How do you use a 3 point hay spear?

How do you use a 3 point hay spear?

To use it properly, raise the 3-point hitch so the primary tine is level with the ground, and insert the primary tine above the center point of the bale. Because you can’t tilt the 3-point hitch, it’s important to spear large round bales a bit higher above the center point than you would with a loader mount bale spear.

What is a 3 point scissor lift used for?

Use as a high lift for raising items with out a front end loader. Great for loading into a truck bed, trailer, or double stack hay in the barn. Compatible with CAT 1 tractor 3point hitches. Installs to the lower lift arms and top link to raise and lower attachments.

How long of a hay spear do I need?

If you are putting up 4X4′, 4X5′, or 4X6′ round hay bales, we recommend 43”-49” length. The key to it is, for easy removal, you never want more than 85% of the spear thru the bale. If you are putting up the large square hay bales, for the 3X3X8′ bale use the 33” long 3500 lb rated.

How far apart are bale spears?

FLBS-330 Loader bale spear rated at 3,000 lbs. for handling mid-size square bales. Triple spears have usable length of 26″, spaced 26-1/2″ apart.

How much does 1 round bale of hay weigh?

Round hay bales are usually quite large and weigh from 600 to 1,600 lbs (272 kg to 544 kg).

How long are bale spears?


Main Spear Length 49″
Overall Length 39″
Overall Height 23″
Weight Capacity at 28″ 2,697 lbs
Overall Weight 175 lbs

Is hay heavier than straw?

About 50 percent of the plant yield makes up straw. Straw bales are generally much lighter in weight and color than hay bales and have a noticeably different texture.

What is a bale spear?

Bale spears are one of the cornerstones of farm/agriculture work. Moving large hay bales across wide open spaces takes a certain kind of equipment. That’s why Stinger Attachments invites you to browse the many series of universal hay bale spears we have to offer.

Why do farmers leave bales of hay in fields?

You might find hay bales left in a field simply because a farmer hasn’t had time to stop by and grab the bales yet. Most farmers work overtime during the summer to get the hay in the barn by the time the fields stop producing.

How many bales of hay can 1 acre produce?

With an average bale weight of around 40 pounds (with our Abbriata small square baler or any of our mini round balers), that’s 100 bales to the acre for a first cutting.