Moving Large Square Bales... Without a Tractor/ Forklift/ Skidsteer
I did do a search, but I couldn't find anything... sorry if I missed a previous post....
The farm I buy my hay/ straw from is going to start putting their straw in the large squares only, they'll be roughly 900#, and roughly 4'x4'x6'.
I don't have a tractor/forklift/skidsteer. All I have is a 42" riding lawn mower and a small SUV with no hitch on it.
Is there anyway I will be able to get it off the truck when they come to deliver? At this point moving it seems like a pipe dream... but if I could just get it somewhere on the property I would be tickled.
Can anyone one offer tips/ tricks to get the straw off her truck (ford 250) and onto my ground?! And if anyone has ever successfully moved these by manpower, please let me know that too!
Getting them off should not be that hard. If you park slightly uphill and they have a smooth truck bed one strong or two normal adults should be able to push it out.
Or loop a chain around it, hook the other end to a tree and drive the truck away.
Moving it is going to be harder though. If your property is flat and you have something on your SUV to hook a chain too you could drag it and not lose much. Otherwise breaking it open and handling flakes like you would small bales is probably your only option.