What Is the Typical Size and Weight of a Bale of Hay?


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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.

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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.

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