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Post by snoopdog » Thu May 21, 2020 7:52 pm

Well, got it up, as of 930 last night, and not without tribulation. Wheat, fescue, clover and bermuda, made 8 bales/acre. It did not come without cost,but money well spent. 6 is the best we've ever done before, 4x5.


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Re: 1st cutting

Post by Lbass » Thu May 21, 2020 7:57 pm

Heck of a yield.

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Re: 1st cutting

Post by MurraysMutts » Thu May 21, 2020 8:07 pm

That's a lot of bales to the acre!
I'm used to 5x5 or 5x5.5 tho.
Wonder what the conversion would be...
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Re: 1st cutting

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Thu May 21, 2020 8:36 pm

MurraysMutts wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 8:07 pm
That's a lot of bales to the acre!
I'm used to 5x5 or 5x5.5 tho.
Wonder what the conversion would be...
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Re: 1st cutting

Post by WFfarm » Fri May 22, 2020 7:52 am

Bale size Est weight Bale size % of 5x5 bale
4x4 512 51
4x5 800 80
4x6 1153 115
5x5 1000 100
5x6 1441 144

So, if your getting 8 bales/acre of 4x5, would get about 6-1/2 bales/acre of 5x5.

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Re: 1st cutting

Post by chevytaHOE5674 » Fri May 22, 2020 12:31 pm

All depends on the crop and the baler. I've put up tons of 900+ lbs 4x5 bales and now with the crop cutter 1000+ lbs 4x5s. I've also seen 5x5s that don't weigh 900lbs.

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Re: 1st cutting

Post by MurraysMutts » Fri May 22, 2020 1:14 pm

Awesome! I knew someone would have that info handy.
That's assuming the same crop I imagine.
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Re: 1st cutting

Post by snoopdog » Fri May 22, 2020 9:07 pm

I'm gonna try and get a weight tomorrow, pulled some outta the field and transporting. This was an old hesston spring tension baler, and they are actually closer to 5.5 tall, we'll see.
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Re: 1st cutting

Post by Texasmark » Sat May 23, 2020 7:58 am

MurraysMutts wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 8:07 pm
That's a lot of bales to the acre!
I'm used to 5x5 or 5x5.5 tho.
Wonder what the conversion would be...
All other things equal, take half the diameter, square it and multiply by Pi. When you have the 2 answers, like for a 4x5 and 4x6, subtract the smaller from the larger and you have your answer.

Quick answer from memory: 4x5 or 5x4 800#, 4x5.5 1000#, 4x6 1200#, 5x6 1600#

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Re: 1st cutting

Post by MurraysMutts » Sat May 23, 2020 7:14 pm

Roight!
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