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    07-20-2011, 02:53 AM
  #11
Showing
I have friends who didn't have a hay barn\storage. They bought a semi box trailer that wasn't road safe anymore, removed frame & axles, put it behind the barn and store hay in it. They picked it up cheap.
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    07-20-2011, 09:55 AM
  #12
Weanling
Thanks for the plug!

Don't tarp good hay! It just doesn't ever work except when you have really dry hay and a really good tarp - not a blue walmart special. And generally it only works well in the upper midwest or say the southwest where the climate is already arid.

Building a good shed is a good way to go.

Buying Portable sheds or portable carports with actual roofs on them works ok.

Used semi trailers work well and can be had for $1000-1500. If you leave them on the wheels, the floor will stay nice and dry. Need to cut and install vents in them to make them work well, but the storage is nice and lockable. Look at cubic feet on your options real close as a 40' reefer will look nice and big but have less useable space than a 28' dry box van.
     
    07-20-2011, 01:56 PM
  #13
Weanling
can't wait!

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Originally Posted by Production Acres    
Thanks for the plug!

Don't tarp good hay! It just doesn't ever work except when you have really dry hay and a really good tarp - not a blue walmart special. And generally it only works well in the upper midwest or say the southwest where the climate is already arid.

Building a good shed is a good way to go.

Buying Portable sheds or portable carports with actual roofs on them works ok.

Used semi trailers work well and can be had for $1000-1500. If you leave them on the wheels, the floor will stay nice and dry. Need to cut and install vents in them to make them work well, but the storage is nice and lockable. Look at cubic feet on your options real close as a 40' reefer will look nice and big but have less useable space than a 28' dry box van.
WHAT CAN I SAY YOUR HAY LOOKS AWESOME!! I run a farm here too so I think I think we are on the same page ;) everyone around here wants 25.00 a bale for alfalfa they claim the bales weigh 125lbs but I've yet to see one anywhere near that big LOL. Usually I'm getting 2 string bales that weigh 40 to 55lbs and those were 12.00 but now the lady is hanging onto the rest of her hay for her own horses. Can't say that I blame her with this crazy weather.
I saw a semi back end the guy wanted 600. For on craigs list and it said "needs new floor" can they even be moved needing a new floor? Also is there a better place then craigs list to find those, some kind of semi or equiptment reseller cheap? And how do I find someone to move it for me since I don't have a semi :) I kind of like the ready made roll up back storage idea. I'm looking to get this storage in place and then head your way in the next few weeks. I'll call first to make an appt of course ;)
Thanks! Angi
     
    07-20-2011, 02:05 PM
  #14
Weanling
You won't be sorry buying from Production Acres. Good hay and good folks to deal with.
     

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