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#13546402 - 02/09/19 Re: Hay Wire? [Re: wabigoon]  
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I have jumped a dead pickup battery with baling wire before.


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#13547402 - 02/10/19 Re: Hay Wire? [Re: wabigoon]  
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I would have to wear gloves to do that.

It is about all we use to patch fence these days. Local auctions used to have some but not much around anymore. I buy it at the local farm store every five years or so. Last time I used it was to fasten an electrical cord to a corral fence so I could get power to the stock tank heater after the underground line quit. It works well and the cows haven't torn it off yet.

#13549827 - 02/10/19 Re: Hay Wire? [Re: wabigoon]  
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I don’t believe I have ever seen a wire wrapped bale here.


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#13550271 - 02/11/19 Re: Hay Wire? [Re: wabigoon]  
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You have not missed that much Mike. They were hard on hands.


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#13551050 - 02/11/19 Re: Hay Wire? [Re: wabigoon]  
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We got wired bales when I had to live in Kansas. Tough to cut open with a knife! wink


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#13559132 - 02/13/19 Re: Hay Wire? [Re: woodmaster81]  
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Originally Posted by woodmaster81
We didn't use much baling wire though there was always enough around to make temporary fixes. Mostly, we used small "square" bales which were held together with twine. Twine was used in place of wire on temporary repairs with many of those repairs lasting years.

By the time the farm was sold, most of the milking stantions were held together with twine. More than once a truly temporary repair of the belt for the suction motor was made with twine. It would last maybe long enough to milk one cow before a new belt needed to be made. Breaking that belt at night sucked as it meant two milkings using twine. Grandpa never bought a spare belt as he believed it would rot by the time we needed it. Maybe 30 years earlier when he "modernized" from hand milking that was true but by the 70s that wasn't nearly as much of a problem.

same here on the twine, Dad put up red top cane in bundles (machine that cut and bundled) then we would stack in the field like teepees and haul in when needed or had time to stack behind the windbrake, my first memory of the stacking was Dad had a team of horses that pulled the hay wagon to the barn, some was put in the loft to feed the milk cows, we always had milk & crème for home use and butter to sell.

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