Moving large round hay bales can be industrious work, whether you have the machinery to help with the process or not. Luckily, this article is here to teach the basics of how to move hay. If you are just starting farming or just starting to grow hay, then this article is perfect for you!
Once the hay is harvested and dried, the first thing to do, in the process of moving it, is to get the hay rolled up into round cylinders. This is extremely difficult to do by hand, so it is best that you have some kind of machine to do this for you. Using a baler is the easiest way to do this.
Once the hay bales are rounded, they are almost ready to move. While you can move hay bales without wrapping them, they are typically easier to move (especially to move long distances) when they are wrapped. Hay bales are usually wrapped in plastic or plastic-like material.
In theory, hay bales could be wrapped manually. However, if you are working on a large scale operation and you have the funds to do so, it is much easier to use a machine to wrap your hay bales for you.
Whether you want to move wrapped bales a long distance or unwrapped bales a short distance, investing in bale hay spears is a great idea. These spears work by stabbing long rods into the hay bales to lift them off the ground to move them easily. Bale hay spears are typically attached to a tractor, which helps to make the moving process even easier.
There are a few different types of bale hay spears, with one popular model being the double bale hay spear. When buying your own bale hay spear, consider how many spears you want per device. How many spears you should have will vary based on how large and heavy your hay bales are. Your tractor’s specifications will also determine what type of bale hay spears you can use safely and without damage to the spear or your tractor.
Moving hay bales can be an exhausting process if you try to do it by hand; this is why is it so important to invest in the right tools and technology for the job. Keep these materials and these steps in mind for the next time you need to move hay. It is sure to be helpful.