mf and greenland balers

Henarar

Member
Livestock Farmer
We had an 828, wouldn't want another one, couldn't keep bearings in the thing, once had the mechanic out three times in one day putting bearings in it, couldn't even think of running it out of warranty.
that said the way the baler worked was ok and it was quite fast in hay/straw for the time, it just wasn't strong enough
 

Dave W

Member
Location
chesterfield
That's a pair of tidy machines. Are they yours @spin cycle ?
We've still got dads old mf 828. Been a bloody good baler in it's day. With a bit of care it would baler anything.
Greenland made the original. The basics of the machine can be seen right through to the rv1601. Only really the pick up and control box that's changed

Don't think mf have ever made a baler off their own back.
The previous generation were farmhand.
 

spin cycle

Member
Location
north norfolk
How many bales do you want to make ,spin 🤔🤔
@spin cycle, just my thoughts but why look at these heath Robinson balers for similar money you'll got a tidy new Holland BR and it'll do everything you want it to and probably see you out👍
not the amount of bales just the timing.....farmer i buy straw from wants me in field virtually behind him.....plenty lads with balers about but not available when you want them for relatively small amounts

missed out on a krone comprima that was a bargain 😭 .........not had any experience of nh....so thanks for the rec @robbie:)
 

spin cycle

Member
Location
north norfolk
That's a pair of tidy machines. Are they yours @spin cycle ?
We've still got dads old mf 828. Been a bloody good baler in it's day. With a bit of care it would baler anything.
Greenland made the original. The basics of the machine can be seen right through to the rv1601. Only really the pick up and control box that's changed

Don't think mf have ever made a baler off their own back.
The previous generation were farmhand.
no not mine......i'm normally a balers last working home😁......had a welgar rp150 for 12 years :love:....nearly burnt it 2019...big bearing went....fecked😭.....have a vermeer 504 bought for pennies in 2012....written it off + repaired it once but it's shite TBH......keep as a spare

don't seem able to pick up round balers cheap like you used to:scratchhead:
 
no not mine......i'm normally a balers last working home😁......had a welgar rp150 for 12 years :love:....nearly burnt it 2019...big bearing went....fecked😭.....have a vermeer 504 bought for pennies in 2012....written it off + repaired it once but it's shite TBH......keep as a spare

don't seem able to pick up round balers cheap like you used to:scratchhead:
Why dont you fix the welger?
 

spin cycle

Member
Location
north norfolk
Why dont you fix the welger?
one of those concentric type bearings on main drive....apparently they're pansies.....tried to find out about it......once ppl started mentioning scaffold poles i lost interest....plus still putting my cs back together :banghead:

i do love my rp150 though....happy days baling with her:love:.....apart from when she caught fire.....that was a bit hairy😁
 
one of those concentric type bearings on main drive....apparently they're pansies.....tried to find out about it......once ppl started mentioning scaffold poles i lost interest....plus still putting my cs back together :banghead:

i do love my rp150 though....happy days baling with her:love:.....apart from when she caught fire.....that was a bit hairy😁
It would only be the collar on it. Have you not tried yet? Undo the grub screws of which there will probably 2 and knock it round with a punch. Having said that I might be totally wrong! Hope the CS is going ok.
 
As said usually those concentric bearings are relatively easy to change as they're not right a tight fit on the shaft like some other bearings.
Two grub screws and knock the shite out of the collar with a taper punch and it'll come loose the plenty of p!ss in the shaft, perhaps a rub over with emery cloth and hay presto bobs your uncle it'll come off.
You've just given yourself a job @robbie .....
 

robbie

Member
BASIS
Easy peasy, I haven't got a project in the go at the minute.
I've made a flexi coil, done the cam belt on my disco 4 last weekend, I have got the steel to make a bag lifter but I bit of baler fettling is always enjoyable👍😁👌
Saying that I'll probably now go and have a tractor sh!t itself and end up with a project of rebuilding an SLE box😯
 

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