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Brucklay

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Baling by hand - want one of these
« on: July 22, 2013, 09:17:53 am »
Having had the paddocks tidied up as some area were very long and thick - the plan was to mulch it back in but with the unusually dry weather it is great sweet smelling hay - so how to bale.


Found this on the net would love this [size=78%]http://www.barnesweldingshop.com/Balers.php[/size]


But also saw DIY versions so I'm going to try to make one out of an old wheelie bin or a timber version like [/size][size=78%]http://oak-hill-homestead.blogspot.ca/2007/09/hay-baling.html[/size] if I can find enough timber - hope it works!!
Pygmy Goats, Shetland Sheep, Zip & Indie the Border Collies, BeeBee the cat and a wreak of a building to renovate!!
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Foobar

  • Joined Mar 2012
  • South Wales
Re: Baling by hand - want one of these
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2013, 09:52:42 am »
See my post on this thread for more links on the wooden one, there are plans on there too:
http://www.accidentalsmallholder.net/forum/index.php?topic=35797.0
I recently made one and it's great. :D

Brucklay

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Re: Baling by hand - want one of these
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2013, 12:06:05 pm »
Excellent stuff Foobar - glad I'm not the only nutter doing it by hand  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Pygmy Goats, Shetland Sheep, Zip & Indie the Border Collies, BeeBee the cat and a wreak of a building to renovate!!

chrismahon

  • Joined Dec 2011
  • Gascony, France
Re: Baling by hand - want one of these
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2013, 09:53:06 pm »
Well impressed by that. But I haven't even got a property yet, or the Austrian scythe, or the livestock to eat the hay (they eat it in Summer here when they go into the barns or cook). Long way to go obviously. I was expecting to gather it up into bundles, like the Victorian farmer series.

 

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