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#41 Woodenhead

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 09:42 PM

You the man Bob! That had to have been a long hard day, on top of the long hard days you already put it.

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 10:26 AM

It was fun, seeing the 30+ big horn sheep just off the road was the highlight. Total miles for the day was 475, mpg was 13.2 for the whole trip.
The hay outfit had a slick set up to load. Didn't have to even touch most of the bales on the trailer. Unloading was a little more work, but there was lots of help that made it go quick.
Left Rainier OR at 5:00am, got home about 8:00pm. The drive home from the goat ranch took some time. We took back roads, which might have been longer, but we where moving most of the time.

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 12:05 PM

Good job Bob! I had been following this (even though I didn't post) as I really wanted to help. I haven't had time in the schedule lately.... I am glad you guys got it worked out. I am not really sure I could move that much hay with my back lately....:(



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Posted 27 October 2017 - 01:57 PM

It kind of felt good to move some hay around, been over 30 years sence I bucked any bales.

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 02:08 PM

Good on ya Bob

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 02:29 PM

glad ya got it all handled, i got stupid busy in the shop



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Posted 27 October 2017 - 06:25 PM

Always enjoy chucking bales. Did a few this fall. Maybe more than a few.
Dont tell Gary lol

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 07:02 PM

I really wish the overhead wasn't so high for doing this kind of thing full time.
In 5 years I can get 100% of my pention, it wouldn't be enough to live on, but I could find a job i enjoy and not worry too much about what I make.

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 04:53 AM

Nice job Bob!!!!!! 

I usually had a very hard time finding anyone who would buck bales with me more than once (Other than Robert who was always a glutton for punishment) 

6 or 7 tons of 130lb 3 strand timothy bales will wear a guy out in a hurry. 



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Posted 28 October 2017 - 08:06 AM

Nice job Bob!!!!!! 

I usually had a very hard time finding anyone who would buck bales with me more than once (Other than Robert who was always a glutton for punishment) 

6 or 7 tons of 130lb 3 strand timothy bales will wear a guy out in a hurry. 

Yeah, I try very hard to find 2 strings.   I bought this year out of tygh valley.  I got 14.5 tons of 2 string 100lb bales of orchard grass.  I hope this gets me through the winter.   



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Posted 28 October 2017 - 08:56 AM

Nice job Bob!!!!!! 
I usually had a very hard time finding anyone who would buck bales with me more than once (Other than Robert who was always a glutton for punishment) 
6 or 7 tons of 130lb 3 strand timothy bales will wear a guy out in a hurry. 

When young and dumb wed go out after a rain and load the bale wagons in the field. The challenge became how high we could toss and load the wagons.
Lots of forearm scratches. Then at least once a week Id go unload a 53 flat bed of cement bags.

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 07:37 PM

Good job Bob! I had been following this (even though I didn't post) as I really wanted to help. I haven't had time in the schedule lately.... I am glad you guys got it worked out. I am not really sure I could move that much hay with my back lately....:(

I found that bucking bales made my back loosen up and feel better but that is just me.

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 08:16 PM

I found that bucking bales made my back loosen up and feel better but that is just me.

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