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  1. #21
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    kcs01 said:


    We are Without tractor and for the past two years have been dragging them on a palette behind the truck or the rtv. This year we are improving the design and adding an old pair of skis to make it slide a little easier. Works great almost don't want to improve the design

    Never thought of using skis, what a good idea! I have dozens of the things in the shed.

    Thanks, and a Happy New Year!



  2. #22
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    Just as Robin says: old american car hood>>best skid plate made. Put the round bale on that and pull it to the paddock..yes you will need a length of 3/8 chain, but you should have one regardless.



  3. #23
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    HA! Its like this post was sitting here taunting me. Friend of mine bought round bales in bulk - nice round bales. Offered to give me one for $35.

    The catch? We have no way to load it into the back of a pick up truck.

    If I could just get it into the pick up truck... No tractor, etc. *Sigh*



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    Skidloader was fixed and the girls are happily mulching so no I didn't get the chance to try these unfortunately. Shore girl... what about two boards to make a ramp (not very steep!) And some super strong men to push it? Totally worth it I love round bales.



  5. #25
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    I thought about that. Problem is, I am even borrowing a truck just to pick the thing up (If I can) so I feel awfully guilty asking people to push it up a ramp too LOL. Not sure if us two girls could roll it up ourselves! She has her horses in her backyard, and I keep mine one county away in my neighbors 8 acres, so we don't have a lot of people around.

    Originally I was going to be waiting with a truck when they off loaded from the bulk load and they were going to pop a round into the pick up for me. Then the delivery guy messed up the days and now I'm SOL.

    Sigh. I really wanted to give Miss Mare a round bale!



  6. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShoreGirl View Post
    I thought about that. Problem is, I am even borrowing a truck just to pick the thing up (If I can) so I feel awfully guilty asking people to push it up a ramp too LOL. Not sure if us two girls could roll it up ourselves! She has her horses in her backyard, and I keep mine one county away in my neighbors 8 acres, so we don't have a lot of people around.

    Originally I was going to be waiting with a truck when they off loaded from the bulk load and they were going to pop a round into the pick up for me. Then the delivery guy messed up the days and now I'm SOL.

    Sigh. I really wanted to give Miss Mare a round bale!

    A come-a-long or calf-puller is your friend. Just don't stand behind the bale if you try to push it up on ramps.

    Liz



  7. #27
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    You know what... my FIL can fit two round bales in his 2H with a ramp after he takes the divider out. Any way you can borrow a trailer? You could just roll it on... probably even get it on a step up if you push hard enough.



  8. #28
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    Whooohooo Just found a guy willing to deliver me two round bales at $42 each =)

    I just moved in the last few months so I am not totally sure of the going rate around here, but I do recall paying a LOT more for them up in PA a few years ago, and our hay just went up to $7/bale. These are 4ft x 6 ft round bales timothy/alfalfa mix. Thoughts anyone?



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