Freak accident

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by moreluck, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Freak accident
  2. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    We used to bale hay on a family type farm, sometimes doing a thousand or so square bales on the weekend. We did do some round bales at the end, those things are big and you have to use a tractor to pick them up and move them. Somebody was careless, they just don't roll away by themselves.
  3. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    From the story it didn't sound like anyone owned up to letting that bale go.
  4. bigbrownhen

    bigbrownhen New Member

    It must be a very steep hill it rolled down. If the farmer opened the back of the baler on the grade, then yea, it could take off, but to go a long distance, it must have been steep. It could have also fallen off of a trailer being transported out of the field, that could get it going. Most round bales will get a flat spot once they sit for awhile. Our tractor wouldn't start this past winter due to extreme cold, and hubby and I had to roll one in the lot ourselves. Luckily it wasn't too far and there is a slight hill, once we got it going it wasn't too hard to keep it rolling. That should have been on youtube. He called us Ezekiel and Ethel, amish farmers.