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TIPS ON ADJUSTING YOUR BALER

Posted Sep 21, 2017 by Alan Xu

During hay season, time is really precious to farmers. Nobody would like to see anything happen to their balers when baling especially at night. Therefore, T&H Packaging will introduce some proper tactics about maintenance and adjusting to the baler, which is very critical to a successful baling season.

Operator will have to keep a scheduled maintenance. Before any regular inspections, adjustments and lubrication, the baler should be cleaned following use. Cleaning gives the operator a great opportunity to focus carefully on all parts of the baler. Using this cleaning time to visually inspect the unit is a good way to identify potential issues.

When there is something happened with the baler, people sometime will ask the mechanics from the dealer to help. Of course, the dealership may have plenty of experience with repairs, but their mechanics aren’t the ones out here doing the baling. So, the operator himself will have to acquire some maintenance and repair skills, which makes it easier for you to know what needs to be replaced and what can wait.

Talking about acquire skills of maintenance and repair, reading the baler owner’s manual book will be a great way of getting the correct knowledge. The manual does not have everything on it, but knowing the basics of your baler will help you a lot during your daily use and save your time and money.

Out of all parts of a baler, knotters are very critical part for successful baling. The knotter on a baler is what ties the twine. This component can be adjusted by changing the density of the bale, which affects its weight. The knotter has rotating discs that make loops out of the ends of the twine, and a needle on the baler wraps the twine around the bale. The needle brings the twine back through the loop made by the knotter, and tension is generated to tie the twine into a knot. Baler twine can sometime cause wear on the knotter, therefore, choose the right baler twine can keep your knotter at its best performance.

Besides, if possible, you will need to adjust the knotters for each type of hay being baled. Alfalfa, grass hay, straw and silage each require different knotter adjustments, because of the density of each type of hay. And the operator will have to get off the tractor and make a knotter adjustment any time the weather conditions change. Moving from dry to moist hay will require a knotter adjustment, or you will get a very heavy bale.