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Haying 2017

Postby WaMoo » Sat May 27, 2017 7:36 pm

Mowing time! 10 hours of seat time to get it all cut! Let's hope our weather window holds!

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The rake is all lubed up, inspected, and ready to go!

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Re: Haying 2017

Postby tst » Sat May 27, 2017 9:29 pm

your haying season comes earlier than ours in NY, we have a couple weeks to wait yet before we can cut, use the cub also for hay raking
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Re: Haying 2017

Postby DickB » Sun May 28, 2017 7:22 am

For me, that is one heck of a HUGE field to hay. And the Cub is doing it. Impressive. While Tim might be a few weeks later in haying than you, up here in the highest parts of Massachusetts, we're even later...thank goodness...there's so much to do in the springtime! The untouched fields have only 4 to 8" of grass and still need lots more growing for the 1st cutting. So we can learn from Wamoo and Tim. I see that both use a siderake to create windrows whereas here we use an older horse drawn "real" hay rake (with a ball hitch and a rope pull) that I manually dump when it seems full. Works well for my needs and small size.

Your next step interests me. With all that hay which I believe you intend to gather and store in a barn loft as loose hay, not baled...just how are you going to gather all that hay? I use a pitchfork because it is the only option for my small size, plus it is great fun and exercise. But are you (I'm guessing that Tim bales hay with another tractor) using -- what to call them -- those old old sliding mechanisms to pull hay from the ground upward and then dump it into a hay wagon? I passed up an offer some years back to basically take one off some guy's hands -- it was rusting and seemed too large for any work by the Cub plus I just didn't then have a clue of where I was going farm-wise. Is this your gathering device and do you pull it with the Cub? How about the wagon...pulled by the Cub?

Lastly...how many can go on and on about haying like us??...it would be nice to see in operation your grapple hooks and barn ridge rolling setup. Both of us have this equipment although I'm not sure that your grapple hook setup is operational yet. I'll try to post photos from here on this task later on in the season. I know it isn't Cubbie per se but it will entail the Cub hauling the hay wagon to the barn. I could unhitch the Cub from the wagon and use it to pull the grapple hooks skyward and on into the barn, but I'll wear myself out running up and down the barn loft -- I'd rather pull up from within the loft and roll the loaded hooks into the loft by hand. So forum moderators might reroute that end-game conversation elsewhere, but I hope not.

So it is exciting to see this Washington state haying and I'm hopeful for more info to be forthcoming. Nice!!

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Re: Haying 2017

Postby DickB » Sun May 28, 2017 7:27 am

Oh. Picture time!
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Re: Haying 2017

Postby ntrenn » Sun May 28, 2017 3:39 pm

Impressive hay job. Great scenery. Never thought of using a cub for a job that big. You guys amaze....

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Re: Haying 2017

Postby WaMoo » Sun May 28, 2017 9:30 pm

DickB wrote:Your next step interests me. With all that hay which I believe you intend to gather and store in a barn loft as loose hay, not baled...just how are you going to gather all that hay? I use a pitchfork because it is the only option for my small size, plus it is great fun and exercise. But are you (I'm guessing that Tim bales hay with another tractor) using -- what to call them -- those old old sliding mechanisms to pull hay from the ground upward and then dump it into a hay wagon? I passed up an offer some years back to basically take one off some guy's hands -- it was rusting and seemed too large for any work by the Cub plus I just didn't then have a clue of where I was going farm-wise. Is this your gathering device and do you pull it with the Cub? How about the wagon...pulled by the Cub


My hay trolley and grapple are set to go... I just need a barn to put it in! That's the project for next year. This year we're building a house. In the meantime, we have a neighbor bale it for us. At this stage, it's easier for us to handle, and we're selling some off the farm.

I do have a 1940s John Deere hayloader I restored. They're actually pretty light (I stake it down if outside so the wind doesn't catch it and it flies away...) so they don't increase draft too much. Here's a link to the restoration:

https://bluecreekdairy.wordpress.com/20 ... hayloader/

The link has a video of the Cub pulling the hay wagon and hay loader on a "test run" loading some old nasty hay left in a windrow all summer... My hayloader restoration was also featured in the Small Farmers Journal, so that was cool!

My haywagon is age unknown, but is pretty old and is a David Bradley (Sears, Roebuck, & Co.). Because of the Cub, I kept it pretty small at 14' long. I feel the Cub can handle a wagon loaded with loose hay and the hay loader on flat ground. When I pick up baled hay, I usually use my blue tractor though... here's a link to my wagon project:

https://bluecreekdairy.wordpress.com/20 ... hay-wagon/

Since this entry, I have finished the racks on each end, so when I pick up my hay, I'll try to grab a photo.

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Re: Haying 2017

Postby DickB » Mon May 29, 2017 5:24 am

Really nice, cool, historic, and useful. Thanks for all that restoration and actual use. That is an awesome amount of hay to harvest and the Cub seems up to it.

I don't lament not picking up a loader when one was offered to me. The land here is too hilly, prone to wetness that might bog down that fellow...and it would have been another one of those time-eating "projects." My ideal here for collecting cut and windrowed hay? It is still this Wonder Woman:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIVAlV8YVF0

Do you think she left the planet?

On your hay trolley, I was surprised to see that you have it on a wood beam. Is that temporary (I read no barn yet) or is that your plan? It looks nice...and colorful.

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Re: Haying 2017

Postby lliberto » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:43 am

DickB wrote:Oh. Picture time!
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What size is that hay wagon?

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Re: Haying 2017

Postby T-Mo » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:40 pm

WaMoo,
I believe this is you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_IXSDkANKk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XmL1Ik ... JPJejPusq7

At least the Blue Creek Dairy Farm name is the same.

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Re: Haying 2017

Postby clemk » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:02 pm

Thank you for the pictures! The only thing I like better than seeing something new to me in pictures is learning by doing
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Re: Haying 2017

Postby WaMoo » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:11 am

T-Mo wrote:WaMoo,
I believe this is you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_IXSDkANKk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XmL1Ik ... JPJejPusq7

At least the Blue Creek Dairy Farm name is the same.


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Re: Haying 2017

Postby T-Mo » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:42 am

WaMoo wrote:
T-Mo wrote:WaMoo,
I believe this is you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_IXSDkANKk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XmL1Ik ... JPJejPusq7

At least the Blue Creek Dairy Farm name is the same.


Yup! That's me!


You have some nice videos on your youtube channel. And you have a nice website, to boot. :hattip:

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Re: Haying 2017

Postby pickerandsinger » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:38 am

tst wrote:your haying season comes earlier than ours in NY, we have a couple weeks to wait yet before we can cut, use the cub also for hay raking
...Neighbor was bailing a couple weeks ago out here Tim...Dave
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Re: Haying 2017

Postby tst » Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:36 pm

me to Dave, that response was back in May
Tim

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Re: Haying 2017

Postby pickerandsinger » Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:46 pm

tst wrote:me to Dave, that response was back in May
Tim
....After the day I've had that was super funny Tim.... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Your probably bailing Timothy correct... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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