Massey 1839 and 1840 conventional balers

mghadley

Member
Location
Derbyshire
Looking at purchasing 1839 second hand, are there any issues to be aware of ? Seem to remember there was some kind of upgrade on feed augers ??
Are there many differences to the newer 1840 other than knotted fan and more string storage

Any experiences welcome

Thanks MGH
 

sledgeit

Member
Location
Stirling
We run three of them and one Welger, the inline Massey is not the best baler not a high output machine and if you push it you will just break shear bolts and it can take as long as an hour sometimes to unblock.I would buy a Welger every time an absolutely awesome machine.
 

mghadley

Member
Location
Derbyshire
We run three of them and one Welger, the inline Massey is not the best baler not a high output machine and if you push it you will just break shear bolts and it can take as long as an hour sometimes to unblock.I would buy a Welger every time an absolutely awesome machine.
I run a JD 459, but doing more small baled hay, may have the chance of very genuine 1839 and thought would run it along side the JD. forgive me for asking but why run three if the Welger is the better baler ?
 

sledgeit

Member
Location
Stirling
Have had the three for while now and only had the Welger for a couple of years if I had known the Welger was so much better I would have not bough any of the inline balers, the Welger output will be almost the same as two inlines the Welger knotters give very little trouble and with no shear bolts to stop you it just keeps going.
 

Cowabunga

Member
Location
Ceredigion,Wales
I wonder whether Welger conventional balers are still being made and marketed by the current Welger company owner, AGCO/Massey Ferguson?

While I have zero experience of using the MF inline balers, they have always struck me as being lightly built and probably prone to blockage and long periods to unblock from the shute that transfers the crop from the pickup and packs it up through the bottom of the bale chamber. Yet many people who run them do respect them, and I would take their objective word before my purely subjective one.
 

Mark C

Member
Location
Bedfordshire
Ran one for 1.5 seasons ( 1839) hated it. now have a Welger 830. Blocked and ate stuffer shear bolts for fun. Might not have helped that the dealer didn’t know how to set it up properly. That said I know a lot of people happily running 1839/1840’s. Biggest problems we encountered was in rye hay that can be quite sticky. Meadow hay it was fine
 

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