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Poll: Readers mostly use bale spears for hay handling

Published on 06 September 2018

Most Progressive Forage readers use bale spears for hay handling.

In a recent online poll, Progressive Forage asked, “Which of the following do you use for hay handling? (Check all that apply.)”

Bale spears were the obvious winner, with 41.6 percent of the vote. The rest of the vote was more spread out. Round bale carriers received 14.5 percent of the vote, with bale or stack wagons close behind with 14.3 percent of the vote. Grapples received 10.6 percent of the vote. Accumulators had 8 percent of the vote, while bale squeezes had 7 percent of the vote. Telehandlers and bale bundle machines came up last with 3 percent and 1 percent of the vote, respectively.  end mark

Which of the following do you use for hay handling? (Check all that apply.)”

  • Bale spears: 41.6%

  • Round bale carriers: 14.5%

  • Bale squeeze: 7%

  • Bale or stack wagon: 14.3%

  • Grapple: 10.6%

  • Accumulator: 8%

  • Bale bundle machine: 1%

  • Telehandler: 3%

 

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