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Posted March 14, 2014 - 09:17 AM

We are starting to get our machinery ready for the coming farming year. We finished putting new chains in our New Holland round baler this week. Here are a few pictures.

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Posted March 14, 2014 - 09:19 AM

You will probably notice that three pipes are missing. My dad did put them on before he put it away.
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Posted March 14, 2014 - 10:09 AM

Getting an early start allows you to deal with any issues you find without delaying the start of your farming season. It looks like all the snow is gone there. We still have a fair amount around.


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Posted March 14, 2014 - 03:32 PM

i am still repairing snow blower, no sign of spring yet.


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Posted March 14, 2014 - 06:08 PM

Never any rest for our nations farmers!

 

Thank you for helping to feed the rest of us.


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Posted March 14, 2014 - 08:09 PM

One just like yours sold at an auction here locally for $600.  I guess the demand for it is down with all the new bells and whistles you can buy for a couple hundred grand.  I've never run one like it, but I'd think it would do a fairly decent job. 

 

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Posted March 14, 2014 - 08:17 PM

That sure brings back memories of helping on the farm as a teen. I still enjoy helping with farm work when I can. 


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Posted March 14, 2014 - 09:02 PM

One just like yours sold at an auction here locally for $600.  I guess the demand for it is down with all the new bells and whistles you can buy for a couple hundred grand.  I've never run one like it, but I'd think it would do a fairly decent job. 
 
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We found that it was cheaper to go ahead and replace the chains, than to trade it on a belt type round baler. It does make nice bales. This type of round baler is better for making corn stalk bales than a belt type. We don't do it very often, but sometimes we have made corn stalk bales with it.
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Posted March 14, 2014 - 09:08 PM

i am still repairing snow blower, no sign of spring yet.

Snow thrower fixed but a foot of frozen snow still blankets everything, little snow last night.

 

Wishing you a good start Gabriel.


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Posted March 14, 2014 - 09:35 PM

Snow thrower fixed but a foot of frozen snow still blankets everything, little snow last night.
 
Wishing you a good start Gabriel.

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Posted March 14, 2014 - 09:39 PM

I hope you all who still have lots of snow see some nice weather soon!
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Posted March 14, 2014 - 09:40 PM

Our next repair is to replace the clutch in our Massey 383 tractor. We may start on it next week.

Edited by Gabriel, March 14, 2014 - 09:41 PM.

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Posted March 14, 2014 - 10:11 PM

We found that it was cheaper to go ahead and replace the chains, than to trade it on a belt type round baler. It does make nice bales. This type of round baler is better for making corn stalk bales than a belt type. We don't do it very often, but sometimes we have made corn stalk bales with it.

 

I have heard that chain balers work better on thicker material, like corn stalks.  I think that is what the man was planning who bought the one locally. 

 

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Posted March 17, 2014 - 09:51 PM

Today, we started taking apart the MF 383 to put in a new trans. clutch.
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Posted March 18, 2014 - 08:22 AM

Gabriel,
thanks for the pics. it is so nice to get the equipment ready now vs the day before you need it . think we will start to pull outr spring stuff out in a week or so. then get the planter ready ...change oil in the tractors etc. Never a dull moment.
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