McHale straw bedder

Got a McHale straw bedder which has until now been faultless. But of late when I adjust the speed of the floor above 5 it doesn't turn any faster. Other services work fast so don't think it's the tractor. But of a pest when trying to get the last bit of a straw ring out of it.
Any ideas??? Many thanks
 

Big_D

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Location
S W Scotland
Got a McHale straw bedder which has until now been faultless. But of late when I adjust the speed of the floor above 5 it doesn't turn any faster. Other services work fast so don't think it's the tractor. But of a pest when trying to get the last bit of a straw ring out of it.
Any ideas??? Many thanks
I'd say wear in the hydraulic motor that drives the bed
 

DrDunc

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Dunsyre
Proportional valve coil?

Is it slow to start moving when the oil is cold? Moves faster when you dead end another valve (keep switch pressed after fully closing the door for example?)

Had to replace a floor speed and chute rotation valve coil here in the past decade of use here
 
Proportional valve coil?

Is it slow to start moving when the oil is cold? Moves faster when you dead end another valve (keep switch pressed after fully closing the door for example?)

Had to replace a floor speed and chute rotation valve coil here in the past decade of use here
Slightly changing the subject,I see in the book they recommend changing all of the bed chain u bolts every year😳. Have you done that?
 

DrDunc

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Dunsyre
Slightly changing the subject,I see in the book they recommend changing all of the bed chain u bolts every year😳. Have you done that?
Haven't changed them every year, but it's onto the third set of them now.

The chain links and u bolts wear and stretch eventually. There is one section of floor chain that's 13 links opposed to the others that have 11. Once the floor chain tensioners are fully wound back, you can remove two out of of the 13 links section to extend the"life".

However once the tensioners are fully adjusted with the two links removed, it's time for new chain sections and U bolts.

Mine has been only been blowing straw the past winter and half, after buying a bale unwinder for the haylage. Chains need checking every month or so now, instead of weekly when it was blowing haylage and silage.
 

beltbreaker

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Location
Ross-shire
I must be a right rough b'stard (as I haven't read the book since 2012/3) reckon I took 6 possibly 8 links out of the chain and changed the original u bolts once, that was with the original type chains and slats. Put the new chains and slats in last year but had to cut under the floor with a plasma to get them to fit.

Must be a problem with parts as have been waiting a fortnight for a Waltersheid PTO slip clutch, its costing me a fortune and if it doesnt come quick I will have to buy hay racks for the sheep to feed silage. That or buy a Teagle 8100 or new KV!!
 

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