Want to learn how to bale hay without the use of fancy contraptions? Read on and learn how to bale hay using a hand hay baler.
How To Bale Hay Using Hand Hay Baler
We all know how important it is to always keep a fresh hay in your farm. Your cow might be needing 35 pounds of hay a day, horses may require 44 pounds apiece, while sheep and goats can get by on 4 1/2 pounds of fodder daily. See the need of hay every day! But without fancy contraptions such as sickle or disc cutters and tractors, baling hay is not impossible. You can rely on the natural solution which is a hand powered solution.
What you will need :
- Wooden Hand Hay Baler
- Polypropylene Twine
How To Bale Hay Using Hand Hay Baler Tutorial:
Build Your Wooden Hand Hay Baler. It is made in 3 sections for easy transportation and easily put together using four bolts and a rubber hammer. Download the plan here.
Stand on level firm ground to operate safely using baler twine such as polypropylene twine.
For each bale cut the polypropylene twine to the length approximately two and a half times the height of the baler. Tie loops in the top end of the twine and hooked around the metal hooks on the back.
Run the twine down inside the back of the baler a large between the hook and the edge fo the square of wood attached to the base. Do not thread the twine through the hooks then pass the twine through the slit in the door which is directly in line with the hook and the wooden edge. Repeat this on the other side.
Close the door and tie off the loose twine to the cleats on the side.
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Start putting hay into the box and when full to the top depress the plunger on the baler as the handle comes over to take care not to trap yours or anyone else’s fingers in the baler.
Stand on the protruding wooden base while depressing the plunger to keep the whole thing’s stable. Keep doing this operation until the hay bale is really compacted. For example, when the handle of the plunger takes physical effort to depress and touches the front top edge of the box section then you have sufficiently compacted bale of hay to tie off.
To tie off lift the plunger and put in the open position. Remove the loops of the twine from the top hooks and thread these loops across the top of the bail and through the corresponding slits in the door.
Depress the plunger once again and tie off the two end of the twine as tightly as possible.
Carefully remove the plunger and put into the open position and then you can open the door of the baler box and pull out the bale. The twine that was running across the base will come away with the pull and the bale can be lifted out.
Take care when moving the plunger backwards and forwards. It should be carefully maneuvered by hand at all times by keeping hold of the handle. Do not leave it unattended in mid-air, it may fall forward or back and cause damage.
Stand on the protruding base when putting any pressure on the plunger.
There you have it! You can definitely bale a hay without any fancy contraptions.
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