The measurement of the flat side (width) of the round bale will determine the size of the hay net required. This is the most important measurement needed.
The sizes of the hay nets and round bales are given in feet, Eg. A 4x4 round bale is 4 foot wide x 4 foot high, or 1.2m x 1.2m. We have converted these and provided you with them in meters to make it easier when measuring your bales.
The measurements in meters are as follows;
3x4 = 0.9m wide, therefore a 3x4 = 0.9m x 1.2m
4x4 = 1.2m wide, therefore a 4x4 = 1.2m x 1.2m
5x4 = 1.5m wide, therefore a 5x4 = 1.5m x 1.2m
6x4 = 1.8m wide, therefore a 6x4 = 1.8m x 1.2m
The red line illustrates where the measurement is taken to give you the sizing of the round bale.
This second photo illustrates the second measurement (height) of a round bale. This measurement is the same for all four sizes of round bales. This measurement is always 1.2m (4 foot) in Australia.
All of our round bale hay nets are now able to fully encapsulate the round bales as we have done a revamp of all product sizes. These nets are now more generous in sizing and super easy to put on the round bales and the large square export bales. Tight nets on bales might look good initially, but to keep our products easy to use throughout their entire life, we recognized they needed to be a bit bigger, so they are all true to size and easy to put on, for years! As they are true to size, if you only ever use 4x4 hay bales/rolls, then you only need a 4x4 hay net.
Please note that the 6x4 will fit on all sizes of round bales. Obviously it will be big if fitting on a 3x4 or 4x4 for example, however the excess netting can simply be rolled up along one edge of the net and tied off in a couple of sections using twine to take up the slack. We send simple instructions on how to do this with your round bale purchase, but if you don't receive this then please email us at email@example.com
Horses eating from a 4cm GutzBusta® 5x4 round bale hay net in 48ply.
Sizes and Range Available:
Round bale Nets – Available in 3cm, 4cm and 6cm sized holes in both knotted and knotless netting;
Please note that the 6x4 hay nets will fit all 4 sizes of round bales (3x4 up to 6x4). For instructions on how to fit the hay net over a bale of hay and also how to make a 6x4 hay net fit the smaller sized round bales, then please click here.
3x4 (black in colour) 3cm, 4cm & 6cm sized holes.
4x4 (black in colour) 3cm, 4cm & 6cm sized holes.
5x4 (black in colour) 3cm, 4cm & 6cm sized holes.
6x4 (black in colour) 3cm, 4cm & 6cm sized holes.