Fast bales

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  1. john415

    john415 Well-Known Member

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    will be going bale chaser next year but considering a double trunk like tom has made also for unloading trailers.
    currently have one guy in the yard and one in the field with farmer drawing trailers back and forth works well on big numbers no problem to keep up with the baler.when machines and men are scarce a chaser and a loader in the yard is the only answer.
     
  2. Tipp_Man

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    Out of curiosity if fellas are moving bales with trailers etc are ye charging them separate for that job?
     
  3. johndeere6920s

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    I'd nearly say a double soft hands for stacking after a chaser
     
  4. john415

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    yea true.the jm wouldnt suit that but when theres chaser and trailers drawing in it's hard to have a handler for everything.
     
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  5. ponderosa

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    Days of doing extra for no charge are long gone around here. Up to 5 euro a bale for long draw several km.
    Sure a broke contactor no good to anyone
     
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  7. TAFKAT

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    You're all doing it arseways :whistle:

     
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    dont know, just across that one on agriland
     
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    Interesting Deutz that, a badge engineered Same :laugh:
     
  11. Mark Lynskey

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    Not everyone wants to plough the daylights out if they’re land in mid winter
     
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  13. c4l

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    and the wrapper man feels the pain next summer if left at the side of the field. one of the neighbours i wrap for stacks the bales at the side of the fields and my god his 575 makes some tracks. i'm left bounding back and forth in the field to where he stacks and the ruts are so bad that he he wont go near them over the summer months when the ground is somewhat solid
     
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    Any money that guy comes back and tell someone you buy a rotavator
     
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    There shouldnt be any land damaged drawing out bales provided you use your head. When baled silage became popular first around here it allowed people who couldnt afford a shed to house their cattle to leave their feed outside and put their cattle in the hay shed. It gave a lot of people a great chance to increase their wealth and better feed in a bad year instead of hay.
    I see some people now stacking their bales in the shed and bringing the bales back out to feed in the field and ploughing the place with cattle.
     
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  17. Mf 7715

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    How about a hardcore surface in the corner of the field to store the bales. No ploughing taking out the bales then.
     
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  18. TAFKAT

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    If you used your head you'd move the bales to sound ground as near as possible to where they will be needed when land was dry and conditions were good. People stacked them in the corners of fields years ago because they had no way of transporting big amounts of wrapped bales. Most of them didn't have a loader fit to lift them, never mind a bale handler to go on it, they were all fed out with spikes on the back of the tractor.
     
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  19. Peter

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    It would surely be a recipe for disaster if you stacked the bales in a swamp. My point been is from my observations of the job and from talking the various farmers and contractors that drawing in freshly made silage bales is a job that neither farmer nor contractor wants to do as its a nuisance during a busy time. Surely putting down a hardcore base as near as possible to where the bales are been made would make the job more efficient and cost effective.
     
  20. TAFKAT

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    The most efficient and cost effective way to make silage is to put it in a pit........
     
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  21. mixedbag

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    Would a wagon give better quality silage as well !!!!
     
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    Are you joking, most wouldn't even hardcore a gateway.. know of a lad that stacked the bales at the opposite side to the gate on rented land despite being told it was liable to flooding in bad weather, they were there until the following May:boat:
     
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