Hauling Hay over the Past Decade

This video is a compilation of videos taken over the past decade of us hauling hay in Star Valley, Wyoming. “Haying season” has typically been a very integral part of life in Star Valley–especially during its agricultural past. It’s interesting looking back seeing how things have changed, both in the equipment used, types of bales, and quality of recorded video.

The equipment shown is as fallows: 1972 John Deere 4020 PowerShift
1964 John Deere 3020 PowerShift
John Deere 4020 PowerShift Front-Wheel Assist (FWA)
John Deere 4230
1960 John Deere 730 Diesel
1959 John Deere 630
1949 John Deere BW All-Fuel (AF)
1997 Ford F-250 7.3 L Power Stroke
2001 Ford F-350 7.3 L Power Stroke

We currently use 4x4x8 large square-bales. Previously, we used 3x3x8 large square bales. The 4×4 bales are much nicer to haul and work with… Previous to the 3×3 bales, we used little square bales. Sadly I don’t have anything in terms of video footage. During that time we used a farm-hand 8 pack accumulator with 8-pack grapples on the 3020 and 4020 FWA. The ’72 4020 was purchased after that era.

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