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A Slaton Co-op Gin truck easily flips 20,000lbs of cotton

Cotton may look like a cloud, but an eight foot or 2.44 meter square cotton bale is heavy: around 5,000lbs. When you put one (or four) in your truck, it’s probably best that the bales don’t roll around on their sides, shifting the truck’s weight.

So how do you keep 20,000lbs of cotton from rolling around as you drive? Let’s watch this internet classic to witness a handy and inspired loading technique.

Read more at Core77, and learn more about trucks or cotton: How Denim Jeans Are Made, The Impact of One Cotton T-Shirt, and from Planet Money: What does it take to make a t-shirt? Bonus: A kick baler sends fresh hay bales flying.

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