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#41 stack em up

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 08:53 PM

Only a single row up top?

MN DoT tends to frown on overweight-ity

Obesity? An overloaded trailer would maybe be obese?

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 09:49 PM

That dodge is really squattin 



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Posted 22 February 2020 - 11:47 PM

That dodge is really squattin 

3 more bales to put on the back and it will level off.



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Posted 22 February 2020 - 11:58 PM

Only a single row up top? 

Don't need a double row on top to get enough wieght on trailer.And with single row on top its much sturdier load.Bales are tied together.And not as top heavy.And alot less bales to load and unload.

 

Bigger the bale the better for me and its what my customers want besides.


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Posted 23 February 2020 - 07:57 AM

We tried a double top row once and only once.  Made for a really unstable load and lost a bale over the bank and it rolled into the neighbor's potato patch.  He wasn't happy when I had to go in there with the Bobcat to fetch it out.  Of course, the land up here in the mountains is very twisty, hilly, bumpy, etc. so I imagine in the flatter sections of country a double top row would be fine.


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Posted 23 February 2020 - 08:19 AM

We tried a double top row once and only once.  Made for a really unstable load and lost a bale over the bank and it rolled into the neighbor's potato patch.  He wasn't happy when I had to go in there with the Bobcat to fetch it out.  Of course, the land up here in the mountains is very twisty, hilly, bumpy, etc. so I imagine in the flatter sections of country a double top row would be fine.

Its all in the skill of the loader Ox!!!! Hahahaha  

We have mild hills and a lot of turns, but it doesn’t affect me, I go nice & easy down the road. 

Yes It’s a bit tougher to do double rows, but once you get the hang of it, I wouldn’t do it any other way and it’s more efficient. 

Been doing doubles since year one and never looked back. Had a couple “leaner” loads. Only 2 times in probably a thousand loads I had to “re-stack” them. 

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Posted 23 February 2020 - 08:54 AM

Single row up top puts be at or over legal weight making 4x5.5 bales. When I did 4x5s I would double up the top sometimes.

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Posted 23 February 2020 - 09:24 AM

Its all in the skill of the loader Ox!!!! Hahahaha  
We have mild hills and a lot of turns, but it doesn’t affect me, I go nice & easy down the road. 
Yes It’s a bit tougher to do double rows, but once you get the hang of it, I wouldn’t do it any other way and it’s more efficient. 
Been doing doubles since year one and never looked back. Had a couple “leaner” loads. Only 2 times in probably a thousand loads I had to “re-stack” them.


Double stacking Cy would be at about 31,000 pounds.

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Posted 23 February 2020 - 11:01 AM

Mild Winter looking at alfalfa and alfalfa orchard grass mix fields Some have barely went dormant

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Posted 23 February 2020 - 11:07 AM

This is an older alfalfa orchard grass mix. Got problems here that Prowl H20 will not take care of. I had hoped to take one cutting off and then put it in corn

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Posted 23 February 2020 - 01:07 PM

Field mowing power line right of ways for last 3 days. Wish I could hay this one. This patch is about 40 acres. It was hayed into the early 80’s then taken out of service by local conservancy

 

At least you get to work on that in the "off" season.  Any mowing we do around here has to be done in the summer or early fall which is usually right when we're baling hay.  It gets too wet any other time of year on most of our ground.  Hopefully you get to use a cab tractor... that could get pretty chilly otherwise.


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Posted 24 February 2020 - 02:15 PM

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Posted 24 February 2020 - 02:55 PM

Last Friday night's stocking rate of less than 1.5 per acre. :angry:  10 acre field, I'm about 130 yards away on the road in my car. That side the field is usually yields about 50-60% less for some odd reason.

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Posted 24 February 2020 - 03:25 PM

My new (used) baler got delivered the other day!  Looking forward to seeing what this thing can do.

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Posted 24 February 2020 - 05:35 PM

My new (used) baler got delivered the other day!  Looking forward to seeing what this thing can do.

WOW!! Love it! 



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Posted 24 February 2020 - 06:11 PM

Last Friday night's stocking rate of less than 1.5 per acre. :angry:  10 acre field, I'm about 130 yards away on the road in my car. That side the field is usually yields about 50-60% less for some odd reason.

Larry

That’s a lot of slim jims  :P


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Posted 24 February 2020 - 06:51 PM

My new (used) baler got delivered the other day!  Looking forward to seeing what this thing can do.

That looks like a very nice piece of equipment. I think those balers have potential Keep us posted.
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Posted 25 February 2020 - 08:14 PM

https://youtu.be/r-tJz8H0uKc

 

Started at 12.30am this morning, done by 3...went 1.5 t/ac


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Posted 25 February 2020 - 09:10 PM

A bit of a newbie question do you do that late for moisture, heat or time restrictions?

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 03:29 AM

It was 35°c here yesterday and was still 25 when I started. Because its irrigated lucerne the moisture comes up from the bottom first. So if its cooler in the evening I would generally miss the dew coming in and it would get to wet. Then would need to wait till it lifted in the morning. So, really, it's all about the moisture....


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