round bales

  1. JLTate

    Double bale spike on manitou brackets

    Wanted: Simple double bale spike for round bales. On manitou brackets. Anyone got one? thanks
  2. topground

    How to prevent hay barn fire?

    Left to his own devices contractor has baled 60 round bales a day earlier than I would have liked. How long would they need to be left in the field to eliminate spontaneous combustion risk or how much a risk will there be if they are stacked 2 or 3 high under cover?
  3. puppet

    Cutting the Wrong Field

    I cut a field of hay a few miles away and next door were some lovely silage fields. The owner farms 3 miles away and will never be there apart from silage time. I wondered if anyone has cut, ploughed or sprayed the wrong field because nobody was around. Or maybe cut and baled it BECAUSE the...
  4. Hilly


    Why do we chop it ? Why can’t I just load trailers with handler run down row push up a heap load trailer tip in pit repeat ? Why bother with the expensive bit ?
  5. Bojangles

    Fat Hens will they eat them or am I going to have to kill the clover

    Got a reseed that is just full of fat hens 🤦‍♂️ I took the chance as it was sprayed off and put a decent amount of clover in the mix. Now I’m staring at a bloody mess. Have put ewes on it and obviously they are loving the grass but it’s becoming obvious as they eat it down how bad the bloody...
  6. M

    Ineos Grenadier and Land Rover Defender

    Had a chance to look around both of these at the Festival of Speed at Goodwood last week. Is there anyone on here running the LR yet? And anyone tempted by the Grenadier when it becomes available next year?
  7. Slippery Slope

    Buying land is a hindrance to business development

    True or False?
  8. andybk

    Taking a field out of rotation for round bales , any issues with manure / dead grass with sheep ?

    we usually put sheep in paddocks , top hard when they come out , maybe cut regrowth 5 or 6 weeks later , one paddock got away from one lot , is there any issue with manure or trod grass in round bales come feeding time (listeria etc) , or is it best to carry on like we were ? we have a rake now...
  9. Sir loin

    Round bale hay sweating time.

    We have just baled 11 acres of hay into round bales would have preferred another day on it but forecast is not in our favour so we are leaving it out in the field to sweat how long does the curing period take to heat up and then cool down to be safe enough to put it in the shed.
  10. F

    John Deere 342 Knotter Issue

    Hello all, We have recently been trying to get a JD 342 working that has been laying in a shed for 20+ years. Most things seem to be going well, however she can be quite temperamental when it comes to tying knots. It will tie them most of the time but every now and then it will get a knot...
  11. Grassman

    Total stupidity

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  13. B


    Class 250 roto cut nett problems,nett keeps feeding into bale chamber when it is cut clean any solutions thanks
  14. Brid @ ADAS

    Cattle and sheep grazing practices survey

    If you have grazing cattle or sheep on your farm, we would be really grateful if you could spend 10 minutes to complete this online survey on grazing practices. Link to survey: The survey is being carried out...
  15. rm36house

    Used baller for 6500 pounds or euro( like in my country)

    Hello friends! I'm balling round balls with my New Holland 644 baller four season now. Every season I can't start smoothly and when neighbors balling than I repair some thing on my round baller. I'm balling 300-500+ round bales each year. What is the best 90's to early 00's round baller in the...
  16. J

    Help in getting a small tractor

    Hi all, I need advice and guidance in picking a tractor. Been pricing some up, but there are so many options, that I need somebody to guide me in the right direction. So here is the breakdown: - Small holding (12 acres) - Its main job will be for moving stuff (soil, mess, hay, straw...
  17. Sam myers

    Heavy hay bales

    Afternoon all! I run my own hay making equipment and also help other farmers bale theirs into round bales, we have a lely/welger rp445 and are always asked to turn the density down when we are baling their hay to prevent it warming. it makes no difference to me how they want their hay baling...
  18. F


    Mowers - Drum or Disc?
  19. spin cycle

    what should i pay per 4ft round bale

    .....contractor cuts...i turn....then contractor bales + wraps...6 layers :)
  20. Little Karoo


    Hello Everyone. Clueless Farmers daughter here again, who doesn't want to trouble my poorly old Father. Had quotes of 2.5 - 4k to make 12 acres of hay. Thinking of trying ourselves, particularly as we maybe getting a further 20 acres next year. Can anyone advise what are the best old...