Balewagon Operation and Troubleshooting/Repair
Posted 07 May 2010 - 07:59 PM
They are 200 foot long and 90 feet wide each.
Posted 07 May 2010 - 09:19 PM
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Posted 08 May 2010 - 11:42 PM
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Posted 11 May 2010 - 08:20 PM
Second question, on the 1069 how in the world do I get the rolling rack back to the top? My dad purchased this thing at an auction and everything else seems to be in good working condition. I was going to put it in the field today but.... help here would also be greatly appreciated.
Posted 11 May 2010 - 09:09 PM
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Posted 12 May 2010 - 07:09 PM
My 1069 has a separate control lever for the rolling rack. On your 1049 it sounds like a issue with your linkage. Like your trip lever is bouncing back to hard and canceling it. Does the table just stop or drop back down to the frame?
on the 1049 it just stops once the lever returns. I have to finish the cycle using the lever.
As for the 1069, talked to roeder imp. KS today and it was a pretty simple fix. I had to remove the cover on the back side of the valve body and free the pool up. Luckily for me I believe it was just ceased to the cover cause as soon as I removed it it freed up. Mine has a seperate lever as well.
I love the 1069 vs my old 1049! (so far) moved around 1200 bales with it today, and that's a sweeet machine!
Posted 12 May 2010 - 10:04 PM
If you buy a box of the large square bale twine it will last you a long time because you can reuse it. I use the twine cut from the already baled big squares that the dairies here feed. It takes three pieces tied together for each layer you tie. I keep those to reuse each year. You make a loop in the end and that is really the only place they wear. I'll get a picture and post it on here.
How much twine do you use doing this in a year?
Posted 02 June 2010 - 04:12 PM
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Posted 07 July 2010 - 06:49 PM
I've read through all these posts and while I have run both Accumulators and bale wagons, the bale wagon to me is the faster way to stack and unstack. Grass hay was always a nightmare because you never knew if a stack would still be standing when you came back with the next load. One night in winter I woke up and said I can't believe I never thought of that. This is what popped into my head.
I now take the twine that is used on big square bales( can be used stuff tied together) and when the second table is loaded I stop and wrap the twine once around the 15 bales and tie it off. I do this on 1,4,7 layers and no longer use the auto tie feature. I no longer have to worry about stacks falling over and the bottom layer never pulls out if the rack happens not to slide out easily.
It may take a few minutes longer when making a load but the rest is a real big relief and you'll love the straight stacks. Depending on the bales you can do more rows or put 2 strings on the #1 row if needed.
I gave the twine a try on my straw this year. I have a 1044 without auto-tie and IMHO the twine is the only way to go! I built a twine box out of an old grease barrel and attached it to one of the shafts on the side boards. A hundred feet of twine for every load (120 bales) is well worth the expense to have nice stacks, no moving bales to make tie layers, and no tie layers when picking them up with the bale claw.
Posted 13 July 2010 - 11:57 PM
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Posted 24 July 2010 - 11:32 AM
A lot of us with these "cowboy bales" load with some type of a grapple, either a old farmhand or a new Steffin.
But I agree the hay squiezes you all run are cool as HE!!
Posted 28 July 2010 - 08:08 PM
Posted 08 August 2010 - 06:38 PM
Thought I would chime in on what we have learnt, this being our second season with the NH 1049S self propelled machine.
Please bear in mind we were not farmers until just over a year ago when the company I work for bought another farm 7 kilometers away on the same island and we pitched our renter off and "went to live the farming dream" making hay in small squares for the horse market.
We have two types of fields, existing grass hay and newly planted. The new planting of a custom hay mix is slowly expanding as we bring more field back from being left to go to seed for many years.
We cut with a NH 488 haybine, rake with a Miller Pro single head unit, sometimes ted with a used Fransgard tedder, bale with a NH 575 small square baler with 1/4 turn device, and finally collect with the Stack Cruiser.
We have a fabric covered barn 50' X 100' with a custom made back wall we built ourselves after the fiasco of tumbled bales last year.
We aim for 36" long bales but I have found that the floor of the barn is critical in having stacks stay up. We have a limestone floor and cover it with 6 mil poly vapour barrier to mitigate the moisture coming up from beneath. We did spread straw on top of the poly last year but you will have to see my other post to see what happened with that.
This year I re graded our floor to very level and have not had any problems so far this year, but its early yet as we are still on first cut, I know we are late, many other factors affecting.
The Stack Cruiser, I have found as everyone else has is not tolerant of variations in bale lengths. To compensate I have spread the sides a bit more and gone for speed of pick up. Last year I was a Jack In The Box onto the second table all the time, this year with a bit more wiggle room I am getting production.
Our machine was purchased used from Martin Warne from near Syrause NY state. he has been a gem on giving me advice by cell phone at critical times, a real gentleman.
All our kit spends its time under cover except under exceptional circumstances.
We collect bales within an hour or so of being baled when possible. If bales overnight in the field we manually turn them over at around 11 am onto dry ground and allow them to dry in the sun for at least an hour before we pick them up.
I have no idea which way the bales were laid as we zip around the field picking up as best we can moving the least distance to get the most bales.
Edited by Robin Craig, 08 August 2010 - 06:49 PM.
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