I picked it up at a auction about eight years ago. Payed $1600 for it. Had to drive it a little over 40 miles to get it home. I would like to get her painted up one of these days. Thing is, you see the garage behind the baler. That's all I've got to work in. Although the baler fit's in there. It's in there right now. So ain't three tractors, about half dozen engines, all kinds of tractor parts, an on, an on, an on.
I've only baled with it once. Baled almost 1000 bales with it one weekend. It worked great. Alot of people ask me how bad the dust was. I've baled a lot of hay/straw over the years, with a tractor. I can't say the dust was any worse on the baler, than on the tractor. Although the seat get's a little warm (engine is under the seat). Told the Ol'lady that would be great for baling in the winter.
I wonder how it would compare to, I think a NH 1300 or 1600?? A pull behind PTO driven bailer. The farm I used to work on had one of them. Used the 4020 JD to run it. The wagons would hold about 220 bales tossed in from the kicker.
They baled 20 acres in one day. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. I imagine that one pulls the wagon, but do you catch the bales and stack them on the wagon? Or does it toss them onto the wagon?
i'm not so sure. the foarm i work on had a Ford 8830 tractor it it was a gutless wonder. it could barely run a hesston 4900 baler, and we had to work on it more than the baler. it got traded off this last winter of a JD 4755 and it runs great
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