The little pivot blocks welded on top of the bale damper and kick bar frames could have been done a bit better, an possibly plated up either side easily if they had theft the hangers a little wider but it is what it is. In fairness they do take a lot of going. I bolts I’m fairly certain had been welded up on that one too if I’m not mistaken now that you mention them.Dont worry, its cracked too..., altho it was badly done imo, its a weak point in them, the tipping frame that is, they cut the gusset under it short imo unless im missing something, it was stopped at a stress point, that's welded up but roughly tbh altho its grand, ill pull it all off in the winter and make a job of it.
The plate on the tipping frame that the turntable bolts to cracked last year so i got 16mm plate and cut the old one out n welded a it in, its not going anywhere now.
Had the dispenser U bolt crack on the last one and I converted it from a 2 U bolt design to a 3 bolt version, that cut that out.
This one has 3 of them.
I'd of moved this one on but a new one is sharp money for what it is and there isnt a pile to go wrong with this one now so it can stay for another while.
Love the concept of the Kuhn HD one but its far too wide, too low as well but I'd get over that.
Don't know enough really be be making big comments about them but bought one last year on advice of a contractor and a parts man I'm friendly with.Never really liked them, there would of been issues with the dispenser on them originally but that's a long time ago now.
They look lighter tbh.
Did you go genuine on the fingers because I bought spurious one time and my heart was broken and so was the end of the knife. I think @no name had the same problem. My spurious were red ones.
A set of those red ones came in a box when I bought the combine. Absolutely useless. It wouldn't cut standing barley. The wore out ones were better. Schumacher fingers and sections and nothing else regardless of price now. Pretty sure @KTM 450 that they're Schumacher too even if branded jd.
It’s been done here Ther was a lad in the early eighties here that was famous for all sorts of things like that, one of his best I seen was a davy brown drawing silage with the front axle cogged with a couple of timber wedges & her on 3 wheels.....haven't sunk that far, yet.
Ye are spot on there lads, fingers are indeed Schumacher, don’t think sections are. No stamp and box says made in Austria.A set of those red ones came in a box when I bought the combine. Absolutely useless. It wouldn't cut standing barley. The wore out ones were better. Schumacher fingers and sections and nothing else regardless of price now. Pretty sure @KTM 450 that they're Schumacher too even if branded jd.
The fingers are the most important anyway. You'd be far better with new Schumacher fingers and desperate bad sections than new sections and even middling fingers.Ye are spot on there lads, fingers are indeed Schumacher, don’t think sections are. No stamp and box says made in Austria.
Nylon chain guide blocks, anyone that sells welger balers would have themAnyone know what those often round, sometimes oval, plastic pieces that are used to take the slop out of the slack side of a chain (roller chain, as in chain and sprocket) are called? or where to get them?