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Old 06-30-2010, 12:56 PM
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nchawkeye
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Burly...It all depends upon who baled the hay and how it was bailed...

Let's say that Lowes Hardware contracts with you to deliver 2,000 bales at $2.00 a bale...If you keep the ground speed high on the tractor and the pto speed low you put less hay into the bale and will get more bales per acre...

Now, let's say you are baling for yourself and are going to store them in a barn so you want the maximum amout of hay into each bale...In this situation, keep the tractor speed low and the pto or engine rpms high and you will have more charges per bale and a heavier bale...In other words, a tighter packed bale...

So, pick up the bales and see how much they weigh, look at the bales and see how far apart the charges are...Look around and find a farmer that packs a tight bale and you will be fine...

Pretty much the same goes with round bales...The slower ground speed and higher rpms produce a tighter bale...
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