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Sep 24, 2020

Baler Checks


There are several checks you can complete that can save you down time during critical times in the harvest.

Completing these checks to make sure you minimise issues during harvest

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When dusting off your round baler for this years’ harvest season there are several checks you can complete that can save you down time during critical times in the harvest.  Andrew Snape a Director of TTMI, with a technician background and many years’ experience in balers of all types recommends completing these checks to make sure you minimise issues during harvest.

Andrew firmly believes that safety is always first and you need to check that all the PTO covers are in place and covers for any moving parts are in place and fitted correctly.  Other critical areas he recommends checking include:

  • Gearbox - The gearbox should be checked for oil leaks and oil level.  Ideally the oil would be changed each season and check for wear on the spline. The main drive chain and sprocket also needs to be adjusted to manufacturers recommendations.
  • Pick up - Critical checks on the pick-up include checking for missing or broken components, check the drive belt and idler for wear, the cam and cam bearing, proper length of tine and that the slip clutch is torqued correctly.
  • Wrapping system - for a net wrap system it is important to check roll pressure and net rate as well as the sharpness of the knife and the adjustment of the drive belt.
  • Rollers and Belts - These need to be cleaned and checked for wear and bearings checked for tightness and wear.  Belts need to be checked for any tears and excessive wear which may indicate alignment problems. Jak Derrick, TTMI Trafalgar Service Technician also recommends replacing the joiner pins (where applicable) each season.
  • Hydraulics - checking the hydraulics is important to prevent issues of bale density and to ensure the correct operation of gates.  Sensors and wiring for electronics also need to be checked for proper connection and any damage.

TTMI is currently running a preseason harvest service program for all hay and silage equipment.  The company would like to wish everyone a safe and successful harvest season. Call them today to find out how they can help you have a successful harvest.

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There are several checks you can complete that can save you down time during critical times in the harvest.

Completing these checks to make sure you minimise issues during harvest

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