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Hay Loading

Discussion in 'Agricultural Operations' started by Northart, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. Northart

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    Here's the way they loaded hay . All steel wheels, no rubber.
     

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    hay

    just finished watching the same thing on rfdtv only pulled by horses. seems like they grew men back then.
     
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    Odd looking contraption of a tractor.
     
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    Yup, the days of iron men and wooden ships.
     
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    Our hayrack was pulled by a horse.Dad used to pitch it up to us kids and we would build the load and the load had better be built right 'cause we would hear about it!!!Ron G
     
  6. tonka

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    and this is how you do it today
     

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    that is a happening forklift! I can tell you I had to load hay by the 50 pound bails and it was on a daily basis until the season was over or we go the field bailed and bucked!
     
  8. tonka

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    50lb bails are nothing these days, there getting to be about 110-120lbs on average these days
     
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    yeah I may be showing my age, that was 25 years ago. and we bailed alfalfa and let me tell ya it was a real bugger to load on our low bow eight high after a night drinking and that hot summer sun!:Banghead
     
  10. tonka

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    we loaded a 100 acre field, by hand in a day once, never again tho...
     
  11. euclid

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    We are talking abut a few thousand acres for just alfalfa it was a full time job in the summer and all us guys got to enjoy the opportunities. Even saw a few snakes caught into the bale a few times and it scared the crap out of me because we get into a mind set.
     
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    ...and nervous cabin boys:rolleyes:
     
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    Tonka, Where are those photos from? I see you are from New Jersey, but they look like the type of California forklifts shown in some of the photos here in the ag section. Does this one have 2 steering wheels so you can drive in either direction? Who makes these forklifts?

    Also, I can't see much of the trailer is it a pup or a spread axle. I've seen some of the Calif guys have 2 pups with single axle tractors for hauling hay, but I don't know why they use that setup.

    Nice rigs for sure.:usa
     
  14. tonka

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    Thoes pics were taken in Cali, by a guy named Dean Doctor. I am from cali but now live in NJ. The cali guys use the two trailers for easy unloading. Most of there customers live down narow dirt raods and its easyer pulling one short trailer than one long trailer.


    here is the truck that is being loaded, owned and operated by Mike Maggini of Riverdale Ca.
     

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    Wow, nice truck. :drinkup

    Are those what you'd call "hay stacks"? :D
     
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    i never understood why they spend money on a forklift out there when a tractor does the same thing....we just bought a kicker baler this past winter so our days of picking them out of the field are over :drinkup builds good muscle though
     
  17. tonka

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    ahh a bale waggon
     

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    Me thinks these fork lifts are cabable of doing highway speeds, there was some pics somewhere here of the interior of the cab with a second seat and driver's wheel, they are just small trucks.
     
  20. tonka

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    basicly there a truck, with 2 wheels and can drive on the highway