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Sunday, July 11, 2010

I picked up hay bales and made a thousand dollars, or close to that...

I picked up two semi-truck loads in the first field, three in the second, and two in the third. Each stack has 56 bales and can be picked up with a forklift with a large squeeze clamp on it.The 8 blocks make a 24 ton truck load. This would be a set of double trailers.
I picked up the bales with a New Holland 1085 bale wagon. I would explain more but I am tired. It didn't involve a lot of hard labor. I did loose all the hydraulic oil out through a broken hose and had to make a new hose and get more oil, but otherwise it was a good day.
I think that is 3136 bales at .43 cents per bale. I can't think anymore. Good night!

4 comments:

  1. Guess that'll make up for some less productive days!

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  2. Have you been listening to Coast to Coast? There have been some good ones on the past week. Kinda makes it hard to get out and change a broken sickle section at the edge of a creepy looking woods after you've been hearing about shadow people, bigfoot, chupacabras, and demonic possession. Keeps me awake!

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  3. I really miss Coast to Coast radio. Seems I can onlly pick it up on cold winter nights.
    Budde, sounds like you had a good day with the bales. And those NH bale wagons do take a lot of the work out of handling bales.

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  4. Gorges, well one day out of the summer will not make the payment... We hope for more days...
    Orin, my radio quit so my paranoia level has dropped a bit! But, I do love coast-to-coast radio!
    Ralph, I've picked up a few bales by hand and I do love the automatic bale wagon. Except when the computer goes on the fritz and then I tend to lose my Christian Sanctification... Cause I sometimes say worlds like: @#$%^& and )(*&^ and @#@$%^!

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