Bigfoot":tr98gc41 said:Those arent great by any means, but if youll go ahead, and weld them together the day you buy them, they hold up considerably better.
wbvs58":1tt5573r said:I think tube rolled in a circle is structurally stronger.
jltrent":eemnd6rk said:Did the cattle do that or a loader with it froze to the ground. I have had several that were a POS, but the last one I bought I move it about everyday with a loader (needle on the end) and so far has held up good. The square tube will freeze to the ground worse than the round. Looks like a fixed chamber baler baled the hay, maybe New Idea.
Farm Fence Solutions":13je1zcg said:wbvs58":13je1zcg said:I think tube rolled in a circle is structurally stronger.
I bought a tubing roller a while back, and have considered building my own heavy duty hay feeders. The cost of the material has delayed that project. I have square and round dies, but I figured square tubing would be easier to fabricate since there wouldn't be any copes to cut.
callmefence":347hpuh4 said:If you're gonna use rings..use the plastic ones. Virtually indestructible and I have yet to have a animal injured in one. Cost you a extra 100.00. but you'll like them.
Sky, we have 7 poly rings and they truly are virtually indestructible. Little pricey but worth it IMO. Only maintenance is to make sure the screws are still tight a couple times a year.
RanchMan90":3qi9g1qd said:Do hay rings conserve hay?