Hay Making on a Different Scale

   / Hay Making on a Different Scale #61  
Never been an issue here because I watch the RM when I'm bailing so shatter isn't an issue and never has been. I know exactly what what the RM is as the hay is being run into the feed table at all times. What the Delmhorst with it's slipper shoes are for.
What does RM stand for? Remaining moisture?????
 
   / Hay Making on a Different Scale #62  
Relative moisture what the Delmhorst checks. It checks the RM of the hay as it feeds into the pickup table. I have 3 slipper sensors, One on each side of the pickup and one in the center and it averages all of them continuously.

Of course none of it is germane presently as we just had another gully washer an hour ago.
 
   / Hay Making on a Different Scale #63  
Of course none of it is germane presently as we just had another gully washer an hour ago.
I s there anything more humbling than making hay?
 
   / Hay Making on a Different Scale #64  
Don't know actually. At my age and financial status, I do it for fun more than anything else and I make a bit of money doing it as well plus all the equipment is a nice tax write off for us.

If I 'had to' do it, I probably wouldn't do it. I spent the better part of my adult life working for someone else and having to abide by their rules but now, I make my own rules and decide what, where and when. Very nice that way for me.
 
   / Hay Making on a Different Scale #65  
A lot of the customers could not handle 4x5 baleage. It would just be to heavy. Depending on moisture level I can get 4x4 to push the 1000 lbs weight. I like it on the dryer side so figure I average 8-900 lbs. Wrapped clover before and that was into the 1200 lbs range.
That's a big difference compared to what I'm buying here. 4x5 round bales of hay are in the 800 range, and 4x6 are over a thousand pounds.
 
   / Hay Making on a Different Scale #66  
That's a big difference compared to what I'm buying here. 4x5 round bales of hay are in the 800 range, and 4x6 are over a thousand pounds.
It would interesting to know the moisture % of those 4X4 900#& higher rd bales. I've seen a lot of 4X5 rd that struggle to reach that weight. I wonder what brand rd baler can accomplish that task??
 
   / Hay Making on a Different Scale #67  
I saw a video on YouTube where a hay guy in Texas loaded one 4x5 round bale onto his trailer, had it weighed at the Weigh Station, then took it off and had his trailer weighed empty.

The single 4x5 round bale weighed 780 pounds.
 
   / Hay Making on a Different Scale #68  
It would interesting to know the moisture % of those 4X4 900#& higher rd bales. I've seen a lot of 4X5 rd that struggle to reach that weight. I wonder what brand rd baler can accomplish that task??
The pressure would be cranked too high to make a 4x4 900lb bale. Neck I made over 30,000 4x5’s and reaching 900lbs required a lot of pressure.
 
   / Hay Making on a Different Scale #69  
We baled ideally around 15% and 4x4 were about 650 apiece. Our baler was a massive PITA though so I sold it and got a 4x5 and another small square baler. 4x5s of Timothy and clover mixed ran right at 1000 lbs.
 
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That's a big difference compared to what I'm buying here. 4x5 round bales of hay are in the 800 range, and 4x6 are over a thousand pounds.

It would interesting to know the moisture % of those 4X4 900#& higher rd bales. I've seen a lot of 4X5 rd that struggle to reach that weight. I wonder what brand rd baler can accomplish that task??

The pressure would be cranked too high to make a 4x4 900lb bale. Neck I made over 30,000 4x5’s and reaching 900lbs required a lot of pressure.
I want to make clear that the the bales I'm wrapping are baleage. Not dry hay. Anywhere from 20-60% moisture depending on lots of different factors. At one time I weighed a bunch of 4x4/4x5's. I don't remember a lot of the weights anymore and need to do this again but 640 comes to mind on a 4x5 dry hay bale and I believe that was mature 1st cutting. Baler is a 459 S.S. running about 3500 psi
 
 
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