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.
- 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.
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.