Pellet Puker.

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I got put to work today. Fed the Morrison Meadow bunches pellets and took net wrap off the silage bales for Wifey. Operating a stick shift went just fine. Nearly two months since my hip replacement. The cows look like they will make the winter...
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Difference in size between a haylage bale and dry hay.
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Much rather spend a little money on plastic than feed black hay.
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How does the netwrap come off frozen silage bales in the depths of winter? I've considered using it but sometimes even the plastic will freeze on a bit so I'm hesitant. Of course, this winter I sure could have got away with netwrap on just about everything to this point.
 
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How does the netwrap come off frozen silage bales in the depths of winter? I've considered using it but sometimes even the plastic will freeze on a bit so I'm hesitant. Of course, this winter I sure could have got away with netwrap on just about everything to this point.
These bales are actually quite dry. Find if they get over 30% moisture is when freezing starts. That and a week or longer of -25 and colder on wetter bales. The bad ones can be set on end for the sun to work on for a day. Very few this year at all, even our oat, pea and barley bales are not froze on.
 
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A photo of the Pellet Puker my son made. We couldn’t find a commercially made “caker” with enough capacity that still left room to hook a gooseneck trailer to the truck also. It holds up to 2800 lbs of product and feeds out 300 lbs per minute. If we were to make another it would have a geared down 6 inch feed auger rather than a geared up 4 inch. We still have to ride the clutch a bit in low range first to make a good row of pellets. Pump is activated by turning the light switch on in the truck Live and learn...
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