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Posted 24 February 2010 - 07:32 PM
Posted 24 February 2010 - 08:04 PM
I'm very happy with the Hoelscher. It probably took me 30 minutes to attach it to the baler and maybe 10 minutes of tinkering with it before I went out to bale. It never skipped a beat and I don't even know it's back there. The only issue I ran into was that I needed to increase the space between windrows to keep the bundle from getting in the way.
I also like stacking with the grapple. It's given me a lot more flexibility than I had with my old stacker wagon and it's a whole lot less exciting.
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Posted 24 February 2010 - 10:55 PM
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Posted 25 February 2010 - 11:39 AM
Posted 25 February 2010 - 06:08 PM
I have a Hoelscher. Eight foot wide is perfect. I make a 44 inch bale. I am going to tinker with this size this summer. The bales weigh 70 pounds. Way to heavy to sell by the bale but horse people generally dont understand the concept of tons. The Kuhns I have seen seem to work good and it is easier to make a smaller bale. I would like to see how they act after 100,000 bales though. The only problem I have with my Hoelscher is the bale has to be consistent. I have learned what to do as the condition of the hay changes.You also need alot of hydraulic capacity. I run mine with an IH 1066. Im going to put a bigger pump in this spring.
I have a kuhns 15 bale and love it, Ill have to say ive put maybe 25 thousand bales or more through mine and it still looks and acts brand new. Their is just nothing that needs any maintenance, The only thing i can think of is maybe a spring, these things are bullet proof. Now watch mine blow up, LOL.
Posted 27 February 2010 - 09:38 PM
To me, the big advantage to the Kuhn besides no hydraulics is going to a 15 or 18 bale model. You pick up that many less grabs and it saves a world of time. If you bale 3000 bales a day, that is 200 15 bale grabs verse 300 ten bale grabs.
Posted 28 February 2010 - 11:28 AM
I don't think the hyds is any extra concern, I run mine with an Oliver with closed center hyds. WB<><.
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