Knotless Hay Nets - 4x4 Round Bale

$200.00

Mesh Size: 3/4” – Extreme Slow Feed

3/4” – Extreme Slow Feed
1-1/4” – Decelerator
1-3/4” – Moderate
2-1/2” – Free and Easy
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Description

Discover the Strength and Convenience of Knotless GutzBusta® Hay Nets for 4x4 Round Bales Experience the superior quality and durability of our knotless hay nets specially designed for 4x4 round bales. Made from high-strength PP (polypropylene) netting, these nets boast a robust 240ply construction, making them the strongest available in the USA. With a wide range of hole sizes to choose from and easy filling capabilities, our knotless hay nets are a reliable solution to reduce hay wastage and provide efficient feeding for your horses or livestock.

Reduce Wastage and Optimize Feeding Efficiency with Knotless GutzBusta® Hay Nets Maximize the usage of your 4x4 round bales with our knotless hay nets. Engineered to decrease hay wastage by up to 46%, these nets ensure that your hay lasts longer, saving you time and money. The knotless design offers a soft and durable netting, while the wide-open mouth makes filling a simple task. Trust in the expertise of our GutzBusta® sizes, perfected over the years, to deliver outstanding strength, size, and usability. Choose the right hole size for your animals' needs and experience the benefits of efficient feeding with our top-quality knotless hay nets.

Best Features:

  • Strongest on the American market with a robust 240ply construction
  • Wide range of hole sizes available to suit different animal requirements
  • Easy filling with a wide-open mouth design
  • Decreases hay wastage by up to 46% for optimized feeding efficiency
  • Superior durability and longevity due to high-quality materials 
Can I use the same hay net for different round bale sizes?

Yes, we offer the flexibility of using a 6x4 round bale hay net, which can be adjusted to fit 4x4 round bales, providing convenience and versatility. Make sure to purchase the largest size you feel you will need to cater for.

Are knotless hay nets as durable as knotted ones?

Absolutely! Our knotless hay nets are built to the same high standards of durability as our knotted ones. 

Round Bale Sizes: 

Bale Size   |   Hay Net Size

  • 3x4     |    43" x 67" (1.1m x 1.7m)
  • 4x4     |    57" x 72" (1.45m x 1.85m)
  • 5x4     |    68" x 78" (1.75m x 2.0m)
  • 6x4     |    78" x 82" (2.0m x 2.1m)
  • Hole sizes available:
    • 3x4 - 1 1/4" (3cm), 1 3/4" (4cm) and 2 1/2" (6cm)   
    • 4x4 - 1 1/4" (3cm), 1 3/4" (4cm) and 2 1/2" (6cm)   NEW: 7/8th" (2cm)
    • 5x4 - 1 1/4" (3cm), 1 3/4" (4cm) and 2 1/2" (6cm)   
    • 6x4 - 1 1/4" (3cm), 1 3/4" (4cm) and 2 1/2" (6cm)   
  • Colour: Black

Not sure what size to purchase?  Did you know that you can always buy a bigger net and convert it down to the smaller-sized bale if needed?  However, if for example you are only ever going to get 4x4 round bales, then there is no use buying a larger hay net.

Do you know how to measure a round bale of hay to decide what sized round bale you need?

Not sure how to put your hay net onto a round bale?  We have extensive information on this on our Blog page which includes a video link.   For a super detailed version of how to put a hay net on your round bale with lots of options on what to do with the drawstring, then please click here.

We have now changed over to black nets again for our knotless range, with only a few white ones left.

 

Both the knotless and knotted hay nets are made from our very own GutzBusta® sizes that we have developed over the years with feedback from our customers. They are superior in size, strength, and useability. Having a super wide mouth that makes them easy to fill is one of the greatest attributes of our nets. 

It’s also important to note that you cannot compare the knotted nets to the knotless ones in terms of ply as they are made of entirely different materials. Ply refers to how many individual strands are in each section of the netting. The strength is in how strong those individual strands are, how tight they are, and what material they are made from. So you are comparing apples to oranges if you are comparing knotless to knotted in terms of ply.

Are you after some flexibility in sizing?  Sometimes, especially in drought situations we simply don't know where our hay is coming from next. If you want a hay net that is flexible to all round bale sizes, then perhaps consider purchasing a 6x4 round bale hay net.  I personally use this size, even on 4x4 round bales.  For simple instructions on how to convert a 6x4 hay net onto a smaller-sized round bale, please click here. The 6x4 nets fit well on 5x5 bales of hay and will still encapsulate the hay bale.

Sometimes it might be round bales, and sometimes a Large Square 8x4x3 or 8x3x3 bale of hay is all that you can get, such as in a drought.  In these times, our most flexible hay net is basically a 'one size fits all' is the Large Square Export (8x4x4 / 8x3x4) net, as it will fit both the round bales and the large square bales.  The Large Square Bales are available in both knotted and knotless.  This is how easy it is to adjust the hay net down a size.

Please note that each size of round bale is ‘true to size’ and if you only ever purchase 4x4 bales of hay for instance, then you only need to purchase a 4x4 hay net.  Our hay nets are on the generous side, so although they won’t fit the next size up, they will allow for individual size variances depending on the farmer who makes the bales. 

Caution:
It is not recommended to leave buckled halters or other types of buckled headgear on your horse when using ANY type of hay net as your horse may get caught. If your horse is shod then simply tie your net up a little higher with smaller nets or you can also put your net inside a box or other device that stops their feet from coming into contact with their hay net.

Similarly, do not let horned animals such as sheep or goats, and cattle with ear tags eat from the hay nets as they may tear the netting, get entangled, or remove the ear tags. 

For more information and photos about our hay nets, please visit our livestock page and our FAQ & Help page.

Reviews

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Vanessa

I love it! 10/10 recommend!

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Jessica Seston
Nice and good quality

I really like how soft this hay net feels yet it's ice and sturdy. My minis had a hole in their Hay Chix hay net in a weeks time. The hay net from here that they've been using - its been over a month and it still looks brand new.

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Susan Gajewski
Better than expected

The quality of this knotless hay net is outstanding. I use it on a 4x4 round bale inside a hay hut and no more wasted hay. I couldn’t be happier.

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Kelly Frank
Great product

I’ve used many hay nets over the years but this one is my favorite.

FAQs

FAQs

Which Hole Size should I choose?

When choosing a hay net hole size, several factors should be considered. Here is a summary of the key points for each hole size mentioned:

¾” Sized Holes:

  • Suitable for "expert level" ponies that can eat from 1 ¼” hay nets at impressive speeds.
  • Recommended for horses or ponies that have mastered eating from a 1 ¼” hay net.
  • Ideal for feeding Lucerne to greedy horses or ponies.

1 ¼” Sized Holes:

  • Great for voracious eaters, such as ponies, minis, and horses familiar with slow feed hay nets.
  • Laminitic horses usually benefit from 1 ¼” sized hay nets.
  • Relieves boredom for stabled horses or as a backup net for when the first hay net empties.
  • Recommended for gutzy horses, ponies, or livestock, especially with palatable hay or slow feed experience.
  • Not commonly used for goats, cows, or sheep, but some may use it with palatable hay.

1 ¾” Sized Holes:

  • The most popular hole size for slow feeding, accepted by over 90% of horses.
  • Suitable for slightly stalky hay, providing hay-saving benefits and increasing hay longevity.

2 ½” Sized Holes:

  • Ideal for saving on hay without significant restriction.
  • Commonly used with low-sugar or coarse and stalky hay, great for older horses and cattle.
  • Suitable for pregnant broodmares or younger horses where slow feeding is unnecessary.
  • Caution: Ensure hoof size is larger than netting size for horse safety.

General Considerations:

  • GutzBusta 1 ¾” holes are a good starting point, with flexibility to go up or down in size.
  • Weather and hay type can influence the suitable hole size.
  • Palatability determines the hole size, with more palatable hay allowing for smaller holes.
  • Horse's health status, weight, and workload should be considered when choosing a hole size.
  • 1 ¾” and 2 ½” sizes are suitable for saving on wastage, while 1 ¼” slows down eating.
  • Monitor horse's response when introducing a new hay net to avoid over-facing.
  • Different livestock can use various hole sizes, with 1 ¾” being common.
  • Different hole sizes are used throughout the year, for various hays, health conditions, and weight management.
  • Be cautious with shod horses and use appropriate hay rings/feeder to prevent entanglement.

Which Bag Size should I choose?

  1. Extra Small: Float/yard sized net capable of holding up to 1 generous biscuit of hay. Suitable for stables, yards, and floats.

  2. Small: Float/yard sized net capable of holding up to 3 generous biscuits of hay. Versatile and strong, suitable for stables, yards, and floats.

  3. Medium: Capable of holding up to 4-6 biscuits or half a bale of hay. Ideal as an overnight net for stables, yards, and floats.

  4. Large: Full small bale-sized net available. Easy to load a full small bale of hay into. Suitable for stables, yards, and paddocks.

  5. Extra Large: Perfectly fits a 3-Stringer Bale.

  6. Round Bale: Available for different round bale sizes (3x4, 4x4, 5x4, 6x4). Comes in various net sizes (3cm, 4cm, 6cm).

  7. 8x3x3 / 8x4x3 / 8x4x4: Large square bales in sizes 8x4x4, 8x4x3 and 8x3x3. Available in different net sizes (3cm, 4cm, 6cm). Can fit all sizes of round bales.

Note: Custom sizes are not available for premade hay nets.

Knottless vs Knotted

Knotted hay nets are made from UV-stabilized polyethylene netting and have been in use for 8 years. They come in various ply sizes and are tough, durable, and easily repairable. They have been used by many horses and can last 2 to 6 years. Knotted nets are suitable for soaking hay and do not take on the weight of water. They are available in black and offer hole sizes of 3cm, 4cm, and 6cm.

On the other hand, knotless hay nets are made from high-strength polypropylene and have been available since 2019. They are softer and do take on some weight when soaked. The deluxe knotless nets are considered more luxurious and have become popular due to their softness. They are the strongest on the market with 240 ply and come in hole sizes of 2cm, 3cm, 4cm, and 6cm. Knotless nets are also only available in black.

When it comes to strength and longevity, there isn't a significant difference between knotted and knotless nets. Both types have proven to be tough, durable, and long-lasting. While some horses may prefer one material over the other, there is no way to predict which will suit an individual horse better without trying them. Ultimately, the lifespan of the nets depends on the individual horse and usage. Knotted nets have been used for 2 to 6 years without needing repairs, while the lifespan of knotless nets is still unknown after 3 years of use.

Returns & Exchanges

Returns & Exchanges

We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase from our store. If you have any issues with your order, please contact us at Gutzbusta so that we can make it right. We have a clear and concise Returns and Refund Policy to make the process as smooth as possible.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD RETURN REQUEST FORM

Returning Items

To return an item, please contact us at our customer service team via the email below. Make sure to include your order number when contacting staff.

Please pack the item securely in its original packaging and include all accessories and documentation, making sure the order number is clearly visible on the box. We will not accept items that have been modified or used in any way. You are responsible for the cost of return shipping, unless the item is damaged or faulty.

Email: sales@gutzbusta.com 

Our Postal Address:

Gutzbusta

2020 Industrial Blvd
Rockwall
TX 75087 

Change of Mind

We accept returns for change of mind within 30 days of purchase. These can included swapping or exchanging item(s) for different sizes. The item(s) must be unused, in their original packaging, and in the same condition as when you received them.

We will issue a refund for the purchase price of the item(s) once we receive the item(s), excluding any shipping costs. While this process is under way, it is better to re-order with the correct item(s) to ensure your exchanged item(s) are delivered to you in a timely manner.

Incorrect Items Received

If you received the incorrect item(s), please contact us immediately. We will cover the cost of shipping the incorrect item(s) back to us. We will issue a replacement as soon as possible to you at no extra cost.

Damaged or Faulty Returns

If you receive damaged or faulty item(s), please contact us immediately. We will require photographic evidence of the damage or fault before we can process a return. We will cover the cost of shipping the item(s) back to us, and we will issue a replacement or full refund as soon as possible.

Damaged in Use

If your horse is using our nets and the net becomes damaged during use, please contact us immediately. We will require photographic evidence of the damage as well as the order number. Depending on the situation, we may offer a repair kit or exchange, subject to our discretion. Please note that general wear and tear, or damage caused by misuse may not be covered under our returns and refund policy.

Refunds

Once we receive your returned item(s), we will inspect it to ensure that they are in resalable condition. If the item(s) are in resalable condition, we will issue a refund to the original payment method within 7 business days. Please note that it may take up to 10 business days for the refund to appear on your account, depending on your bank or credit card company.

Thank you for shopping with us. If you have any questions or concerns about our Returns and Refund Policy, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Subtotal:
$200.00