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Old 07 October 2010, 04:35 PM
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Old 07 October 2010, 04:58 PM
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Nice arm holes.
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Old 07 October 2010, 05:00 PM
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It looks legit. I do not know how hay balers work, but since the goal is to have the hay largely intact but bundled, I see no reason it shoudl necessarily be dangerous to do this. The one issue that seems doubtful to me is that his limbs and head could be free of the bale. It seems like the baler would have to fill a bin and then the baler would place some sort of strap around the stacked hay - the arms and legs would have to be within the bin - maybe the arms and legs could be pulled inward like a turtle, but the head/neck are just not that bendable
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Old 07 October 2010, 05:42 PM
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Hay balers work by crushing the hay together and then lashing it with twine or wire. I do not think this is possible without grievous bodily harm in an ordinary hay baler. Trying it would not be advisable.
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Old 07 October 2010, 05:51 PM
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Hmm. Im gonna go with fake, with possible opportunity for some unfortunate to prove me right.

There has to be some kind of compaction taking place on all sides, which would mean squishy legs and head.

Then any binding that might occur as Aimee says. (Though I think some are not bound together, just well compressed)

That trial over, the opportunity for suffocation is next.

Then, when running around, I'd expect to see the bale start to disintegrate. Which doesn't happen.

Anyway, there's plent of documented accidents when people have fallen into balers. Here's one:

http://www.northerncaliforniaacciden...torney+Blog%29
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Old 07 October 2010, 06:11 PM
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Hay balers not only compress the hay, they also align it so that it lays flat first. From the few old balers I have seen or worked on. This part of the equipment will do nasty things to a human body if they did not brake first.
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Old 07 October 2010, 06:24 PM
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He looks less like a human hay bale and more like a piece of Shredded Wheat cereal.
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Old 07 October 2010, 06:31 PM
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http://www.enotes.com/how-products-e...edia/hay-balerOperation of a Small Square Baler

The hay enters the baler through the pickup, and the teeth gently rake the hay from the ground to prevent the loss of leaves and ingestion of rocks or debris into the baler. Directly behind the pickup is the compressor bar, which holds the hay in place so the auger can feed it into the bale chamber. The bale chamber contains a plunger that drives in and out, each time packing and compressing hay into the desired shape. The plunger also cuts the ends of the hay to make the bale an uniform size. The chamber feeds into a spring tension section that keeps the bale tightly compressed until enough hay has been processed to complete the bale.[/SNIP]


I think it is unlikely, unless you can remove the plunger, that it would be possible to do what the guy in the video did. There were several stories on people dying after falling into a Hay Baler.
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Old 07 October 2010, 06:34 PM
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I'm sure this could work. I once saw Foghorn Leghorn do it.
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Old 07 October 2010, 06:44 PM
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I'm sure this could work. I once saw Foghorn Leghorn do it.
I saw the whole Scooby gang do it before!
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Old 07 October 2010, 07:25 PM
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I vote fake for the reasons already stated but also because I can't believe someone would jump in a wagon of hay naked. Owweeee. That is some prickly stuff.
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Old 07 October 2010, 07:39 PM
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I can't believe someone would jump in a wagon of hay naked.
I've learned there is no one too stupid to do something stupid.
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Old 07 October 2010, 07:48 PM
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It's very easy to fake that (turn the mechanisms off and have guy2, already "in a bale" pop out after guy1 gets in) and very VERY dangerous to actually do it as it appears.

Mr Occam, any advice here?
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Old 07 October 2010, 08:01 PM
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I'm not Mr. Occam but as someone who holds a film & video production degree I'd say that it would be easier to use some camera tricks. It's not hard to use jerkey camera tricks & some computer magic to make 2 shots look like a single continuous take. I'd imagine that the bit where he went in was one take & he probably landed on a mat inside of a turned off hay baler. Than they had a hidden cut & we see him in a suit of hay running around.
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Old 07 October 2010, 08:13 PM
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My mom told me about a childhood friend of hers jumping from the top of a shed into a pile of hay and having a stalk pierce all the way through the meat of her thigh. *shudders* I sure as hell wouldn't go diving into it naked, baler or not.
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Old 07 October 2010, 08:45 PM
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A family friend of ours fell in a hay baler as a child and was very lucky to survive. I don't know much about how they work, but apparently this one had a long needle that was used to lash the bale together, and it ended up going straight through his upper arm, missing his chest by less than an inch.
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We discussed this not too long ago. I thought.
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Old 07 October 2010, 09:37 PM
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We discussed this not too long ago. I thought.
I could only find a baled badger, a bear killed by baler, and a case of strong winds moving hale bales.
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Old 08 October 2010, 02:44 AM
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Seems a bit odd too that there is no hay output at all until he jumps in.
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Old 08 October 2010, 03:21 AM
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It's very easy to fake that (turn the mechanisms off and have guy2, already "in a bale" pop out after guy1 gets in) and very VERY dangerous to actually do it as it appears.

Mr Occam, any advice here?
I was kinda leaning toward costume... hence my "arm holes" comment.
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