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    Default Re: Bale Speared - effective end cover ideas?

    I took a piece of 3" back flexible drain pipe and cut it to fit over the spike. It's a couple of inches longer then the spike, and seems to work fine. I leave it on whenever I'm not using the spike.

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    Default Re: Bale Speared - effective end cover ideas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter 315 View Post
    How about a piece of pvc pipe with a cap on the end to cover the point
    Plastic pipe. Really? That is the best you can come up with?!

    No matter; it is pure genius. I made it in 5 minutes. It slides on super snugly. The cap is so thick that there is no danger of it being penetrated. I even had some heavy pipe that should stand up to being driven over.

    Thanks so much! I値l post a pic tomorrow.
    Mike

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    Default Re: Bale Speared - effective end cover ideas?

    I always like it when I'm driving down the road and meet a tractor with his bale spear right at windshield level. They would be a good prop in a Stephen King movie.

    To the OP, thankfully you weren't seriously injured.

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    Default Re: Bale Speared - effective end cover ideas?

    I am doing well. Could have been a terrible thing. Glad to be able to learn from my mistakes and maybe help someone else

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    Default Re: Bale Speared - effective end cover ideas?

    Bale Speared - effective end cover ideas?-c77a0214-ed83-4fbe-8345-aaac60a56a04

    Slips on snugly. Won’t slide off.

    I will paint it with plastic paint to slow UV. Will be nice to store as well.
    Mike

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    Default Re: Bale Speared - effective end cover ideas?

    I was going to say pipe but I'm late to the party. What I usually use is an orange highway safety cone. I just slide it over the spear so it's blunted and highly visible. I started doing this when I saw my dogs running around near the spear when it was sitting on the ground behind the shed.
    God Bless our brave men, bring them home, safe again.

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    Default Re: Bale Speared - effective end cover ideas?

    I have a 3point spear, but it comes off of the tractor when not in use and it either gets stuffed into a hay bale, or tucked under the tongue of the round baler.

    Aaron Z
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    Default Re: Bale Speared - effective end cover ideas?

    Quote Originally Posted by aczlan View Post
    I have a 3point spear, but it comes off of the tractor when not in use and it either gets stuffed into a hay bale, or tucked under the tongue of the round baler.

    Aaron Z
    As did I. This happened as I was returning from feeding and stopped at a gate on a steep incline.

    I really like your signature quote.
    Mike

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    Default Re: Bale Speared - effective end cover ideas?

    Well as usual I'm late to the party but I was going to suggest asking your local FD for any decommissioned fire hose. Cut to length then just duct tape, staple, bolt, glue, or whatever one end shut and make a scabbard for it.


    Glad you weren't hurt.
    God Bless - Stay Safe
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    Default Re: Bale Speared - effective end cover ideas?

    Quote Originally Posted by rockyridgefarm View Post
    Plastic pipe. Really? That is the best you can come up with?!

    No matter; it is pure genius. I made it in 5 minutes. It slides on super snugly. The cap is so thick that there is no danger of it being penetrated. I even had some heavy pipe that should stand up to being driven over.

    Thanks so much! I値l post a pic tomorrow.
    Looks good, But still waiting for my check

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