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Old 02-12-2007, 06:37:50 PM
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I just finished building this little baler and plan to sell some bales at various places. I have seen other machines on this site and am wondering what a reasonable price would be per bale and the best places to go. I live close to Pittsburgh Pa.
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Old 02-12-2007, 09:33:57 PM
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I was in a craft shop (Michaels I think) quite a while back and they had a price of $5 each on them. That's a bit steep compared with what I've seen them go for at some shows. I've seen them sell for $2 to $3 and they seem to be very popular. I don't know how many you can make in a day or how many bales you can get out of a regular size bale. But, it sounds like it could at least pay your way to a show. Nice job on the hay press.
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Old 02-13-2007, 12:48:56 AM
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Looks kinda cold to be baling hay! Just kidding, nice job on the baler..
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Old 02-13-2007, 01:14:24 AM
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Craftbender.
you might try baling some of that snow, might sell well come july.
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Old 02-13-2007, 09:43:04 AM
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I saw some sell for $25.00 and up. Yes, some fools (I am one of them) bought them. They were used to raise funds for our show during the 25th Celebration of the Mississippi Valley Flywheelers. And yes if was just common grass hay!!!
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Old 02-13-2007, 10:29:20 AM
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I have a garden pond and at the supply store they had barley straw bales about the size of yours for $40 bucks. The barley does something to the alge, anyway have you heard of the National Pike shows near Brownsville and Washington,Pa also Porterville has acouple shows. They are close enough that you could try to get set up at. You start high and if they don't sell have a clearance sale,LOL. Chuck
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Old 02-13-2007, 11:21:21 AM
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My dad has one and we push 600-1000 bales out per year. We have baled straw and hay. We are looking for barley straw to bale for a garden center. (for that pond cleaning as mentioned). We sell them for $2 each or 3 for $5. We have sold them from WI to PA at shows. When selling to garden centers, it varries from $1.25 to $1.50 each (depending on how many and how long they have bought from us). We have also baled for several charities (they provide the straw and we bale it for them for no charge).

We purchase the wire in 1/4 or 1/2 mile spools of 17 gague electric fence wire. A puller was made to straighten it. It is cut to 3' length and put into tubes. We can get ~525 bales from the 1/2 mile spool. There is a twister built onto the baler to put the loop end on it.



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Old 02-13-2007, 11:26:19 AM
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Is this hay eaten by miniature animals?
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Old 02-16-2007, 01:50:58 PM
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Is this hay eaten by miniature animals?
I like to think of it as hor d'oeuvres for high end horses or even prize bulls.
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Old 02-16-2007, 11:08:28 PM
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I just finished building this little baler and plan to sell some bales at various places. I have seen other machines on this site and am wondering what a reasonable price would be per bale and the best places to go. I live close to Pittsburgh Pa.

I sell mine for $5.00 per bale-$50.00 per doz. at the local shows. (west coast) Also, the October Pumpkin Patch Festival. At the Co. fair, they are $2-3 dolars. They go like crazy.

The baler is a 1/3 scale of a 1916 Ann Arbor Hay Press. No drawings, just a lot of measuments and photos..

Now I am thinkiing of going to the local pet and craft stores. Also pond supplys.

Hope this helped,

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Old 02-17-2007, 12:02:25 AM
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I sell mine for $5.00 per bale-$50.00 per doz. at the local shows. (west coast) Also, the October Pumpkin Patch Festival. At the Co. fair, they are $2-3 dolars. They go like crazy.

The baler is a 1/3 scale of a 1916 Ann Arbor Hay Press. No drawings, just a lot of measuments and photos..

Now I am thinkiing of going to the local pet and craft stores. Also pond supplys.

Hope this helped,

Jim
Thank you all for your responses. Riley
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here are a couple photos of our haypress. we sell bale for $3.00 each

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Old 02-17-2007, 09:03:09 AM
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Hi, new guy here. I've had the opportunity to use the full size version of a hay press and one of my first thoughts is that I sure would like a smaller version to use at home.

I have the general fabrication skills to build most of it, but I do have a couple of questions:

1. Are there any plans out there?

2. Are there sources for the various flywheels and gears required or do you have to fabricate your own? THAT would be well beyond my skills.

I appreciate any input,

Thanks.
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Old 02-17-2007, 10:16:48 AM
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Hi, new guy here. I've had the opportunity to use the full size version of a hay press and one of my first thoughts is that I sure would like a smaller version to use at home.

I have the general fabrication skills to build most of it, but I do have a couple of questions:

1. Are there any plans out there?

2. Are there sources for the various flywheels and gears required or do you have to fabricate your own? THAT would be well beyond my skills.

I appreciate any input,

Thanks.

I bought my plans and gears from Mark O'hern at www.minihaypress.com
There are six gears in the version I built. The large gears came from an old pump jack. Mark also usually has other pieces he will sell like flywheels and springs. I made my own springs and flywheel. He was also very helpful over the phone when I had questions.
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Old 02-17-2007, 10:21:29 AM
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Mike, the picture did't show up. I'd sure like to see it. Thanks, Riley
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Old 02-17-2007, 02:56:45 PM
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Thanks, Craftbender, I'll check it out.
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Old 02-19-2007, 01:35:51 AM
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I am having trouble with the photos, if i emailed them to someone could you post them for me.
thanks mike
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Old 02-19-2007, 07:32:06 AM
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I am having trouble with the photos, if i emailed them to someone could you post them for me.
thanks mike
email them to me, I'll post 'em for ya.

pfoxy AT yahoo DOT com (with suitable modifications) Put smokstak in the subject line so I'll know it's not spam.
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Old 02-21-2007, 06:18:21 PM
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Some pix for OldAgIron as requested.

Nice Rig!
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:28:30 PM
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Thanks for those pictures. Could you describe how you tie your wire?
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