Baler rebuild Part 2

Re: Baler rebuild

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:47 am

Wildman

Good hustle on the baler . Now if FF would just knock off with the rain dance already.... :P
waldo lemieux
 
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Re: Baler rebuild

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:53 pm

Hey Freddy its a tractor pto driven baler. hook baler tongue to tractor drawbar, hook up pto and 2 remote lines for kicker tilt( get hay in wagon on turns) and thats it for power. Baler has a hyd pump on it driven off flywheel for kicker pan to toss bales back into wagon. DRCrane... i check for ticks evvery time i come back from handling/making hay, except when i mow and rake. Hopefully weather over weekend will let me drop (mow) a few rows to do test baling and minor adjustments to knotters and kicker pan. if alls good then next time no rains in forecast will go drop 5 acres thats loaded with clover to get it up before its total junk. then 12 acres after that of timothy/clover. then 7 acres of orchard. Then its up to fields i can mow for addirtional hay, about another 35 acres that lady owns and said i can hay it if i,d like. which i do for mulch this year. All told i hope to be putting up about 3500 bales give or take.
Freddy wrote:She's looking real sweet! Nice work.

Does it have a four cylinder Wisconson motor on it? If so, it is identical to one that I worked on yesterday. A local farm owner was in to pick up some signs I had made & he asked if I had big rivets. One thing led to another & I said "You don't need bigger rivets, you need a welder!" Well... I didn't know that welder would be me. Years ago he built a screen cage over the air cooling intake for the Wisconsin. It keeps the chaff from clogging the cooling fins. It hinges open to get to the crank start. Well, the angle iron frame that holds the screen keeps breaking it's rivets. No more! That bad boy is welded for good. I told him "If this falls off I know you won't call me, as it will surely be the end of the Earth".

So, if you might want this modification I'll go get some pics.... it's aint pretty, but it gets the job done.
wilder11354
 
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Re: Baler rebuild

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:35 pm

wilder11354 wrote: i hope to be putting up about 3500 bales give or take.


Yowza! I'm buying stock in twine!
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
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Re: Baler rebuild

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:20 pm

Most people round bale anymore... spear it and park roll on edge of field, or they wrap to make silage(ensilage hay), mostly for beef operations. i try to sell my square bales to horse owners. Clean, dry, low dust hay. So, so hay i sell for mulch. Gonna get hold of a guy that buys hay for selling down in urban areas, and see if he will buy hay from additional fields as i take it off field. get fast cash to offset cost of rebuilding baler, lower price. better hay will go for usual price. towards end of winter/early spring i place ad to get rid of whatevers left, real low price, clean barn out of loose hay toss into a mulch pile, and let it rot down over summer, use for garden mulch following spring. Always a pile of rotting mulch, turn it over sevreal times a season.
wilder11354
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

Re: Baler rebuild

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:56 am

Oh, for sure, round bales abound here also. That's fine for cows but horses need better hay, that is, hay that doesn't rot, can't rot, hasn't rotted. There are a few select places that still make square bales.

Trivia question: How much does a round bale weigh?
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Baler rebuild

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:37 am

Depending on what you've got baler wise--from 4' to 6' diameter--from 500lb to 1100 lb
freetown fred
 
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