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    Default Re: small scale haying

    Quote Originally Posted by schmism View Post
    so build it as an attachment to the end of your wood splitter and take the work out of the compression stroke
    That is basically what I did. I found a used cyl and mounted it in place of the lever. I then barrowed the valve bank off of my splitter. It works real well and the detent on the valve lets me go get more hay while the plunger is returning to the open position.
    b3200, 60" land pride finish mower, 3pt log spitter, pallet forks, lawn sweeper, bottom plow, Loader mounted snow plow, 3pt quick hitch.

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    Default Re: small scale haying

    Two thoughts....

    We have run my neighbor's baler with a Massey 135 in a pinch..... so if you ever came across a cheap baler you may be able to make bales with your Kubota . We re-bale broken bales from the barn stationary.... feeding the baler with hay forks.

    You might want to think about making a mini version of your baler. I see places selling tiny bales in the fall as decorations for $8 each !
    Last edited by Ductape; 09-08-2012 at 01:38 PM.

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    Default Re: small scale haying

    very cool!!
    I would love to try this method myself someday.
    We use about 35-40 bales a year for or animals this method would be perfect for us too i think.
    How much do you think you have invested in your setup?

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    Default Re: small scale haying

    Quote Originally Posted by Ductape View Post
    Two thoughts....

    We have run my neighbor's baler with a Massey 135 in a pinch..... so if you ever came across a cheap baler you may be able to make bales with your Kubota if you came across a cheap one. We re-bale broken bales from the barn stationary.... feeding the baler with hay forks.

    You might want to think about making a mini version of your baler. I see places selling tiny bales in the fall as decorations for $8 each
    Ductape
    I came real close to buying a international 37 baler for $300. It was parked up the road from my house and I had to look at it every morning as I went to gas station to get a coffee. It drove my wife so nutty she told me to call the guy and find out about it. I offered him $200 but he did not go for it. If money had not of been so tight this summer I would have taken a chance on it. He FINALY did move it to a new location.
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    Default Re: small scale haying

    Quote Originally Posted by reggiejr View Post
    very cool!!
    I would love to try this method myself someday.
    We use about 35-40 bales a year for or animals this method would be perfect for us too i think.
    How much do you think you have invested in your setup?
    I did not invest much in the baler itself. I already had the wood and the only thing I bought was screws and some threaded rod. I do however have way too much invested in my mower. I should have bought something else but i am cominted to this one now. The tedder was $100. I hope to find a small rake this winter for cheap money. For the amount of hay you are looking at this would work just fine.
    b3200, 60" land pride finish mower, 3pt log spitter, pallet forks, lawn sweeper, bottom plow, Loader mounted snow plow, 3pt quick hitch.

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    Default Re: small scale haying

    great post so far!

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    Default Re: small scale haying

    Here is a video of my baler in action.
    b3200, 60" land pride finish mower, 3pt log spitter, pallet forks, lawn sweeper, bottom plow, Loader mounted snow plow, 3pt quick hitch.

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    Default Re: small scale haying

    Here is a closer view of the bale chamber and the piston and ram.
    b3200, 60" land pride finish mower, 3pt log spitter, pallet forks, lawn sweeper, bottom plow, Loader mounted snow plow, 3pt quick hitch.

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    Default Re: small scale haying

    Neat project but why bale such little hay? Do you not have storage for loose hay?

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    Default Re: small scale haying

    baled is easier to move than loose....

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