As mentioned, we stock 3x4, 4 x 4, 5 x 4 and 6 x 4 sizes to accommodate all sizes of common sizes of round bales. We completed a product overhaul in late 2016 in which we made all of our round bale hay nets a little bit bigger, so they are all true to size. This ensures a good fit for your round bale and your hay net will still fit your bales in years to come.
However, any extra netting is not a problem anyway as it will simply collapse down with the hay as it is eaten. The hay can only spread as far as the net allows it in any case. Always ask your hay supplier what size round bales he makes and is likely to make in the future and then if in doubt, order the next size up. For example; if your haymaker usually makes 5 x 4 size round bales but mentions he may go bigger next year, then order a 6 x 4.
- Any extra netting can simply be rolled up along one edge and you can tie this off in a couple of sections with rope or bailing twine. The hay can only ever spread as far as the net allows, so the size of the round bale net isn't critical if it is too big. We now send instructions on what to do with the excess netting for example if you put a 6x4 net on a 4x4 bale.
- If in doubt, then order the 6x4 as it is a 'one size fits all hay net' and will fit all sizes of round bales listed above. The excess netting can simply be rolled up along one edge and tied off in a couple of sections to take up the slack.
- The 6x4 size will also fit the large export size square bales (8x4x3 and 8x3x3).
- Got to 'Round Bales - Installation to see further information on how to measure your round bale hay net to determine what size it is.