Knotless - Large Square - 8x3x3 & 8x4x3
Knotless - Large Square - 8x3x3 & 8x4x3
GutzBusta Knotless - Large Square - 8x3x3 & 8x4x3
Knotless - Large Square - 8x3x3 & 8x4x3
Knotless - Large Square - 8x3x3 & 8x4x3
Knotless - Large Square - 8x3x3 & 8x4x3
GutzBusta Knotless - Large Square - 8x3x3 & 8x4x3
GutzBusta Knotless - Large Square - 8x3x3 & 8x4x3
Knotless - Large Square - 8x3x3 & 8x4x3
GutzBusta Knotless - Large Square - 8x3x3 & 8x4x3
GutzBusta Knotless - Large Square - 8x3x3 & 8x4x3- 6cm
GutzBusta Knotless vs Knotted Hay Net - Net Comparison Image

Knotless - Large Square - 8x3x3 & 8x4x3

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Mesh Size: 20mm - Extreme Slow Feed

20mm - Extreme Slow Feed
30mm - Decelerator
40mm - Moderate
60mm - Free and Easy
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Description

This sized hay net is a genuine 'one size fits all net' in that it will fit not only the large export bales but also all sizes of round bales up to 6x4 Round Bales. Yes, there will be some extra netting if you are fitting on a 5x4, 4x4, or smaller round bale of hay, but we have a simple solution to this.

This new super soft netting is made from 5mm thick and high strength PP (polypropylene) and comes in a strong 240ply, the strongest on the Australian market!

  • Colour: Black
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Large Square Bales - one hay net fits both sizes:

  • Hay Bale Dimensions:
    • 8x3x3' (2.4m x 0.9m x 0.9m)
    • 8x4x3' (2.4m x 0.9m x 1.2m)
  • Net Hole sizes available:
    • 2 cm, 3cm, 4cm and 6cm

We have a video on how to put a GutzBusta Hay Net on a large square 8x3x3 or 8x4x3 bale here. We also have a great blog article on how to put a GutzBusta on a Large Square Bale.

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 fit 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.

There are many things that dictate which sized hole will suit your individual situation, some of which are discussed here.

    Why use GutzBusta® Slow Feed Hay Nets?

    GutzBusta® Large Square 8x4x3 Bale Hay Net decreases wastage by up to 46%. The consumption rate of hay depends on how cold the weather is, what type of hay you are using, hole size, horse eating rate (Gutz or casual eater), and the number of horses or animals grazing from the net.

    Our products are designed with large drawstrings to secure the hay net around your bale. It’s easier to put on compared to other hay nets available in the market. We’ve been making hay nets for over 10 years and we know how the netting behaves over time. This is why we developed a size and pattern that works to enable these nets to last longer.

    Please note that it is best to leave either the bottom or second bottom string in place until some of the bulk of the hay has been eaten. This reduces how much pressure is being placed on the net as some bales can be over 600kg. Although we have never had an issue, we also understand your hay net is an investment and we would like you to get as much longevity from our hay net as possible.

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

    Caution:

    • Shoes: If your horse is shod then simply tie your net up a little higher if it is a smaller net. If you are using a round bale or larger size net, then put your net inside a large box, hay ring or other device that stops their feet from coming into contact with their hay net. Direct contact of shoes and nets is not recommended.
    • 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.
    • Similarly, do not let horned animals such as cattle, sheep or goats eat from the nets due to possible entanglement.
    • Cattle or stock with ear tags are cautioned from eating from the hay nets as they may rub their head and potentially remove the ear tags.
    Reviews

    Customer Reviews

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    Stops excess wastage of hay

    Working well so far with no wastage of hay. Covering with a tarp helps to stop ruining with rain.

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    Tracey Brown
    Great produce

    Great product

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    Nadia David
    Easy and great quality

    Love this net! Such a great upgrade on the old knotted varieties. Virtually indestructible and so easy to put on the bale.

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    Karen Sharpe
    Medium square bale nets

    These are great nets for big sized bales. I use it for straw and it saves me having to fill up smaller nets each day. Happy customer and ponies.

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    Bec Whelan
    Great product

    Nice soft material, easy to use. LOVE how the drawstring is another colour! Easy to find. Great product and does its job well.

    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:

    20mm Sized Holes:

    • Suitable for "expert level" ponies that can eat from 30mm hay nets at impressive speeds.
    • Recommended for horses or ponies that have mastered eating from a 30mm hay net.
    • Ideal for feeding Lucerne to greedy horses or ponies.

    30mm Sized Holes:

    • Great for voracious eaters, such as ponies, minis, and horses familiar with slow feed hay nets.
    • Laminitic horses usually benefit from 30mm 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.

    40mm 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.

    60mm 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 40mm 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.
    • 40mm and 60mm sizes are suitable for saving on wastage, while 30mm 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 40mm 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.

    Knotless vs Knotted

    Our Knotted and knotless 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 30mm, 40mm, and 60mm.

    On the other hand, the knotless hay nets are made from high-strength, UV Stabilised 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 20mm, 30mm, 40mm, and 60mm. 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.

    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: admin@gutzbusta.com.au 

    Postal Address: 

    GutzBusta Hay Nets
    Unit 7 / 1-13 Childs Road
    Chipping Norton NSW 2170

    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:
    $269.50