> Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2004 11:58:12 -0800
> From: John edgerton <sirjon1@...>
>Subject: hay bales?
>Can someone post the average dimensions of a hay bale, width, length
Your basic straw bale will be 17-20 inches wide, 14-16 inches in height
and 44-46 inches long.
Very much the same dimensions as a hay bale, because they are baled by
the same machine.
The height and width generally cannot be changed much, but the length
can be modified, as well as the weight.
The hay bale will be heavier, because the clover/alfalpha packs tighter
because of moisture content when baled.
Straw is the left-over stalks of wheat/barley after threshing, and packs
lighter because it's coarser and drier.
Dimensions may change depending on how you intend to use or store the
bales. The dimension I gave are basic for Southern Idaho.