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    Jim I can see how compressors like the ones in that pick would really help mine just go straight to the auger from the bar

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    Default Re: oat hay Baling issues

    I think I'd try making the the bales shorter. Maybe around 30".

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    hopefully these pics work they are all i have on the camera right now and i get to show off my wife and kids
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    Wow I can't imagine anyone wanting to handle a 90 lb. bale ;-)
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    Default Re: oat hay Baling issues

    thats light for out here! our normal bales in these parts are 3 twine 90-140+ bales for alfalfa

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    Quote Originally Posted by donais View Post
    thats light for out here! our normal bales in these parts are 3 twine 90-140+ bales for alfalfa
    I can't understand bailing them that heavy. It seems much more efficent to make them small enough that one man can handle them without having to pay a chiropractor.

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    Default Re: oat hay Baling issues

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckmotor View Post
    I think I'd try making the the bales shorter. Maybe around 30".
    I agree that shorter bales would aid the baling process but 30" is a little too short for me.

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    Default Re: oat hay Baling issues

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckmotor View Post
    I can't understand bailing them that heavy. It seems much more efficent to make them small enough that one man can handle them without having to pay a chiropractor.
    My neighbor baled his irrigated alfalfa 3-twine, 100-120 lb bales. His customers complained about the weight so he changed to 2-twine 45-55 lb bales. Even then he was losing money what with the cost of consumables (irrigation water, fuel, fertilizer, etc). So he ripped his fields last fall, leveled them and planted a plum tree orchard for prunes (aka dried plums) last month. Sunsweet pays better than the alfalfa buyers.

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    The 36 inch works well for me for stacking. I really am not bothered by the weight I was hoping for 75 but

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    Default Re: oat hay Baling issues

    Quote Originally Posted by donais View Post
    The 36 inch works well for me for stacking. I really am not bothered by the weight I was hoping for 75 but
    Long bales should stack better. I suggested shortening them in hopes they'd hold together.

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