Does anybody still use one of these hay balers/stackers?

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A guy west of here used one for years, about the time round balers were making their start. They do make a big bale of hay/stack.

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We used to have one. They make a loose stack not a bale. We like it for corn steaks more than hay.
 
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kickinbull":2glyazs1 said:
We used to have one. They make a loose stack not a bale. We like it for corn steaks more than hay.

I wondered if they would be good for corn stalks. Also I always wondered what kind of blower/thrower mechanism they have in them to throw the hay/corn stalks all the way to the back of the wagon.
 

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jltrent":3j7sn6i0 said:
kickinbull":3j7sn6i0 said:
We used to have one. They make a loose stack not a bale. We like it for corn steaks more than hay.

I wondered if they would be good for corn stalks. Also I always wondered what kind of blower/thrower mechanism they have in them to throw the hay/corn stalks all the way to the back of the wagon.

Just a big fan the way I remember it.
 

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The one I remember was a John Deere and they always used it for stalks. Keep in mind there is a stack mover that they used to move them with but that`s been so long ago I cant remember what the stack mover looks like.
 

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If I remember correctly the stack mover was 3 rails that slid under the stack then hydraulics picked it up on wheels. Only one I seen was used on grass hay.
The Hesston groundhog roller was next in this area. Rolled the roll on the ground.
 

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kenny thomas":18x6lf6b said:
If I remember correctly the stack mover was 3 rails that slid under the stack then hydraulics picked it up on wheels. Only one I seen was used on grass hay.
The Hesston groundhog roller was next in this area. Rolled the roll on the ground.

The ones I remember had five or six chains on the rails. The bed tilted and you backed under the stack while the chains pulled the stack on.
 

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I still seem them in use in parts of Colorado and other more arid states. I imagine the waste would be pretty significant here with the moisture.
 
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I would say mosture would be a big problem with grass hay also. For corn stalks it might work pretty good.
 

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pricefarm":6rny232f said:
jltrent":6rny232f said:
pricefarm":6rny232f said:
Never seen one of those. What are they called? I'll have to YouTube that and see one working

Here is a small one in action. At about the 15 minute mark he dumps a bale.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBMTQfWfb6g

Here is a video on how it works.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfAL7bHesg0

That's pretty neat. So after you dump the stack of hay how do you move it?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_c_2OqjkiL4
 

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Havnt seen anyone use one of those for a good 15 years around here. Neighbor used to use it on soybean straw if i remember right. Always heard them called stackers. I imagine it was a pretty slick deal before round bakers came along
 
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ez14.":1mvuukec said:
pricefarm":1mvuukec said:
jltrent":1mvuukec said:
Here is a small one in action. At about the 15 minute mark he dumps a bale.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBMTQfWfb6g

Here is a video on how it works.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfAL7bHesg0

That's pretty neat. So after you dump the stack of hay how do you move it?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_c_2OqjkiL4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_c_2OqjkiL4&app=desktop

The stacker loader/unloader works pretty slick with round hay also.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4V42XNN28U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6ExQxpzQ1g

Neat machine...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFZzcCeu-Vs
 

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kenny thomas":2urf1h3z said:
If I remember correctly the stack mover was 3 rails that slid under the stack then hydraulics picked it up on wheels. Only one I seen was used on grass hay.
The Hesston groundhog roller was next in this area. Rolled the roll on the ground.
The videos show how much I have forgotten about how they worked.
 

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A large farm in the area still uses them. Last I knew they had three and used them only in corn stalks.
 
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kenny thomas":39f38w8p said:
kenny thomas":39f38w8p said:
If I remember correctly the stack mover was 3 rails that slid under the stack then hydraulics picked it up on wheels. Only one I seen was used on grass hay.
The Hesston groundhog roller was next in this area. Rolled the roll on the ground.
The videos show how much I have forgotten about how they worked.

I can't believe you forgot that. :lol:
 

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