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Best and fastest way to cut up Straw?
    #27055236 - 11/24/20 12:02 PM (3 months, 14 hours ago)

I have a bag of straw that I need to cut up to make my Horse P and straw bulk substrate. 

What is the fastest way to cut the straw up?  I tried to use a large plastic container and pair of hand garden cutter. It can be done but its hard work and it done one cut at a time.  Is there some mechanical way i could do this?  Maybe get a tree care company with a wood chipper to chop  up the straw into smaller pieces?

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Re: Best and fastest way to cut up Straw? [Re: GermanShaman]
    #27055248 - 11/24/20 12:06 PM (3 months, 14 hours ago)

I've heard someone put a bunch in a barrel and used a weed whacker.


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Re: Best and fastest way to cut up Straw? [Re: LtLurker]
    #27055269 - 11/24/20 12:12 PM (3 months, 14 hours ago)

lawn mower...... :thumbup:


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Re: Best and fastest way to cut up Straw? [Re: Jim Nemo]
    #27055361 - 11/24/20 01:19 PM (3 months, 12 hours ago)

I used a wheedwhacker in a 60qt horsefeed tub and put a moving blanket over it.  Worked great!  I will note however, that there is an ideal amount of straw you want in your tub:  Too little and it just blows all around bc there's not enough resistance to have it make contact w the strings.  Too much and it will bog the trimmer and/or create pockets of unchopped straw in the corners bc the tub contents aren't moving around enough.  Play around w it and you'll see what i mean.


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Re: Best and fastest way to cut up Straw? [Re: Jim Nemo]
    #27055671 - 11/24/20 05:00 PM (3 months, 9 hours ago)

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lawn mower...... :thumbup:



A good way


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Re: Best and fastest way to cut up Straw? [Re: GermanShaman]
    #27055845 - 11/24/20 07:00 PM (3 months, 7 hours ago)

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GermanShaman said:
I have a bag of straw that I need to cut up to make my Horse P and straw bulk substrate. 

What is the fastest way to cut the straw up?  I tried to use a large plastic container and pair of hand garden cutter. It can be done but its hard work and it done one cut at a time.  Is there some mechanical way i could do this?  Maybe get a tree care company with a wood chipper to chop  up the straw into smaller pieces?

Thanks



Cutting straw by hand = real dedication.  Been there, done that. :biggrin:


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Re: Best and fastest way to cut up Straw? [Re: elpico]
    #27055892 - 11/24/20 07:30 PM (3 months, 6 hours ago)

Seriously guys, I dont have any of those items. I dont even know what a weed wacker is!!! Sorry, city boy here...


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Re: Best and fastest way to cut up Straw? [Re: GermanShaman]
    #27056527 - 11/25/20 04:11 AM (2 months, 30 days ago)

Weed wacker

cityboy lol. pretty shure these machines are used more often in the city than in the countryside.


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Re: Best and fastest way to cut up Straw? [Re: Jim Nemo]
    #27056547 - 11/25/20 05:31 AM (2 months, 30 days ago)

thanks Jim.  I do have a weed wacker..... Have see how I use it on the bag of straw though. Maybe put all the straw into a large cardboard box and see if it does the trick.


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Re: Best and fastest way to cut up Straw? [Re: GermanShaman]
    #27056548 - 11/25/20 05:34 AM (2 months, 30 days ago)

The other thing I was thinking of doing was using my Jig saw with an extra long blade on it.

I bought the blades to cut up the large coco coir block. Did the job but boy did it make a huge mess of dust... Took ages to clean the place up..... Not doing that again. Better to use a handsaw for wood instead...


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Re: Best and fastest way to cut up Straw? [Re: GermanShaman]
    #27056571 - 11/25/20 06:42 AM (2 months, 30 days ago)

Years ago I bought an electric leaf mulcher, which is basically an enclosed weed whacker on a stand.  It works pretty well for straw if you don't feed it too fast.  They run about $130.


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Re: Best and fastest way to cut up Straw? [Re: yoosername]
    #27056697 - 11/25/20 09:44 AM (2 months, 30 days ago)

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Years ago I bought an electric leaf mulcher, which is basically an enclosed weed whacker on a stand.  It works pretty well for straw if you don't feed it too fast.  They run about $130.




i was thinking about getting one of these. not for the myco-hobby, but for gardenwork in general.
ALTHOUGH i'm shure they do the best job for cutting straw the way germanshaman wants to.

@germanshaman: na guck, passt doch. just don't put it in a cardboard, it's going to break. don't you have a lawn mower?
just put the straw on the ground and go over it with the mower. done.
AND a perfect oportunity to clean the mower before to prepare for winter when it is not used.


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Re: Best and fastest way to cut up Straw? [Re: Jim Nemo] * 1
    #27056721 - 11/25/20 10:24 AM (2 months, 30 days ago)

Yea dude cardboard is gonna tear up. That's why i suggested barrel, or find some other hard container to put it in.

And i love this
"i don't even know what a weed whacker is"
"oh yea, i have one of those"

lol city boys.


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Re: Best and fastest way to cut up Straw? [Re: LtLurker] * 1
    #27059012 - 11/26/20 06:35 PM (2 months, 29 days ago)

Ok, so I used my "Weed Wacker" to cut up the straw. I had a large cardboard box that did not take too much of a battering.  It created a lot of dust....

I still have a few longish straws in there. I was wondering, could I use my paper document shredder... It has a cross cutting mechanism as well!!!!

I think I will try that.

I will also try spraying some water into the box before I pick out the straw so as to avoid creating so much dust. The straw is going to go into ground up Horse manure any how and then be pasteurized...


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Re: Best and fastest way to cut up Straw? [Re: GermanShaman]
    #27059021 - 11/26/20 06:42 PM (2 months, 29 days ago)

All sounds like good ideas. I bet you'll work it out.


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Re: Best and fastest way to cut up Straw? [Re: LtLurker]
    #27059309 - 11/26/20 11:17 PM (2 months, 29 days ago)

I have used hedge trimmers in the past


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Re: Best and fastest way to cut up Straw? [Re: Adrenochrome]
    #27059433 - 11/27/20 01:13 AM (2 months, 29 days ago)

After a lot of reading on the subject these all seem like good ideas! I've heard of the weed whacker (trimmer) method but a lawnmower sounds awesome!

I own a Lawncare and Landscaping business so it shouldn't be too hard to get it done. My guys might look at me a little weird when I drop a few bales off the tailgate and tell em to get busy though lol!


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Re: Best and fastest way to cut up Straw? [Re: bigfootscreepyuncl]
    #27059650 - 11/27/20 07:39 AM (2 months, 28 days ago)

If you have a bale shredder that would work perfect


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