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Slick Way To Cover Round Bales With Plastic
"This method uses a little more plastic but it sure beats hauling posts or old tires around to hold the plastic in place," says Larry Iager, Laurel, Maryland.
He uses the bales themselves to hold plastic in place. He starts with a 100-ft. long sheet of plastic cut 4-ft. wide.
He lays about 4 to 5 ft. of plastic out on the ground and sets the first bale on top of it. He then pulls the wrap tight over the bale to a distance approximately 1 ft. off the ground. The second bale is set on bare bround next to the first bale using a tractor loader. You push this second bale up against the first bale, locking the plastic in place between both bales. (Note: You should put a cement block be-hind the first bale to keep it from rolling back-wards as you shove additional bales up against it.)
"We've stored hundreds of bales this way with great results. The only loss is on the ends," says Iager.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Larry H. Iager, 8740 Old Columbia Rd., Laurel, Md. 20723 (ph 301 776-6622).

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1998 - Volume #22, Issue #2