## How dense is a hay bale?

The density of round hay bales varies considerably and typically ranges between 9 and 12 pounds per cubic foot (lb./ft3).

### What does bale density mean?

The whole purpose behind baling any material is to densify it – to squeeze more material into less space. Webster’s Dictionary defines density as the “quality or state of being dense.” Others may describe density as the amount of something per unit measure, or per unit length, area, or volume.

**How do you calculate bale weight?**

To calculate the actual “as-fed” or wet weight, divide the weight listed in the table by 1 minus the % moisture in the bale. For example, if the hay is at a stable 15% moisture and the table estimate is 1080 lbs of DM, then the actual “as-fed” or wet weight is 1270 lbs (i.e., 1270 lbs wet weight = 1080 lbs DM/(1-0.15).

**How much does a 4×5 bale weigh?**

A 4’x4′ round bale of legumes like alfalfa weighs about 600 lbs (272 kg). A 4’x5′ bale weighs 950 lbs (430 kg). A 5’x5′ bale weighs 1,200 lbs (540 kg) and a 5’x6′ bale weighs 1,500 lbs (680 kg). Grass bales, like timothy, weigh 20% less than alfalfa bales.

## What is the size of a hay bale?

They typically come in three sizes: 3′ × 3′ × 8′, 3′ × 4′ × 8′, or 4′ × 4′ × 8′. Assuming the same density used for the round bale example, large “square” bales would range from 807 to 1,435 pounds (Table 2).

### What is the size of a bale?

**How much does a 3x4x8 bale weight?**

The 3x4x8 foot bales seem to weigh 1100-1300 lbs.

**How many pounds is a bale?**

Rectangle Bales

Size | Dimension(L x H x W) | Weight |
---|---|---|

2 stringed bale | 36 inches x 19 inches x 16 inches | 40 to 75 lbs. |

3 stringed bale | 44 inches x 22 inches x 15 inches | 100 to 140 lbs. |

Half ton | 6 ft x 4 ft x 3 ft | 1000 lbs. |

1 Ton | 8 ft x 4 ft x 4 ft | 2000 lbs. |

## What is variable core on John Deere baler?

Variable core valve. This kit (arrow) will reduce hydraulic pressure for easier bale starts in difficult conditions. Reduces core density. The soft core diameter is adjustable to within 4-in. of the bale’s outer diameter.

### How much does a 4×5 alfalfa round bale weigh?

The 4×5 I have weighed over the years have been between 750-1200 pounds. Coarse first cut or rained on hay on the light end. Oat greenfeed on the high end. The way I got the pressure set the bales of hay fresh out of baler are usually 900-1000 pound range depending on moisture and how good I drive.

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**How well does the baler roll the Bale?**

The baler still rolls a good, well formed bale but seems to be stealing a bunch of horse power starting after making 1/4 to 1/3 of a bale. My tractor seems to struggle until the bale is almost full then seems to go away. I do bale on some steep ground but last year had no problems like this.

## What is the power take-off capacity of the Bale-Ø?

Demand for power take-off. min.: 48kW – Bale-Ø from-to: 1,5m – Bale width from-to: 1,2m – Standard tyres: 31×13,5-15 – Pick-up width: 1.8m – Weight: 3.03t Notice: Every data listed is verified by LECTURA Specs team experts. However, incomplete data and mistakes might occur. Contact our team with any change suggestion.