would be the long pronunciation of the vowel, and when he talks about stacking hay it is the short pronunciation - sorta said like mauw.....
Posted 02 January 2011 - 06:16 PM
Posted 21 January 2011 - 12:10 PM
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