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#1 pattymule1

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Posted 16 July 2020 - 01:14 PM

Anybody use Abbriata baler or have any information on them?



#2 Trillium Farm

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Posted 16 July 2020 - 02:09 PM

All I know is that's an italian made baler by Abbriata s.r.l. not a top tier, but seems to enjoy some popularity there.

I have no idea if any parts are stored here in northamerica nor how long it would take to get them shipped over. Don't even know if there is a dealer. Are you considering it because of its size?


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Posted 16 July 2020 - 08:11 PM

http://www.abbriata..../Square-balers/

 

Regards, Mike


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Posted 16 July 2020 - 09:20 PM

Why? Is there one for sale? It seems the parts availability would be an issue....
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Posted 17 July 2020 - 09:26 AM

I am considering buying, Low cost, small tractor requirements (20 HP) are the reasons I am looking for info. Would like to hear from anybody who has one to find out about quality, parts, service, etc. I do 3000 bales at my stable. Been hiring hay done. Cost and hay quality are a problem every year.



#6 TJ Hendren

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Posted 17 July 2020 - 11:26 AM

If you are buying this from a dealer I would get it in writing that parts could be obtained in a timely fashion.


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Posted 17 July 2020 - 11:57 AM

I am considering buying, Low cost, small tractor requirements (20 HP) are the reasons I am looking for info. Would like to hear from anybody who has one to find out about quality, parts, service, etc. I do 3000 bales at my stable. Been hiring hay done. Cost and hay quality are a problem every year.


Personally, the easiest solution is to get more horsepower.
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#8 slowzuki

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Posted 17 July 2020 - 12:16 PM

Or buy an old North America market jd or new holland. Takes no hp to run one when baling onto the ground.
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Posted 17 July 2020 - 12:53 PM

Or buy an old North America market jd or new holland. Takes no hp to run one when baling onto the ground.

 

Could probably buy two of them, with change left over.  

 

JD24t, had a Farmall Super C (around 20 HP, IIRC) in front of it many of times, with a wagon behind (only a 100 bale load & me), in my neck of the woods.  Rolling hay fields, see picture, not completely flat.  Parts for both JD and NH are readily available (plus folks who have knowledge as an added bonus  ;) ).  Sooner or later you WILL need parts, IMHO.

 

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#10 Trillium Farm

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Posted 17 July 2020 - 01:05 PM

I am considering buying, Low cost, small tractor requirements (20 HP) are the reasons I am looking for info. Would like to hear from anybody who has one to find out about quality, parts, service, etc. I do 3000 bales at my stable. Been hiring hay done. Cost and hay quality are a problem every year.

Don't buy 20hp buy at least 30hp also you'll need a heavier tractor for the hay wagons, you can still keep it with a reasonable cost, but truly 20hp is a garden tractor not a farm tractor which you will need. Also keep in mind that these mini-implements are niche tools and not hi volume so you'll pay more for that and the parts and because they are low volume who knows when parts are available.


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Posted 17 July 2020 - 09:22 PM

And the big problem, in 5 years when the import stops and the parts supply is gone you have to try to find someone to track them down overseas. Spend any time looking at used equipment and soon see orphan stuff that isn’t built with generic parts is worthless.
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