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Author Topic: Couriers for haybobs, wufflers, balers etc.?  (Read 1773 times)

Fieldfare

  • Joined Feb 2011
Couriers for haybobs, wufflers, balers etc.?
« on: April 17, 2014, 10:54:17 pm »
Hi all- me again! I keep seeing some quite nice hay-making kit on Ebay but am unsure about the best way to get something like a haybob, baler etc. couriered 100+ miles. Any thoughts on prices? and good companies?

Thanks!
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farmvet

  • Joined Feb 2014
Re: Couriers for haybobs, wufflers, balers etc.?
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2014, 11:59:33 pm »
Try shiply.com or other backload sites.  vehicles running home empty after a delivery use these sites to pick up backloads for the return journey. 

AndynJ

  • Joined Sep 2010
  • uk
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Re: Couriers for haybobs, wufflers, balers etc.?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2014, 07:51:54 pm »
£1-£1.20 a mile as a back load assuming good loading/unloading and reasonable access

cloddopper

  • Joined Jun 2013
  • South Wales .Carmarthenshire. SA18
Re: Couriers for haybobs, wufflers, balers etc.?
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2014, 11:11:58 pm »
if you have the capable towing vehicle or can get hold of one a two day hire of 1.5 tonne four wheeled low platform rear end  drive on drive off braked Ifor Williams trailer could be an option worth considering as well .
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AndynJ

  • Joined Sep 2010
  • uk
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Re: Couriers for haybobs, wufflers, balers etc.?
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2014, 10:55:15 am »
if you have the capable towing vehicle or can get hold of one a two day hire of 1.5 tonne four wheeled low platform rear end  drive on drive off braked Ifor Williams trailer could be an option worth considering as well .
If we had an idea of where in the world he was he could borrow my 3.5 ton twin axle Ifor with rear loading ramp carries 2.7 ton

Farmer Man

  • Joined Jul 2013
Re: Couriers for haybobs, wufflers, balers etc.?
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2014, 12:36:31 pm »
Hi all- me again! I keep seeing some quite nice hay-making kit on Ebay but am unsure about the best way to get something like a haybob, baler etc. couriered 100+ miles. Any thoughts on prices? and good companies?

Thanks!


Haybob fits on a 10x6 flatbed trailer fine. Only Weights about 1/3 of Ton.
Square Balers are minimum of 8foot wide. So if on a trailer you will need pick-up side wheel hanging over the side and wood under the pick-up to keep it level. Older ones weigh about 1 ton. Newer welger balers are getting to 3 ton.

I've a Haybob I'm thinking of selling in the north of England. Could possibly delivery it you are near.

 

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