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Hay Storage
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Thanks Hook. Oh that's beautiful! Your truck barely seems weighted down in the rear!
Linda
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Originally posted by LindaOz

Thanks Hook. Oh that's beautiful! Your truck barely seems weighted down in the rear!



This load is straw so it isn't as heavy as hay. The Dodge is a 3/4 ton and I have added set of helper springs that engage when the truck is loaded heavy to help keep it level.

I added the springs to keep the truck level when hauling the Steel Sundowner three horse gooseneck which has a hitch weight on the truck of about 1500 pounds empty.

When you locate your hay storage shed make sure you think about drainage and build up a bit of a pad ( 12 inches or more ) above the surrounding ground surface to make sure no water can drain into it.

Hook(ed)......on Horses

"The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life. " Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
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Thanks Hook.
I've been considering one of these portable hay shelters that are the metal quanset hut-like structure covered in thick plastic. They only last a few years but it would give me some time to live here a while and decide where I want any permanent structures.
Linda
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