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Old 06-22-2017, 07:12 AM
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Default Broke down and bought a round baler.

Well I gave in and am going to put up part of my hay in round bales. I came across a Vermeer 605C on one of the online auctions and put in a low bid, I'll be damned if I didn't get it. The plan right now is to take off Saturday to get it. I already got serial number so I can go to Vermeer and register my antique, they will give me an operators manual! More to come as I learn about this thing.
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Old 06-22-2017, 07:53 AM
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Old 06-22-2017, 08:04 AM
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What is the difference between large round bales, and going with large square bales ?

Either way you need forks to lift/load/haul them.
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Old 06-22-2017, 08:09 AM
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Round balers have a simpler mechanism and no knotter to screw up. For feeding they can be simply unrolled on the ground.
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Old 06-22-2017, 12:11 PM
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What is the difference between large round bales, and going with large square bales ?

Either way you need forks to lift/load/haul them.
About $20000 and round bales will shed water so they don't have to be stored under cover.
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Old 06-23-2017, 02:31 AM
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Agree on the shed water. You only loose a third rather than all.Just a lot of them around here are bagging them now .Trying to keep a supply for the bad year .Winter feeding the oldest .
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Old 06-23-2017, 11:33 PM
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Well the plan is to go in the morning to pick up my baler. This is libel to be an adventure, my old truck isn't in the best shape and it's 90 miles one way.
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Old 06-24-2017, 12:47 PM
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Well I made to within 2 miles of the baler and the tire I had put on last night decided to shed about half of the tread. Well crap the spare is only good enough for a short trip home so I am now sitting at Wally world waiting for a new tire. Fuck plans are delayed again.
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Old 06-24-2017, 05:32 PM
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I just made it back home! After getting the new tire I went out to the sale lot where it was sitting and of course the jack had sunk into the ground and the hitch was on the ground. Thankfully I had brought a jack with me, I got it hooked up without incident and then started looking for the rest of the PTO shaft. It was no where to be found so I called the seller. He tried getting calling the auctioneer but no answer. He promised that he would get the rest of the PTO shaft to me before next weekend, so in the meantime I'll have to rob off of something else. The ride home was boring and uneventful, thankfully. More to come later right now I have an operators manual to read.
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