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65 pound small squares....really?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:52 am    Post subject: Re: 65 pound small squares....really? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I would think in dryer areas than the humid northeast, that you can make a tighter bale that's going to be more dense. Up here just the moisture from the ground in any but the driest summers adds a significant amount of moisture to the bale. Doesn't seem to matter how many times or when you rake it, you still get that "slightly damp" feel to the bottom of the windrow. Maybe packing them really tight wouldn't ever be a problem, but even my bales get somewhat of a warm feel in the mow for the first few days. It's not a lot of heat, but more than the ambient temps. I always put it down to the humidity of the ground.

Besides, no one wants to play with bales over 35-40lbs anymore. Some complain with those as it is!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:50 am    Post subject: Re: 65 pound small squares....really? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We bale only 2,000ish or so bales or year and we make 40lb bales. Seems the horse population doesn't want anything bigger or heavier. Though looking at an accumulator now I think we'll have to make heavier bales.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:28 pm    Post subject: Re: 65 pound small squares....really? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Almost on cue, it seems that the people on Facebook that have been posting these ads must have gotten the feeling that people wonder about whether they are truly selling 65 pound bales...

An ad was placed today by the same people, and they actually gave dimensions: 14" x 18" x 40"
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