The everyday of our family farm
It certainly beats the way we used to make haystacks although I suspect people were physically fitter in those days (until they wore their bodies out).
Impressive. I am trying to visualise the process. Does the trailor tray lift several bales at a time, into position?
Yes it does Helen. The bale stacker picks up the 6 bales individually throughout the paddock as they have come out of the baler. Once you have 6 on the tray, the whole tray tips up as shown above and you drive away. We group our bales like this in mini stacks of 30, then another tractor with trailer takes them back to stack into the hay shed. This machine takes a bit of practise to use but once you get the hang of it, it is quite a fun machine to operate.
I thought that was the case, but I just couldn't imagine the bales stacking so brilliantly, as the tray became perpendicular. Do I assume that you also operate this machine?
Yes I do, but not as much as I used to. With the second generation now working alongside us I don't do near as much in the tractors as I used to.
So much easier than the way we used to store hay!!! Diane