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    Default plans for a mini yard clippings bayler

    I am looking for plans to build a small baller hand powered baler. baler would be around 6 x 6 x 12 . Have a large yard and I am looking at all the waste that could be used

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    Default Re: plans for a mini yard clippings bayler

    What are the units of measurement for the 6 x 6 x 12 dimensions?

    Hand balers are widely used for pine straw, and plans for building them are available. Here's one such plan: http://www.ncforestservice.gov/publi...flets/LL11.pdf.

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    I don't recall seeing any plans but I have seen several videos on YouTube that show hand powered balers in action. Perhaps one of the videos has a link to plans.

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    Default Re: plans for a mini yard clippings bayler

    The length of the clippings will have a big impact on how to bale. Short clippings will be difficult.

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    Default Re: plans for a mini yard clippings bayler

    What would the bales be used for?
    I used to do the Hokey Pokey but I turned myself around.

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    Default Re: plans for a mini yard clippings bayler

    Quote Originally Posted by jones6780 View Post
    The length of the clippings will have a big impact on how to bale. Short clippings will be difficult.
    If doing this with lawn clippings, I would plan on doing netwrap or something similar... Twine aint gonna cut it.

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    Default Re: plans for a mini yard clippings bayler

    What about using a tow behind grass sweeper to catch the grass and then using a box with the netting put in and compressing the grass.
    When I was doing an image search. I came across this
    GrassRoots Ubuntu Block project | Photo which is a picture of harv's Ubuntu Block project. which harv has posted plans on how to make them.
    "Muwi", Automatically Cuts Grass by Yuli Sung Yanko Design this looked interesting.
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    Default Re: plans for a mini yard clippings bayler

    Just needed to mention that you can not bale a grass from a green lawn and expect it to keep. It has to be dried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3v0 View Post
    Just needed to mention that you can not bale a grass from a green lawn and expect it to keep. It has to be dried.
    True. He could make haylage, or in this case grasslage.

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    Default Re: plans for a mini yard clippings bayler

    Quote Originally Posted by DT86 View Post
    True. He could make haylage, or in this case grasslage.
    I looked into what I figured was a neat composter used for heating. Figured 2 of them would heat the shop. Was thinking I could let people dump grass clippings on my lot. But then I realized that they had to be dry to keep. So much for that.

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