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Changed Direction on Hay Wagons for Grapple

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After all of my planning with running gears the past few months to make better hay wagons for use with a grapple, this flatbed trailer kind of fell into my lap for less than two hay wagons were going to cost. I think I am going to like it.

These are 5x5 bales that are going to be wrapped and saved as balege, and consequently very heavy. I am guessing 2500+ lbs per bale and we have 20 bales on there for a total of around 50,000 lbs. I didn't bale them but my son is moving them for a buddy since we have a sweet setup now. I purchased the GMC General at an estate auction a few months ago. It has an 855 Cummins Big Cam in it with low miles and good farmer care over the past 10+ years. Hoping to bale small squares next week and see how this works with the grapple. I may never finish those hay wagons now. :)

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I've really thought about doing the same. Right now, we deliver roughly 600 5x5 rounds every year and a few thousand squares on pickups and goosenecks. Can tell it's taking a toll on my 3/4 ton!

I also bought a '75 GMC 6500 with a 16' flat dump. Plan to put a pintle behind it and will have better weight capacity, but the 366 gas engine in it will be a DOG grossing that much weight.
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