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post #1 of 18 Old 07-26-2013, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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Haulin' Hay!

Soo..now that I have to supply my own hay, I've got to figure out creative ways to take 50 in one trip, lol.

Today I picked up my 25 bales for this week's pay, plus the extra that was counted wrong last week..Who thinks I can fit 50 on my truck for my next run? Lol



Anyone else hauling hay and doesn't get it delivered? Show me some pictures! Lol
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Soo..now that I have to supply my own hay, I've got to figure out creative ways to take 50 in one trip, lol.

Today I picked up my 25 bales for this week's pay, plus the extra that was counted wrong last week..Who thinks I can fit 50 on my truck for my next run? Lol



Anyone else hauling hay and doesn't get it delivered? Show me some pictures! Lol
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Good girl!! I thought I was the only one that could fit that many. We used to pull off 65 until we started to get it delivered.
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post #4 of 18 Old 07-26-2013, 05:46 PM
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Get a trailer. You're already pushing it, weight- wise
We bring home 25 3- string 120 lb bales, pretty much stacked like yours, with a F 350, 30 would be pushing it also, says hubby.
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See, these bales are light though, only about 20# each.
Plus, I'm only driving maybe 10 miles to the farm I'm boarding at which is all back roads aside from maybe a mile going down the hill on a main road. So, I can always toss my four ways on and go slow, lol.

I can't afford a trailer right now (but plan to get one when I get my hay stocked up and I can save some money) and none of the hay guys around here deliver, sadly.
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Hmm, we used to haul 40 bales at a time on our truck (2 string squares averaging 75-100 pounds...he baled them tight LOL), but our truck was a flat bed.

The only suggestion I have for getting 50 on yours without losing half of them on the way home is to stack them up higher the same way you're doing now except square off your upper edges into more of a block shape and get some tie-downs to strap them down with. That will keep a semi from sucking them off into the road when you meet one.
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We can get 27 tons on legally

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post #8 of 18 Old 07-26-2013, 07:08 PM
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I can get 53 on my pick up, no problem, but it is an 8 foot bed and no tool box.

11 on the bottom row.
Then three rows of 12
Topped by a row of 6 down the center.

Yours is a little tougher, with that box in the back.

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I've seen 50 small bales in a pickup (long bed) it can be done when stacked properly and using some of the cab.
We cheat and feed rounds, I can get 6 on and pull a wagon of squares.

Or 1 and the horses and the trailer, kinda reminded me of the carrot trick in cartoons

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My record (with the help of a couple of friends) for bales in the box of a truck was 75. They were about 50 lbs each and we loaded them from the loft of a barn down onto the truck box (long box not short) otherwise we would never have got them on. We tied the load on with ropes using a cross configuration. The ride home was hairy. The sway from the load was incredible and we were lucky there wasn't a mishap - I won't be doing that again.

I don't think you can make a full 50 bales due the short box; you can, however, add on a few more bales if you tie the load down. Taking less bales is not such a bad thing as it's less physically tasking and the trips give you a chance to rest up between loading and unloading.
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