16520Re: [SB-r-us] Re: Straw Bales In Tucson
- Jun 23, 2014Curt I live about 2 miles from wuertz, I will stop by there tomorrow and find out the price.
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On Jun 23, 2014, at 4:56 PM, "Curt Campbell bidbear1706@... [SB-r-us]" <SBfirstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:We bought ours from Wuertz Farms in 2005. Bales were very good quality and density. In reference to the footer width, check out Pima County straw bale code. I belive it specifies the footer be the same width as bale. We had Chuck Aquilina, used to be associated with West Ajo Feeds and the Aquilina family who owned the feed business. Vinnie Aquilina now operates the feed store on Ajo and Camino de Oeste.We purchased directly from Wuertz Farms and paid Chuck to haul them. Cost worked out to around $2.50/bale with trucking.Our bales (from southern Colorado) were about $2.00 each, but of course transportation (we bought a LOT of bales) added up to about $12 per bale, especially after we hired a bunch of high school boys to move them into shelter to keep them dry. Don’t forget to find a way to keep them dry. We stacked them inside our building after the roof was up.CaraleeCan anyone tell me what everyone paid per bale? I want to know what a good price will be when we start
Sent from my iPhoneKaty, we are starting our interior plastering as well! (I bet you finish before we do...)Yes, these bales were beyond good quality. Very dense and solid. The difference as I understand it between construction grade and regular strawbales is that the regular ones have shorter chopped straw; when you cut the strings for modifying, they kind of “explode.” Construction grade use the old combines that don’t chop the straw so the bales are tighter and stronger. Somebody correct me if that’s wrong. All I know is these bales were worth the price (yes, transportation is more expensive than the bales but still the entire shipment is not all that expensive).CaraleeThat's where we got ours from Caralee. Very dense and worked great.I started on the inside fill plaster coat today!!!KatyOn Jun 23, 2014, at 2:57 PM, cgwoods@... [SB-r-us] wrote:Construction grade wheat bales are available from the Four Corners area, just inside the Colorado border, but you might feel like that is too far. We used them here in SW Utah and they were absolutely amazing quality.Let me know if you are interested despite the distance.CaraleeKanab, UTI never heard of construction grade hope you can get it.Joyce-----Original Message-----
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Subject: [SB-r-us] Re: Straw Bales In TucsonMatt,
I'll check-out Carter Feeds. Hopefully they'll still be carrying construction-grade bales, though I think the movement has lost some momentum. That would be a pity.
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