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  1. Yea that disc cutting system NH used had to be set right or a person learned new and ripe cuss words if the weather went damp during chopping. The Fox corn heads that we used decades ago used a sickle and they never gave trouble.
  2. The main purpose of the Pennsylvania State Patrol seems to be revenue generation. Been there, got the T-shirt, and wow was it expensive. But not so expensive that I didn’t pay for it and refuse to ever set foot in that state again.
  3. Stub augers. Now bear in mind I don’t know the older 600 series NH real well. I know the BR and newer a lot better. But as far as I know stub augers invariably means a wide pickup.
  4. The problem with that theory is that soon enough you may have a bucket that is worn more on one side than the other. Depends what you use the machine for, but a very real concern in some instances. The final drives on skid steers are sufficiently tough that they won’t give a hoot if the tire diameters are miss matched. Skid steer tires are slipping much of the time anyway, what’s a tiny bit more? Local tire guy told me a story about wheel loader tires. It’s critical that the front two tires be of the same operating diameter if the machine runs a bucket on a concrete floor very much. Otherwise the bucket lip wears more on one side than the other. They had problems with uneven wear on a couple loaders, couldn’t figure out why because the tires matched, same pressure etc. After much head scratching they figured out that the tires (Made in China!!) each came out of a different factory. Even though they were the same brand model and all, the actual specs differed enough to throw the OD off. So much for the idea of mass production and interchangeability.
  5. As it pertains to New Holland round balers. A Crop Cutter and a stuffer are two different things completely. Both are between the pickup and the chamber. The stuffer is just a feeding mechanism. The Crop Cutter is designed the cut the incoming crop. It also acts as a feeder but that is secondary. A stuffer is always part of the wide pickup package. I am not aware that NH ever offered a baler with a “standard” pickup and a stuffer. I can kinda take or leave the stuffer, they are effective, but also a maintenance concern. But I wouldn’t want a baler with the narrow pickup so that means I would always have a baler with the stuffer.
  6. We switched from a sickle head to a disc head a few years ago. The sickle gives a nicer, gentler cut, but in the end we see no difference in production or stand longevity in either grass or alfalfa. We switched from a NH sickle to a Hesston/Massey disc head. The disc part I can take or leave (other than the acres per hour which is much higher with the disc machine) but wild horses couldn’t drag me back to the NH conditioner. The Massey Twin Max is far better than the NH rubber chevron rolls.
  7. Here is a blurb on the power shift trans Allis used. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8rrXaItrPM Not much out there on how the Power Director works. That I have found so far anyway. Edit to add. A google search of the Allis Chalmers Power Director will turn up several somewhat enlightening discussions. Sounds like it was a bullet proof but quirky arrangement.
  8. Oh bull fluff. Those machines spend a better part of their time with one drive turning at a different speed than the other anyway. I suppose that clown says the same about skid steer tires??
  9. LOL! You think millennials are clever enough to figure out that a Big Mow is able to get up a steep slope much better in reverse? Not that I ever tried that or anything.
  10. Hopefully the tractors are out by the time I go past this morning!
  11. NE of Yankton. Hour and a half from me. I got other things to throw money at otherwise I would watch it. Unless it sells for say a couple hundred which it won’t.
  12. Let’s look at it this way. To move that 16,000 lbs on a 0* angle will take minimal force. To move that 16,000 at a 90* angle would take 16,000 lbs of force. So a 12* slope is slightly less than a 25% angle. 25% of 16,000 is 4,000. Use a safety and overkill factor of 3 like Working Load Limit uses and I would say a 12,000 lb winch should do the job. Minimum anyway.
  13. D2000 = RUN FORREST RUN!!!!!! So I have never looked at a D2000 in person so I don’t know exactly what sort of feeder they used. The D1000 does not have a pre compression chamber as such. It would best be described as a continuous rotary feeder. In heavy loading no doubt there is some pre compression that occurs but not like a true pre compression feeder. I have no complaints about the feeder on the D1000. It works flawlessly. As far as PTO power requirements, they are not that high on the D1000, I have run it on an 85 PTO HP tractor with no problem. Both those balers used a single knot system and on a 3 foot tall bale that is a bad idea. It works fine on a 2 foot tall bale provided you don’t go totally nuts with bale density. There was also a D800 which is exactly the same as a D1000 minus all the electronics to monitor the tying and control the bale density, and the feeder on the D800 has one blank bar in it so it has 2 feeder strokes per plunger stroke vs 4 like the D1000.
  14. The one very real advantage would be the infinite speed adjustment. Big square balers have a very defined upper capacity limit and I have lost track of how many times one gear would be a little too slow and the next gear a little too fast. Even on a 32 speed transmission.
  15. Any 1066 isn’t enough tractor to run a even a 3x3 square baler unless the terrain was mild and the windrows big so the ground speed would be held down. 14s would fare better with the bigger axles and hopefully heavier drawbar. Any 66 or such would need weights on it. We used to run a NH D1000 (2x3) with a 1066 and that was a pretty nice match. Guys have run 3x3s with a 1066 and they don’t persist with that real long. One thing that hurts a 1066 in front of big square is being held back to PTO speed. That makes a 10 run out of power rather quickly. We found that a 5140 could run that D1000 just as well as the 1066. I would be concerned that the surging of a big square baler would be hard on the hydro. I don’t see a problem with a 1066 Hydro on a round baler. The hydro would be kinda nice in some ways. Maybe not, I don’t know. Constantly reaching for the hydro lever could get old. One thing that would rather stink about a 1066 would be the slow hydraulics for the baler door.
  16. Gasoline in the oil will make an engine run rich if the blowby is routed into the intake tract like the EPA says is should be. It doesn’t sound like this engine is running rich.
  17. They got it to its destination today. My guess is they had hydraulics on the running gear under than building so they could lift it up and go over obstacles like mailboxes and bridge railings. I’m thinking they pulled road signs out so they could pass. That was a wide building to be moving. As a point of reference, a typical road right of way such as where that building is pictured parked is 66 feet, so there should be about 66’ from crop to crop on either side of the road. I’m guessing the building was 50’ wide.
  18. Find some kind of squirt can bottle that will tolerate gasoline and fill it with gasoline. Pull the air filter off and what ever else you need to so you can squirt gasoline into the carb. When the engine wants to die, see if you can get it to run good on “Mexican fuel injection”. If it will, you have a carb problem. If there is very little response to it, you have an ignition failure.
  19. This is a possibility, but then there where 2 problems to begin with, as I don’t think coil fade would cause the muffler to glow. That sounds like a lean condition.
  20. So if you yank the line off the carb it will whiz fuel without the engine running?
  21. Ya, but who uses that stuff in a real production setting anymore? Shucks, my brother has a 150 cow dairy which is tiny by most standards, and the pull type choppers went down the road more than 5 years ago in favor of a self propelled machine; the side delivery rakes that were around when I was a kid, gone 21 years ago already in favor of a V rake. And I don’t ever want to go back! There is plenty of small used equipment around here, and some of it is rusting peacefully in the trees because there just is not enough demand for it anymore.
  22. Yea, by that time any mouse nest would have been blasted out in a glorious shower of sparks. And for that reason I don’t think there is a carb problem per se either. Somehow your fuel supply is getting interrupted. If the fuel filter isn’t tight enough it could be that the carb is getting the jets plugged. But I think there is a better chance that the pump is malfunctioning for some reason. I would try running this engine off an overhead fuel supply and see if it behaves.
  23. Ok, but is the pump working when the engine quits? What happens when you try to restart the engine after it stalls?
  24. Does the carb have a gravity fed fuel supply or does it depend on a pump? If pump, pulse or electric?
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