It's ok rep telling you that but if you get them much over 600rpm you got baler telling you rpm is to highDon't have a mchale but any roller baler would be the same. Slow down and rev up to give the stuff more time to roll up instead of compressing. Mchale rep told me they do a lot better job running at over 600rpm
He was criticizing Claas for running faster than a mchale, saying how much quicker they wear the chains etc,and how much power they need to drive them,then said" of course the mchale makes a lot better bales if you run it over 600rpm",which wiped out his argument.It's ok rep telling you that but if you get them much over 600rpm you got baler telling you rpm is to high
Yep, same with most round balers. Keeping the material in the chamber a bit longer usually helps if teh swath is less than ideal.Flatter and wider row. Plus drop the forward speed way down and keep the pto speed up.
The row is critical for this type of grass,i baled some yesterday but it was raked with a big Claas 2900 making wide flat rows and the bales came out perfect.The drier it is the better.Aye the rows are about as good as I can get there lumpy from the tedder and it seems to feed in lumpy as it sits on the pick up and puts lumps through rather than a smooth even flow
Did some third cut here and was so concerned about packing the edges,the middle was low. I need a decent rakeAs above, you don't want the row going down the middle of the pickup unless it's as wide as the pickup. Putting some knives in helps quite a lot.
But "the weave" gets alot more important in this type of crop, or the bales end up looking like cogs
If they're your own bales,stack them behind the shed out of sight. They'll feed the same. Contractor did some for me with a fusion like footballs. Could hardly keep them on the trailer,but they kept fineIt's almost impossible sometimes @Pistonbroke. The ones with a hollow in the middle of the bale are by far the most likely to get mouldy, we found, just that air-gap where the film is off the net.
We tried all sorts of rake setting shenanigans, worst is when it's a very light crop and you get two little parallel rows with a gap in the middle
or tedded stuff that got wet, and the lumps sit in the corners of the pickup and wait, then a whole lump goes in at once and sets the clutch off....
The only really effective way around it is to just practice the weave, get that front wheel right out onto the windrow and then the other one, and finish off in a lower cog.
All this talk about ugly bales is making me perspire