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Harvesting Hay Using 3-pt. Farm Equipment

Hay bale in a field

 

If you own a farm, mowing and haying is a big part of your spring and fall. Harvesting hay and selling or storing the hay bales is a sustainable way to feed livestock during the colder seasons when less forage is available. Tractor Supply Co. has everything you need for your mowing and haying supplies.

Why shop Tractor Supply Company for twine and replacement parts?

  • Tractor Supply will not be undersold on twine, net wrap, or baling wire prices.
     
  • Our Quality Guarantee protects you against inconsistency and knotting of hay bale twine and bale wrap. Bring back any defective twine purchased from Tractor Supply Company and get double your product back!
     
  • Tractor Supply Company stocks commonly replaced wear items of original equipment (OE) quality, at competitive prices.

 

How to Select the Right Twine

Twine for hay bales can be purchased in three different lengths:

  • 9,000 feet is for square bales
  • 16,000 is for round bales
  • 20,000 is for round bales

Tractor Supply Co. carries several types of twine and bale coverings, including:

  • Sisal twine
  • Plastic twine
  • Net wrap
  • Ag cover

Sisal Twine

Sisal twine has the following advantages:

  • Biodegradable
  • Edible
  • No need to remove twine when temperature falls below freezing
  • Coated to prevent rodent and insect attack
  • High tensile
  • High knot strength
  • Treated to resist rodents and insects

Plastic Twine

Plastic twine has the following advantages:

  • Extended life
  • UV light inhibitors
  • Reduced machine wear
  • Withstands “drop shock”

Net Wrap for Hay Bales

Net wrap has the following advantages:

  • Hay crop protection
  • Tight full width
  • Leaf loss reduction
  • Neater and easier to transport bale
  • Weather resistant
  • Minimum loss due to spoilage

Ag Cover for Hay Bales

Ag cover has the following advantages:

  • Larger hay crop protection
  • Weather resistance
  • Ultraviolet inhibitors

Replacement Parts for Hay Harvesting Farm Equipment

For rotary cutters, Tractor Supply Company stocks the following OE-quality replacement parts:

  • Blades
  • Bolts

For sickle bar mowers, Tractor Supply Company stocks the following OE-quality replacement parts:

  • Complete Knife
  • Guards
  • Section Bolts
  • Pitmans

For disc mowers, Tractor Supply Company stocks the following OE-quality replacement parts:

  • Blades
  • Bolts

For hay rakes, Tractor Supply Company stocks the following OE-quality replacement parts:

  • Universal Rubber Teeth
  • OE Replacement Teeth
  • Tedder Teeth

For balers, Tractor Supply Company stocks the following OE-quality replacement parts:

  • Belts
  • Pick-up-Fingers

Finding the Part You Need for Your Mowing or Haying Equipment

If you have your tractor make and model, or the make and model of your 3-pt. equipment, visit your local Tractor Supply Co. store and an expert team member will help you find the replacement part you need for your hay harvesting needs:

  • Mower Sections
  • Mower Pitmans
  • Mower Guards
  • Combine Sections
  • Rake Teeth
  • Sickle
  • Hay Elevator

Other Supplies You May Need for Harvesting and Baling Hay