Chainsaw Roundbale Cutter

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Haggis, Oct 4, 2004.

  1. Haggis

    Haggis MacCurmudgeon

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    Anyone ever use one of these or see one in use?

    Do you think they are worth the money and the effort?

    The one I've seen costs $105 American.
     
  2. AlchemyAcres

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    I use a very sharp old hay knife....works great....
    It's best to be able to jump up on top of the bale and use the knife at a 45 degree angle....but not absolutely necessary..


    Marty
     

  3. Haggis

    Haggis MacCurmudgeon

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    I've seen a few old hay knives in the past at flea markets, but didn't buy them. I did't have cattle at the time, now of course..., ahh well.

    I had rather have something people powered too, if I could find it.

    Thanks though.
     
  4. mikell

    mikell Well-Known Member

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    I've used my chainsaw to cut them up.

    mikell
     
  5. Haggis

    Haggis MacCurmudgeon

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    Thanks Mike, I'll try that this evening.
     
  6. DaleK

    DaleK Well-Known Member

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    You can use your chainsaw in a pinch, and if you do it away from buildings, but if you do it regularly you'll burn out the saw in a hurry and it's a big fire hazard (neighbour burnt an 80 cow tiestall barn this spring doing just that). Buying a bale saw or a bale knife is a much better option.