Hay Making Equipment for Alpaca Owners
Did you know that Tractor Tools Direct, a company specializing in compact hay-baling equipment, can help you to tailor a hay-making package to fit the needs of your alpaca operation? Our mini mowers, rakes and balers can be run by tractors with as little as 25 HP. With its compact size, this machinery is much easier to operate in the smaller pastures and paddocks found on a smaller farm. Help your farm meet its maximum efficiency with equipment that can be maneuvered through gates and around barns bringing every available acre into forage production.
Furthermore, the smaller-sized, lighter-weight bales produced by this compact equipment are much easier to handle from field to barn to feeding. Add in the fact that these bales are the perfect size for stacking in a livestock trailer, and you extend the ease to the show circuit as well!
Tractor Tools Direct was founded by Pat Goodwin who, like you, managed a farm of smaller livestock—in his case, sheep. In his years doing so, he noticed a dearth of equipment sized specifically for his small farm’s production needs. Pat had always preferred compact tractors for their improved maneuverability, fuel sipping characteristics, and of course, lower cost. Unfortunately, he had a lot of trouble finding good equipment for making hay with his small tractors. It seemed like most manufacturers and equipment dealers focused on big farm tractors and the equipment that fits them.
Then one day while researching, he found out about compact hay balers. In Italy, farms are smaller and hillier and require the use of smaller equipment. These “mini” balers could be operated with tractors as small as 16 horsepower, were exceptionally well engineered and built, and were affordable to boot. He liked them so much, he didn’t just buy one, he decided to start a business selling them to others.
Sometimes bigger just isn’t better. Let a Tractor Tools Direct compact hay-baling package bring huge improvements to your alpaca operation. Check out more of our website and give us a call today!