New Holland 65 baler wanted.

Rotindle

Member
We are looking for a NH 65 baler in good working condition. Any help in sourcing / locating one would be appreciated.
 

Rotindle

Member
No. We have a small amount of organic pasture that and a low horse power 1200kg tractor. We want to make small hay bales and restart what my father-in law did the with a machine of that era. The 65 is a lovely small machine that ticks a lot of boxes for us.
 

Rotindle

Member
Much appreciated. I think it’s a NH68? Looks a nice baler. I should have added that the land we have is steep(ish) and the 65’s light weight is one of its selling points. But thank you again for the trouble and will give this a bit more thought - it’s nice to see one actually working!
 

bobk

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Location
stafford
No. We have a small amount of organic pasture that and a low horse power 1200kg tractor. We want to make small hay bales and restart what my father-in law did the with a machine of that era. The 65 is a lovely small machine that ticks a lot of boxes for us.
You won't drive a baler with a compact tractor , certainly the baler will be the boss
 

Bald n Grumpy

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Livestock Farmer
Much appreciated. I think it’s a NH68? Looks a nice baler. I should have added that the land we have is steep(ish) and the 65’s light weight is one of its selling points. But thank you again for the trouble and will give this a bit more thought - it’s nice to see one actually working!
If you think a NH68 is a bit big for your steep(ish) land you should think about whether you should be baling it
As said a baler will boss a modern compact tractor as they don't have the weight or grunt of the same horsepower of 45/50 years ago
 

Rotindle

Member
I tend to agree with both of your posts about being bossed by the baler. Having looked at some of even the “ smaller” balers” which at just sub 3000lbs would make a trip downhill with a 1200 kg tractor interesting. I believe the 65 is 900lb lighter and the machine my father in law once used.
 

Rotindle

Member
an old david brown albion has a plunger which works sideways so no to and fro motion. the nh68 was a damn good baler in it's day if kinda slow.
Now I didn’t know that - thank you. Though I suspect this one might be equally difficult to track a survivor down.
 

db9go

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Location
Buckinghamshire
The New Holland 65 has a smaller bale chamber than the 68 and is completely different machine that is why they sold well over seas in the hilly areas
I have one in my collection If you look over in France you will find plenty
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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