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  1. Machinery
    Hello - Father's Day crashed yesterday when the twine arms of my NH 678 got out of sync. Turns out I have no manual to refer to and could not work it out today. Cannot reset them without the diagrams to figure out what went wrong. Any help would be appreciated.
  2. Tractor Talk
    Out of curiosity someone asked in another post how much HP you have in front of you square baler. I was wondering how much HP you have in front of your round baler and what round baler are you using. I am thinking of buying a used tractor and baler. I am pretty sure it will have to be at least...
  3. Alfalfa/Hay
    I had a semi load of round bales lined up at a real fair price. But the seller had to bale straw before he could ship to me. Would't you know it the day the straw is done it rains. Heavy mist for 6 hours and some small showers, cool and damp for a day. It got the bales wet a little in the field...
  4. Machinery
    Hello all, I am just in the process of setting up a farm and I am trying to figure out how to make it all work without having to purchase too many new pieces of equipment. We want to put up winter feed for about 100 beef cattle and would prefer working with dry hay, but have lost a lot of hay...
  5. Making some rounds.

    In between making our Mini hay bales and our Small Square bales we do get in a few Round bales.
  6. Alfalfa/Hay
    I have a Hesston 5800 round baler trying to make Broan bales. Wet season after grass is dry do I make big wind rows and bale slow, high rpms? I used this baler the last 2 years and it was very dry baler did well after I learned how to start the bales. I do small fields around the neighborhood...
  7. Alfalfa/Hay
    Hey all, Thinking about starting a custom harvesting operation some day. been going over what it costs to mow, rake, bale, and haul. so far seems to be making a good amount of money at the rates ive been hearing about. would like to know some opinions. Whats best, Buying used equipment and...
  8. Alfalfa/Hay
    What size round bales do you make?What size bales are you making?4'x4'611.32%4'x5'2445.28%4'6'23.77%5'x5'815.09%5'x4'11.89%5'x6'916.98%Something different. (please post and tell us!)35.66%
  9. Alfalfa/Hay
    Change of pace for Machinery Pete today....I covered a HAY auction in Litchfield, MN. I was curious to gauge the RISING hay prices...similar to what I'm seeing with RISING used farm equipment values. Here's Youtube video of today's hay auction: Pete www.machinerypete.com
  10. Alfalfa/Hay
    To anyone who wants to know: I took about 60 tons of reed canary to local mushroom producer and got $110/ton for it last week. I had a few round bales left over and asked my cattle owning neighbor if he wanted to try one so I could hopefully earn his business. I put the bale in the field...
  11. General Ranching
    Wonder what you look for in hay?... Do any of you feed round and big squares bales or are you only in the market for small square bales? Do you have it tested or just go by look and smell? What type of hay do you prefer...timothy, alfalfa/grass mix, just alfalfa, just grass...please let us...
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