In addition to the actual hay/cost savings, the use of large bale hay significantly reduces Labor costs and these Hayhuts help to minimise pasture stress in overstock situations and during poor forage growing conditions.
It is interesting to note how well these units stop 'big bale bickering' and also how they bring a strong air of calmness and contentedness across the ranch as the horses all know that they have a constant source of forage.
The Hayhut is a robust, durable, and UV stabilized covered hay feeder made of polyethylene and hence it cannot rust and does not require any maintenance unlike the majority of metal feeders.
DIMENSIONS - 84' deep x 72" wide x 84' high
WEIGHT - 230 lbs
MATERIAL - medium density polyethylene for strength and flexibility.
COLORS - Forest Green or Black (recycled material of equal strength and durability)
COST - $795.00
The Hayhut is a full 84 inches in depth so that it can accommodate the largest of round rolls now being produced in the USA and up to twenty conventional square bales or the majority of big square bales. This additional depth also allows it to be easily pushed back over very large bales, even if they have been placed on a pallet, without catching the top lip of the feeder on the bale.
It is 84 inches high so that there is plenty of headroom for the use of a pallet while still allowing for good airflow and cooling over the top of the bale.
The width of 72 inches allows up to three units (in six halves) to be transported easily in a standard bed pick-up truck (see photo).
The Hayhut is delivered in halves to reduce shipping costs and a single half unit can be ordered. A half unit can be mounted against a wall or hard structure for use with conventional square bales. It can also be mounted against a fence with a locally purchased plywood back attached for weather protection
This half unit measures 42" x 72" x 84" and has four feeding windows.
The unit ships in two halves with simple build instructions and takes approximately 30 minutes to bolt together. They are very easy to move, manage, load and maintain and we have many testimonials to that effect. The Hayhut is supplied with all assembly hardware and a lifting eye for relocation purposes. It can also be relocated with a round roll by inserting the roll inside the unit.
Hayhuts are warranted for 1 year. Similar units of identical material from the same manufacturer have been examined after 6 years of 24/7 use in Missouri and this leads us to believe that Hayhuts should provide at least 10 years of good service which is an outstanding return on investment.They are designed and manufactured to accommodate all sizes of round rolls up to 1600 lbs. We have incorporated bigger windows for larger horses up to 17hh and anchor points for windy conditions.
Hayhuts: Protecting Your Large Bale Investment
97 Beechwood Lane
Palm Coast, Fl 32137
Phone: 386 871 8839