Allis chalmers 300t baler ( jones super star)

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  1. Bensteyr&valtra

    Bensteyr&valtra New Member

    i purchased a 300t baler very cheap from the middle of a field that hadn’t been used for 2 years. Cleaned it off and apart from the end of the pickup reel rusted away, rest is in very good condition. Made up a sheet of metal to repair but not yet fitted.
    I was more wandering if many had used these balers and what they were like? Narrow pickup but rest looks well made.
     
  2. Tonym

    Tonym Member

    Location:
    Shropshire
    That takes me back a bit. Had a Super Star 50 years ago. One of the best balers ever used.
     
  3. Bensteyr&valtra

    Bensteyr&valtra New Member

    I’ve heard from the old boys around here they rated them highly at the time.
     
  4. I think @Selectamatic is a Jones fan!
    My first baler was a blue Super Star. Forty years ago next year!:(
     
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  5. Selectamatic

    Selectamatic Member

    Location:
    North Wales
    Best baler of it's time IMO.

    Well set up and well made windrows it will show much of it's competition up.

    Here's Mine...

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  6. Bensteyr&valtra

    Bensteyr&valtra New Member

    I’ll get a puc of mine up on here soon when i work out how. It’s only going to be used for working days but it is straight. I’m guessing about 64-65 the year?
     
  7. Bensteyr&valtra

    Bensteyr&valtra New Member

    [​IMG] Before the floor was welded in
     
  8. spin cycle

    spin cycle Member

    Location:
    north norfolk
    lovely scene:).....i don't envy the carting though:rolleyes:
     
  9. Selectamatic

    Selectamatic Member

    Location:
    North Wales
    Cant see the photo... :(
     
  10. Selectamatic

    Selectamatic Member

    Location:
    North Wales
    Unfortunately I could not stay and help carry them, as I had to go baling somewhere else... :whistle:
     
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  11. Roy_H

    Roy_H Member

    We had exactly the same baler in AC colours, it was a very well made machine and the bales were very neat with deep grooves. However at the same time we had a Claas Maximum which, if you were to put both balers in the same field, would gobble it up at least a gear faster than the 'Allis' ever could.
     
  12. Selectamatic

    Selectamatic Member

    Location:
    North Wales
    Making the same quality of bale though?
     
  13. Roy_H

    Roy_H Member

    In straw most definitely but l must admit we preferred The Allis for hay . If you mean weight well you could make the Claas bales like bricks if you liked......I well remember as a youth getting cursed for "Making the buggers too heavy".:happy:
     
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  14. This is mine, also bought for £200. Does about 1000 bales each year.
     
  15. Selectamatic

    Selectamatic Member

    Location:
    North Wales
    Shameless plug warning...

    Why don't you join the Jones Balers Facebook Page, loads more photos there, and it would be great if you could post some of your own there too! :)
     
  16. Selectamatic

    Selectamatic Member

    Location:
    North Wales
    Thats the lighter 200 version, or the Jones Star. The Star was for the Farmer, where as the Super Star was for the Contractor.

    I remember being told that they were made for a FE35 running at full beans!
     
  17. I reckon I did the first 20k bales with mine behind a non live Fordson Dexta!
     
  18. Vizslaman

    Vizslaman Member

    Location:
    Hampshire
    That brings back memories of dragging and stacking bale 5 per stack 4 upright (2 each side to make a triangle then one across the top to keep the rain out)
     
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  19. Bensteyr&valtra

    Bensteyr&valtra New Member

  20. To shamelessly plug a bit more....:oops:

    There's also a small/conventional baler group on Facebook. From new shiny things to the first trussers.
    All welcome :)
     
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