What Is the Typical Size and Weight of a Bale of Hay?
A typical three-string bale of hay weighs 100 to 140 pounds and has dimensions of 22 inches by 15 inches by 44 inches. Both larger and smaller bales are available for purchase.
Two-string bales of hay typically weigh from 40 to 75 pounds and have dimensions of 19 inches by 16 inches by 36 inches. Larger bales include 1-ton and half-ton bales, which weigh 2,000 and 1,000 pounds, respectively. One-ton bales are 4 feet by 4 feet by 8 feet, and half-ton bales are 3 feet by 4 feet by 6 feet. Round bales typically weigh 850 to 1,100 pounds and have dimensions of 4 feet by 4 feet or 4 feet by 5 feet.