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Finn farmer

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Apart from a wrapper which origional McHale machine is classed as whipped cream?
Don't know what you're getting at? Copying Welger baler and doing it better? Welger has been sh!t for almost 20 years now. Fusion baler is something that has changed the game and forced others to try harder.
 

daveydiesel1

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Co antrim
Nearly all the balers round here are mchale and every1 thinks they are the bees knees but any time i seen 1 goin the intake always seems to be the drawback with grass jamming in front of the augers and thers a dead spot between the pick up tines and the rotor. A wee vicon would beat the mchale as far as the intake goes
 
Nearly all the balers round here are mchale and every1 thinks they are the bees knees but any time i seen 1 goin the intake always seems to be the drawback with grass jamming in front of the augers and thers a dead spot between the pick up tines and the rotor. A wee vicon would beat the mchale as far as the intake goes
Funny you say that.
I've had demos of a couple of McHale balers and I've ended up buying a Welgar, intake was definately poorer and it was easier to block, once was behind a 30ft combine in straw and the other time was in silage.

Which was noticeable when I switched between balers a couple of times.
Not a bad baler but that part annoyed me.
So not all better IMO.
 

James

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Location
Comber, Down
Nearly all the balers round here are mchale and every1 thinks they are the bees knees but any time i seen 1 goin the intake always seems to be the drawback with grass jamming in front of the augers and thers a dead spot between the pick up tines and the rotor. A wee vicon would beat the mchale as far as the intake goes

They have improved the intake capability on the newer ones
 

Finn farmer

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Nearly all the balers round here are mchale and every1 thinks they are the bees knees but any time i seen 1 goin the intake always seems to be the drawback with grass jamming in front of the augers and thers a dead spot between the pick up tines and the rotor. A wee vicon would beat the mchale as far as the intake goes
Yes the pickup is "bad" on older models, but when we talk about output of combi balers McHale takes the cake despite the poorish pickup. And reliability is second to none.
 

Dalos

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Shropshire
I’m looking about for a new/tidy used moco seeing that my contractor is giving up. Would really like a trailed mower like our old Kuhn 250g 10 years ago! Any body out there had any experience with a krone 2800 trailed or a jd 1355. Gone off the idea of a mounted mower after my mate snapped the linkage arms and cross shaft with a Mchale and I think a trailed cuts far better
Thanks
1365 with spread kit here for sale , just finished using it for the year and ordering new mowers for next season , message me if you are interested
 

Joshherbert

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Livestock Farmer
Taarup's 4032 was the best mower of the era. Where I was working back then changed a grossly overrated JD 1365 for a Taarup 4032 and mowing went from being torture to being a pleasure. Shame the current Kverneland mowers aren't half as good as the 3000 and 4000 series.
As a previous owner of a 4032 how did you adjust your springs to get the correct gap between the springs and the cover? One half of my 4032 sits off the ground when mowing. I’ve tried adjusting the spring on that side to make the gap under the spring larger but then as soon as that side of the lower lifts over a bump on the ground it doesn’t drop back down to the ground. Just stud off the ground with the gap under the spring being 0mm. Any advice??
thanks
 

Joshherbert

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Livestock Farmer
They should be balanced on weight as opposed to spring length, the drive side is heavier than the other side, so it needs to tighter to give equal float one both sides.
The drive side does site at its correct length and does float. The problem is with the non drive side. It almost doesn’t seem heavy enough to float. The spring always pulls the bed back up to its max position. This mower was unused for a couple of years and sat in the shed. Could there be any other reason that the non drive side doesn’t float? Cheers
 

wdah/him

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Location
tyrone
are you sure float is the problem, i have a 337 here which is the older version and the non drive side had a slide to allow the bed an amount of movement, it had worn and got too laong and meant the bed didnt tilt forward right at that side.
 

Joshherbert

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Livestock Farmer
are you sure float is the problem, i have a 337 here which is the older version and the non drive side had a slide to allow the bed an amount of movement, it had worn and got too laong and meant the bed didnt tilt forward right at that side.
Yea the bed sits at the correct angle when mowing. It’s just held off the ground by the spring. The whole mower doesn’t sit parallel to the ground if that makes sense. The gap between the mower and the spring on the drive side is the correct 150mm. But on the non drive side the gap is 0mm. As in the bed isn’t actually hanging or floating below the spring on the non drive side. I’ll attract an image of the operators manual for the distances I’m referring too
 

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The drive side does site at its correct length and does float. The problem is with the non drive side. It almost doesn’t seem heavy enough to float. The spring always pulls the bed back up to its max position. This mower was unused for a couple of years and sat in the shed. Could there be any other reason that the non drive side doesn’t float? Cheers
Is the drive side spring stretched?
Have you tried slackening the non drive side?
 

Joshherbert

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Livestock Farmer
Is the drive side spring stretched?
Have you tried slackening the non drive side?
The drive side spring definitely isnt stretched. It functions perfectly. Unsure about the non drive side however, I would have to have a closer inspection. How do you mean slackening? Also is there a stop or something to stop you from unwinding the spring far enough for it to pull apart?
 
Taarup's 4032 was the best mower of the era. Where I was working back then changed a grossly overrated JD 1365 for a Taarup 4032 and mowing went from being torture to being a pleasure. Shame the current Kverneland mowers aren't half as good as the 3000 and 4000 series.
4032 here for 18 yrs ,absolulely brilliant. Bought replacement model 4332 with supposedly better suspension and it just makes a balls where ever it cuts.got aJD 1365 and its better than the newer KV but not a patch on the 4032 !!
 

Joshherbert

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Livestock Farmer
Here’s a picture of the spring. The deck of off the ground. The mower is on blocks under the wheel pivots.
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35% of English and Welsh farmers possibly/probably depressed

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) has today, Thursday, October 14, published the findings of The Big Farming Survey, which shows 35% of English and Welsh farmers are either possibly or probably depressed.

The survey, based on over 15,000 responses, concentrates on the health and well-being of the farming community in England and Wales in the 2020s.

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) is a national charity that provides support to the farming community across England and Wales.

Mental health​


Mental well-being, the survey notes, describes our ability to cope with the ‘ups and downs’ of everyday life.

According to the survey, 14% of the farming community is ‘possibly depressed’ while...
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