How much HP do you need to pull a baler?

How much HP do you need to pull a baler?

Most standard square balers on the market require 35 horsepower at your tractor's PTO, and a minimum tractor weight of around 3000 pounds.

Will a Ford 8N run a square baler?

You can bale with an 8N. Google youtube for some videos of it being done and you'll have to learn how to kick it out of gear quickly if the baler starts to choke without letting the baler plunger stop - else you'll be on your knees cleaning out the wad of hay jamming up the baler!

Can you bale hay with a silage baler?

Farmers who want to make "hay in a day" can bale up green wet hay can use a silage baler for this. The SS balers have heavier bearings, rollers and scrapers that can handle heavier crop. AFAIK, they cannot wrap inside the baler, but John Deere offers a wrap that will wrap the outside of a round bale.

Is Baleage better than hay?

Your crop is far less likely to be ruined by rain. You can store it outside. It retains more food value than hay. It will help you achieve the rule of thumb of providing two-thirds of your horse's diet in forage feed.

Does old hay make good mulch?

It does indeed break down, but unless you have a very wet environment it shouldn't get moldy. Instead, it will start to compost, creating a rich layer of nutrients for your plants. This is especially good for seeds and starter plants. They thrive in the warm, moist and nutritious cover and soil provided by the hay.