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  • 4wd's Avatar
    Today, 11:15 AM
    4wd replied to a thread HayBob in Machinery
    Everything about the 300 is beefed up a bit especially that problem headstock cracking area and the wheels/tyres. For a smaller area the smaller...
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  • zaza's Avatar
    Today, 09:11 AM
    zaza replied to a thread HayBob in Machinery
    Completely agree. We fitted all our Haybobs with tyres as in the link and yes, I think they were 8 ply. Of course tyres get tired (sorry !!! :D:D:D)...
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  • Gee's Avatar
    Today, 09:02 AM
    Gee replied to a thread HayBob in Machinery
    Found some ....pretty sure they were 8 ply tyres that size similar pattern to the ones in the picture.....keep them inflated pretty hard....they got...
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  • zaza's Avatar
    Today, 07:31 AM
    zaza replied to a thread HayBob in Machinery
    Yes, we always used the rope technique to catch any broken tines. Like this one : ...
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  • Paw's Avatar
    Today, 07:06 AM
    Paw replied to a thread HayBob in Machinery
    Judging by the string round the tines, it looks like all the return springs need replacing too. Another note, all the ones I've ever seen working...
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  • zaza's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:19 PM
    zaza replied to a thread HayBob in Machinery
    Yes. Have a look at this machine. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PZ-200-Haybob/392823140297?hash=item5b76156fc9:g:OF0AAOSwKJpe1i2R The left hand n/s...
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  • Kevee's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:10 PM
    Kevee replied to a thread HayBob in Machinery
    Thanks, I imagine the tyres have signs of wear in terms of ageing rather then distance travelled and no tread left.
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  • zaza's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:58 PM
    zaza replied to a thread HayBob in Machinery
    That is all very true and helpful advice. Also check if the crop divider is there. It works without it but better with it.The free up and down...
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  • Kevee's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:30 AM
    Kevee replied to a thread HayBob in Machinery
    Thanks for the tips.
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  • Kevee's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:28 AM
    Kevee replied to a thread HayBob in Machinery
    Thanks as I suspected a lot of the machinery in the lower price bracket is seeing rust so checking movement of tines etc. would be ideal. I will...
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  • Kevee's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:26 AM
    Kevee replied to a thread HayBob in Machinery
    It is a very small set-up I have. I was going to only be covering a few acres so while a baler would be nice I think it is quite an expense. To begin...
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  • john maddock's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:15 AM
    Good question Footsfitter, the answer to which is: horses for courses! Moving 3000+ cubic metres of soil for a new dam(n) (!) wall was likely to be...
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  • Gee's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:06 AM
    Gee replied to a thread HayBob in Machinery
    Most important to check on the Haybob.....that the shafts for the wheels slide up and down freely, if it has been in the nettles they won’t. Vital...
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  • zaza's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:22 AM
    zaza replied to a thread HayBob in Machinery
    The way to make sure that the grass is moved properly is when you go through it first time with the Haybob after mowing make sure that you drive so...
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  • Footsfitter's Avatar
    02-06-20, 11:02 PM
    Dunno what you bought that 360 machine for, you seem to be playing with old faithful most of the time !! :D
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  • Footsfitter's Avatar
    02-06-20, 10:58 PM
    All we really have is - http://farmingforum.co.uk/forums/forumdisplay.php?9-Classified-Sales It also has a subsection for wanted stuff
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  • john maddock's Avatar
    02-06-20, 09:46 PM
    john maddock replied to a thread HayBob in Machinery
    Forgot to say, the early models tended to crack where the top link mast joined the cross tube on which the rotors are mounted. Check. JV
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  • john maddock's Avatar
    02-06-20, 09:10 PM
    john maddock replied to a thread HayBob in Machinery
    I agree with zaza about the condition of the machine being important. If it has tynes which can be adjusted for tedding or rowing, check that all can...
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  • zaza's Avatar
    02-06-20, 05:26 PM
    zaza replied to a thread HayBob in Machinery
    Firstly it all depends on how much haymaking you are planning to do. I used to bale for 4-5 customers who used to make between 50-70 acres each and...
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  • Kevee's Avatar
    02-06-20, 01:15 PM
    Kevee started a thread HayBob in Machinery
    Hi All, Looking at getting my first hay making machinery for my smallholding. I have seen a few second hand PZ Haybobs for sale and was thinking...
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  • john maddock's Avatar
    02-06-20, 12:58 PM
    john maddock replied to a thread mf4345 in Machinery
    Looked up Tractor Data http://www.tractordata.com/farm-tractors/003/3/8/3389-massey-ferguson-4345-transmission.html and it says there are 4...
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  • john maddock's Avatar
    02-06-20, 12:55 PM
    john maddock replied to a thread mf4345 in Machinery
    Looked up Tractor Data http://www.tractordata.com/farm-tractors/003/3/8/3389-massey-ferguson-4345-transmission.html and it says the gearbox is...
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  • john maddock's Avatar
    02-06-20, 11:47 AM
    john maddock replied to a thread mf4345 in Machinery
    As I understand, the 4345 followed the 4245, so there presumably is a similarity to my 4225 which has everything on one lever, except for...
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  • T P's Avatar
    01-06-20, 11:26 PM
    T P replied to a thread mf4345 in Machinery
    There's a model of massey that has a single gear lever for the gears and ranges,some wee cheap pin or spring breaks in them I think for the range...
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  • john maddock's Avatar
    01-06-20, 11:00 AM
    Oh dear! The venerable MF168 is having a hissy fit. Today, it would barely lift an empty bucket on the 3-point linkage - but there is some...
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  • ReidyNZ's Avatar
    01-06-20, 10:58 AM
    I'd looking at transmission breather first 🤔
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  • numpty's Avatar
    31-05-20, 12:07 AM
    Are there forum sections for jobs and sales? Thank you.
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