Mc Hale c460

icanshootwell

Member
Location
Ross-on-wye
Had the belts get hot a few times, feeding silage (round bale) by the time you stop machine there is a lot of smoke from belts, took cover aff last night to possibly adjust up but found it to be an auto type which i am not familiar with. There is adjustment but how do you know if you over tighten it? Belt still seems ok, also when feeding out silage is it ok to feed in high and slow bed chain right up, i find changing from straw a phaff, so leave in high all the time. I find it better in high for silage anyway, as it puts the silage where you want it rather than fall and drop when in low. Interested how others use there's.
 

v8willy

Member
Mixed Farmer
Don't feed much silage with ours but when we do it's always in low & never have any problem, only 80 horse on it so high for silage is a non starter anyway, not hard to throw a lever across.
 

e3120

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Northumberland
My Lucas stays in low all the time and I just swap between 540 and 1000 in the cab for more or less the same result. Doesn't need to be stopped when you get the knack.
 

David1968

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
SW Scotland
The manual on our Kuhn says high for straw and low for silage. Have used it for pit silage a few times when the forage wagon has been playing up, and low was fine for that.
In fact, if it was in high, I don't think the stuff would stay in the trough.
 
My understanding as well.
Flywheel pro driven, chopping drum hydraulically driven.
Is it hydraulic driven,or hydraulic ram tightening the belt like a Kuhn? My old kverneland has bitten the dust and I'm in the middle of looking for a good second hand chopper now and trying to sort which are good or bad
 

Optimus

Member
Is it hydraulic driven,or hydraulic ram tightening the belt like a Kuhn? My old kverneland has bitten the dust and I'm in the middle of looking for a good second hand chopper now and trying to sort which are good or bad
Its like the Kuhn. Ram tightens the belts.
 

hally

Member
Location
cumbria
Had the belts get hot a few times, feeding silage (round bale) by the time you stop machine there is a lot of smoke from belts, took cover aff last night to possibly adjust up but found it to be an auto type which i am not familiar with. There is adjustment but how do you know if you over tighten it? Belt still seems ok, also when feeding out silage is it ok to feed in high and slow bed chain right up, i find changing from straw a phaff, so leave in high all the time. I find it better in high for silage anyway, as it puts the silage where you want it rather than fall and drop when in low. Interested how others use there's.
We were told to use slow gear, high really for straw. We fed our silage through for a couple of years but given up now as it seriously ages the machine compared with straw.
 

icanshootwell

Member
Location
Ross-on-wye
We were told to use slow gear, high really for straw. We fed our silage through for a couple of years but given up now as it seriously ages the machine compared with straw.
I know what your saying but we hardly get any silage waste anymore, cows dragging silage under there feet is one, (round bales)
Also stops suckler cows over eating as well as we feed them twice a day now with the feeder. Works great in straw, fantastic bit of kit.
 

An Gof

Member
Location
Cornwall
Is it hydraulic driven,or hydraulic ram tightening the belt like a Kuhn? My old kverneland has bitten the dust and I'm in the middle of looking for a good second hand chopper now and trying to sort which are good or bad

Ah, good point, you have me thinking now.
The rotor doesn’t run unless the oil flow
is on but you may have a point.
 
Had the belts get hot a few times, feeding silage (round bale) by the time you stop machine there is a lot of smoke from belts, took cover aff last night to possibly adjust up but found it to be an auto type which i am not familiar with. There is adjustment but how do you know if you over tighten it? Belt still seems ok, also when feeding out silage is it ok to feed in high and slow bed chain right up, i find changing from straw a phaff, so leave in high all the time. I find it better in high for silage anyway, as it puts the silage where you want it rather than fall and drop when in low. Interested how others use there's.
Any help?
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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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