This truck is a 10 wheeler, 24 feet in length. It
can carry 12 pallets of hay or shavings or 10 pallets of grain or wood pellets.
The hay is handstacked here at our yard onto pallets, usually 10 bales per
pallet, and then forklifted onto the truck. All other products will be shrink
wrapped on the pallets and then forklifted on. When we arrive at your place we
will remove the pallets of product with the forklift that is carried on the
truck and put them in a forklift accessible area. For our current forklift we
need 8 feet of height clearance and 8 feet of width clearance with a flat
surface for the lift to travel on. When using this truck for delivery please
make sure that there is enough space for the forklift to move comfortably around
when unloading. This delivery usually has a delivery fee due to the extra time
and manual labor involved.
Our hay retriever is a Pete 330 with a
state of the art Hauser Built Retriever Bed. This bed uses a channel system to
allow the height to be expanded or retracted. This allows us to haul a stack of
hay as small as 64 bales or as tall as 96 bales. For those of you with smaller
barns this works out great. To fit into a barn with a 64 bale stack we need 12
feet of height and 10 feet of width in the interior of the barn. When measuring
please account for beams and shelves in your measurements. The way this truck
unloads is the bed tips up and sets the hay down in a neat 8 X 8 stack. Each
tier in the stack usually consists of 8 bales. We can put more than one type of
hay on this truck when done in 8 bale quanitities. For example, we an deliver 32
bales of alfalfa and 32 bales of oat hay in the same stack. Unfortunately we
cannot separate the hay for you due to restrictions with the
Along with this delivery we can bring grain,
bedding or more hay in small quanitities. Kevin was inventive enough to add a
drom deck behind the cab specifically for this reason. This avoids our customers
having to drive to pick up their other products, saving precious time. It's all
delivered right to your door. There is no delivery charge on our retriever
delivery. Local customers, those of you within a 12 mile radius, also receive a
per bale discount.
Truck & Trailer
For those of
you who have more than a few mouths to feed we offer bulk deliveries on all of
our products. Along with the bulk quanitities you will receive a bulk rate. All
truck and trailer quantities are quoted by Kevin. Hay is quoted by the ton and
grain, shavings and wood pellets are quoted by the bag. Our truck and trailer
for hay and shavings is a semi with two trailers pulled behind totaling 75 feet
in length. For wood pellets, the semi is followed by a van trailer totaling 65
feet. These trucks do require special accessibility due to their size. Please
call us for those requirements.
& trailer of hay consists of 480-512 bales. A hay squeeze will follow
the truck to the location and unload the hay in 64 bale blocks.
A truck & trailer of shavings consists of 28
pallets. A load of 8.0 cu. ft. shavings totals 1,008 bags with 36 bags to a
pallet. A load of 12.0 cu. ft. shavings totals 784 bags with 28 bags to a
pallet. The bags are stacked in tiers of 4 on a 4 X 4 pallet which are then
covered with a plastic hood and shrink wrapped making them very weather proof.
This works out great for those of you who'd like to order the bigger quantity
but don't have a place to store them out of the weather. This truck is unloaded
by a forklift which we usually can provide.
A truck & trailer of wood pellets consists of 21-22 pallets
totaling 1,050-1,100 bags. There are 50 bags to a pallet. All pallets are shrink
wrapped and then covered by a plastic hood. We do not recommend storing these
out in the rain for extended periods. The wood pellets are highly absorbent and
even a small hole in the cover and/or a bag can make for a big mess. Luckily
these pallets only measure 4 X 4 X 4 making them very compact. The pallets can
also be double stacked to condense space. A forklift is also needed for this
truck to be unloaded which we can usually supply.
At Finta Hay we work
hard to make sure all our deliveries are done efficiently, conveniently and
professionally. Our drivers have been trained to minimize everyone's time and
eliminate any potential problems. Please call us to ask any further questions on
our delivery services.