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post #41 of 102 Old 11-18-2012, 12:46 AM
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Go get a hot air balloon. Attach the bale to it and blast it full (if you don't have a burner, a dozen tanks of helium might suffice)Tie the bale to the balloon, tie the balloon to your truck bumper, Tow the balloon to wherever you want the hay. Shoot arrows into the balloon to deflate it so that the hay will drop on the spot you want it to land.


SIMPLE!!!
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post #42 of 102 Old 11-18-2012, 12:47 AM
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You didn't mention the downhill.....could be of advantage, depending on how much of a downhill. You'd get a lot of momentum, tho
Hubby and I used strong boards, two of them, as a ramp, and pushed the bale on the truck. Takes some elbow grease and you'll have to somehow secure the boards to the truck.
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Alex: In all honesty, you aren't particularly helpful. Perhaps you should have considered all senarios? You knew I was taking it down the road. Most roads are higher in the middle and lower on the outsides. That alone could pose a problem.

Punks: Lol, I suppose I could always park my horse at the bottom of the hill. I'm sure she'd stop it. I'm a teeny bit concerned about tripping and then the bale rolls away and then I have to chase it down the road.
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Delfina: Like it has been stated many times before, there is no tractor either on my property, or my friend's property. Yes, the trailer guy has a machine to move the bales. Or they just shove them off the end of the trailer. It's really very exciting to watch.
Personally, I prefer to do what I can do myself, rather than pay someone else to do it. I'm young. I really have no reason to be lazy or unimaginative.
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Then get a pitch fork and work off the attitude!!
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I'm young. I really have no reason to be lazy or unimaginative.
Then get on with it yourself. Best wishes.
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You didn't mention the downhill.....could be of advantage, depending on how much of a downhill. You'd get a lot of momentum, tho
Hubby and I used strong boards, two of them, as a ramp, and pushed the bale on the truck. Takes some elbow grease and you'll have to somehow secure the boards to the truck.
He said he has ramps.

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He said he has ramps.
I know. But he didn't seem to know how to use them, so I threw that out here
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post #49 of 102 Old 11-18-2012, 01:02 AM
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Lazy!!??

Lets see.... I work a full time job, run our family farm (we currently raise cows, pigs, chickens, goats and turkeys), do all the feeding/cleaning for an 8 stall barn down the road, take care of my two kids and 2 days a week I also care for a 6mo old and a 2yr old. Hubby's a truck driver and home basically never.

Lazy? Try SMART. I can work ONE extra hour and cover the $20 I paid the hay guy. The sheer stupidity involved in trying to finagle giant hay bales around without the proper equipment would take multiple hours.
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post #50 of 102 Old 11-18-2012, 01:08 AM
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Oh do I dare ask how MANY of these you are going to have to move??? And before you get snippy, I did read your original post and it said BALES.
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