Haybob design variations?

Discussion in 'Classic Machinery' started by Dry Rot, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. Dry Rot

    Dry Rot Member

    I picked up a haybob yesterday described as a PZ Haybob Mk II and found a manual for a similar machine on line.

    One thing, there is no centre board or what the manual calls a "levelling board" on mine nor can I find one like it on Google images either. I've looked carefully and the only fixing points (if that's what they are) are a couple of holes near the head stock, one blanked off with a bolt and nut that doesn't seem to have any other function. Maybe the manufacturers didn't think it needed one.

    Comparing this model with others, the rotors do seem to be closer together and the tines will probably clash occasionally until I can get around to adjusting them.

    Any thoughts?

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  2. Chuckie

    Chuckie Member

    Could it be a lely hayzip?
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  3. Fivedoors

    Fivedoors Member

    That’s a lely hayzip mk 2 ten tines on each rotor the lely haymaid had 8 tines per rotor
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  4. Tim G

    Tim G Member

    Wormingford, Essex
    The nut and bolt on the headstock are holding the pin in.
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  5. Sharpy

    Sharpy Member

    Ardrossan Ayrshire
    As above, it's not a Haybob.
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  6. NasherXL

    NasherXL Member

    Lely hayzip as mentioned for sure. Bought one a few years ago thinking I was saving a packet over a proper pz but was a nasty wee thing-shook and clattered up and down the field so was glad to get it away in place of a pz300.
  7. renewablejohn

    renewablejohn Member

    Definetely a Hayzip. Keep an eye on the rotor the mounts come unwelded and break off. Unless I can find another rotor mine will be going to the scrap man.
  8. Dry Rot

    Dry Rot Member

    I'm guessing the rotor design is similar to te Lely Stabilo tedder in which case there are two bearings inside which can fail. I recently replaced two in my Stabilo. Once they go, I imagine the rotor would soon follow. But oterwise, the zip appears to be well constructed.

    But I'm still wonderimg about the missing "levelling board"!
  9. renewablejohn

    renewablejohn Member

    If you cant use it without the levelling board I will take it off your hands as spares for mine.
  10. renewablejohn

    renewablejohn Member

    Just a question for the experts. Are the tines the right way up in Dry Rot picture with the longest prong nearest the grass or does it not matter.
  11. case 5140

    case 5140 Member

    Derbyshire Dales
    Its a Lely haymax ,and they dont have a leveling board
  12. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Glamorgan Wales
    Pz made lots of different varieties.

    Jumbo rake with ram on it.
    4 small hoop one that could turn big area ,make 1 big row or turn middle section to make 2 rows .
    Others also
  13. 335d

    335d Member

    Yes, longest side with a slight crank is closest to the ground.
    I suggest changing all the springs in the tine holders to pull them up to the right position when it’s stopped, or else you’ll bend the tines and break them. There is a knack to it. If you have the knack it’s easy, if not it will take a long time and lots of swearing.
  14. renewablejohn

    renewablejohn Member

    Pleased I asked. Mine has always been the other way up. Has not stopped it working but maybe it could have worked better.
  15. 335d

    335d Member

  16. yellowbelly

    yellowbelly Member

    There you go.............
  17. Boohoo

    Boohoo Member

    That's the difficult way, I find the PZ way easier.

    Of course the OP has a Lely Hayzip and the springs and method of changing then could be completely different
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