Trailed silage harvester outfit

MeathMassey3

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I’d put the 8400 on it, love those tractors, just make sure the 1000 pto is able to run at 1070 rpm as thats where the JF needs to be, some of the big american tractors will limit revs as so that the PTO will not do anymore than 1000rpm. You want plenty of torque with the 5 blade drum and there is no replacement for displacement.

but in truth, any of those tractors will be fine, the setup of the harvester will make up for power, blades need to be set tight to the shearbar (<2mm) if they are any further back than that, you are just dogging the harvester. You’ll burn more diesel, make more noise and reduce your blow.
I'd say it should, used to be used for rotavating and peeping spud beds, mainly ploughing now, was on the farmers journal last year ploughing with the 939, it's on the new low loader at the minute.

Might go down this evening or tommorow if yourmans not busy and go over the belts and chains and check the shear bar for wear and set it, aren't they double sided on the jfs, I know the blades are notoriously blunt on it so may sharpen them, is there a stone on it or do you have to do them all one by one. That certainly could be the problem.
 

Ó hÉidin

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I'd say it should, used to be used for rotavating and peeping spud beds, mainly ploughing now, was on the farmers journal last year ploughing with the 939, it's on the new low loader at the minute.

Might go down this evening or tommorow if yourmans not busy and go over the belts and chains and check the shear bar for wear and set it, aren't they double sided on the jfs, I know the blades are notoriously blunt on it so may sharpen them, is there a stone on it or do you have to do them all one by one. That certainly could be the problem.
Bring plenty of WD40 if the shearbar hasn’t been reversed in a few years. The bolts will be bound.

if the profile is gone off the blade sharpening them is a waste of time. Just replace them
 

kverneland es 80

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the boys from tullamore could have updated the drum and feed rollers to 1360 spec .be worth checking out as that 1100 could handle 300 hp if it has
 

4255

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Seen a black coloured mf with a jf 1060 turning into a field , oldcastle side of mountnugent.@meathmassey3 might know of.wasnt close enough to see model no but she was a big girl.looked well in black , also fleet of mfs and redrocks
Ronan Smith, it's a 1060 on its second season
 

MeathMassey3

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Ah Jesus.
How would anyone put away a machine like that ? Even to have sprayed an oil/diesel mix on it , even of they hadn't cleaned it , Would help.
Thats the kind of buissnes that goes on here. Been lying up 3 years now. Stuck here now trying to sort out a pedal that's sticking on the manitou. Anyone got any ideas on the manitou?20210528_190100.jpg
 

c4l

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Spotted this working this morning, both fresh looking. Not sure models of fiat or mengele as i was in a hurry. Not far from @c4l ,he might shed some light.
Wouldn't know the lads but dad has an idea. Where Kramer's court is and you get to the top of a cross roads and take the right where that road will take you down to the bridge for kinsale. They have ground down there. Dad was saying they bought grass years ago (if it's the same lads) from next door to us when the 1st owner was still in there. Where was that photo taken?
 

Deerehunter

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Wouldn't know the lads but dad has an idea. Where Kramer's court is and you get to the top of a cross roads and take the right where that road will take you down to the bridge for kinsale. They have ground down there. Dad was saying they bought grass years ago (if it's the same lads) from next door to us when the 1st owner was still in there. Where was that photo taken?
Up beside irish waste water, you can see it in background, go out of your yard turn right, take next right then left. Straight through crossroads then keep left, past church keep left again then after passing irish waste water field is on right!!!!:cool:
Theres a couple lads with fiats up that way but not sure they having 6 cylinder 2wd. Jw has f140 and f110 and mengele but might need a bit workplus he no longer keeps cattle. Other lad has a few fiats but his main workhorse is now a landini.
Is that farm still for sale beside you or have you raided the piggy bank?
 

c4l

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Up beside irish waste water, you can see it in background, go out of your yard turn right, take next right then left. Straight through crossroads then keep left, past church keep left again then after passing irish waste water field is on right!!!!:cool:
Theres a couple lads with fiats up that way but not sure they having 6 cylinder 2wd. Jw has f140 and f110 and mengele but might need a bit workplus he no longer keeps cattle. Other lad has a few fiats but his main workhorse is now a landini.
Is that farm still for sale beside you or have you raided the piggy bank?
Still for sale. Have heard rumours but that's been going on for a couple years. ATM he selling grass
 

Antares 130

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That just looks like hardship... seeing the long stringy grass coming out of the trailer is giving me nightmares of trying to grape the stuff to cattle as a child..

Although dad would still maintain to this day the best (in terms of palatability for the cattle) silage he ever made was with a single chop.
 

Peter

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I was drawing from this outfit the past couple of days. Its a good while since I last drew away from a trailed harvester so I sort of had lot of the does and donts forgotten. We were mowing and picking the headlands first and then finishing the rest of the field then. I found that you would be working very hard to get through work compared to the wagon and how important it is to have the mowing done as accurate as possible.
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Deerehunter

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I was drawing from this outfit the past couple of days. Its a good while since I last drew away from a trailed harvester so I sort of had lot of the does and donts forgotten. We were mowing and picking the headlands first and then finishing the rest of the field then. I found that you would be working very hard to get through work compared to the wagon and how important it is to have the mowing done as accurate as possible.
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a proper looking outfit!!!
 
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