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    Bust 'em open - it's the best way to put round bale fires out. Plan on taking the time to get the job done, and call for lots of help in inclimate weather.
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    Luckily, we burned down one of the last few barns in town a few years ago.
    I think I got about 12 hours OT and two lockups out of the last one. Flanders-Drakestown and 46?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CapnScott View Post
    Bust 'em open - it's the best way to put round bale fires out. Plan on taking the time to get the job done, and call for lots of help in inclimate weather.
    What about the bruch truck doing about 40 across the field and hitting the sucker dead center? Make it look like a fireworks display.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI View Post
    What about the bruch truck doing about 40 across the field and hitting the sucker dead center? Make it look like a fireworks display.
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    Hi All,

    I taught a CAFS class a few years ago on Prince Edward Island. The department there used a stainless steel, spear like rod with a point on the end and numerous holes drill along the rod. The rod looked like a piece of copper pipe, only this was stainless steel. The holes were only drilled along the rod at the pointed side, for about 12 inches. They would connect it to a hose line, stick the rod in and flow CAFS into the rolled bale of hay. They would fill it up from the inside out with soapy water.

    I did not see it in action. Don't have a picture of it. But what they described to me would seem to work The department had told me that it worked well for them. They made no mention of opening up the roll.

    Hope this helps,

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