One so small.
12 years ago we built a packing machine out of an old 8’x3’x3’ baler for little square bales. We were looking for a more efficient way to handle lots of little bales. Basically, our Bale Bundler as we called it picked up 14 little bales and packed them into one big bale. The small bales were still individually tied so we got the marketing advantage of small bales with the handling convenience of a big bale. It saved us a lot of time & effort as there was no hand stacking required loading & unloading a truck.
Then the drought hit and we stopped making little bales of hay. After the drought we never really got back into the little bales, choosing to focus on big bales instead. We sold our little baler years ago and the Bale Bundler has sat in the shed collecting dust.
Today it is getting a new lease on life and heading off to a new owner who bales lots of little square bales.
Today is a special day.
10 years ago today we entered a Hay Cap into the Henty Machinery Field Days Farm Inventor of the Year competition. Being hay farmers we saw a need for a safer and more durable system for covering hay. We were overwhelmed by the response.
10 years on we have Hay Caps throughout Australia, NZ, US, Canada, UK & Europe. We are proud of the difference our product has made to the hay industry & the safety of farmers. And we are very grateful to our customers, those that have encouraged us along the way and of course our team. We are a family business, manufacturing an Aussie invention, employing local people and distributing our Hay Caps to so many farmers around the world.
And that's kinda cool I think.
This weekend across NSW the Rural Fire Service held open days.
NSW RFS is the world's largest volunteer fire service, with over 73,000 volunteer members. The open days were raising awareness about the dangers of fires in the lead up to summer and also gave locals the chance to meet the volunteers who protect their community, and of course… sit in a fire truck.
We are proud that our son is a 4th generation volunteer with the NSW Rural Fire Service and we are so very thankful for all the volunteers around Australia that give up their time to fight fires and help keep us all safe.