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  1. #1
    Lofty
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    Ground Rolled Baler

    I've been digging through some old collage notes this afternoon and came across some info on an interesting baler. Never seen anything like this before. Obviously wasn't awake in the lecture when I was supposed to be learning about it.
    Anyone know anything about such a machine?


    Lofty

  2. #2
    Agrimix
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    Re: Ground Rolled Baler

    its a weird looking contraption,
    how do you tie the bale once its made?
    wouldnt fancy working one thats for sure

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    Tha Ulsterscot
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    Don't think there's much fear of them making a comeback,

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    davidroberts30
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    chain harrows will do the same job

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    mf165
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    cant imagine them being the densest of bales :lolk:

    james

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    Ford4000
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    Re: Ground Rolled Baler

    Quote Originally Posted by Tha Ulsterscot View Post
    Don't think there's much fear of them making a comeback,
    as much chance of making a comeback as the bale wrapper Father went to see demonstrated over 20 years ago, where one person walked around the bale with the plastic while someone else rolled it along the ground.

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    Red Fred
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ford4000 View Post
    as much chance of making a comeback as the bale wrapper Father went to see demonstrated over 20 years ago, where one person walked around the bale with the plastic while someone else rolled it along the ground.
    We've still got a Wilder roll-along wrapper in the shed although the plastic roll goes round hydraulically and you just reverse the bale along the ground. On flat soft ground, it works fairly well, with over 100bales baled and wrapped on a good day on your own. It worked on the 30hp IH250 on tick over and never wore out a clutch over 10-15000 bales. I reckon that it would be quite effective mounted on the front of a skidsteer.

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    massey765
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    could see it working well in this years shitty weather

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    muck spreader
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    Just love to see what sort of bale it made. I bet it's a real hairy mary

  10. #10
    Lofty
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    I was hoping someone might know who made them or ever used one, better still got some pictures of one. Something i've never seen before.
    Lofty

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    wavey dave
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    Do we have a rough idea of a year.
    you lot may jest but someone was definitely on the right lines.

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    Red Fred
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    In the photo, does it say "HAWK" on the side, or am I imagining it?
    Added: here we are, Hawk-bilt,1970
    http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m.../ai_n29157238/

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    Red Fred
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    Just to add here's a report on a similar machine made by Lundells, and it don't make for very good reading!
    http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/eng3050/$FILE/100.pdf

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    applesquasher
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    I bet the pto shaft on my wuffler can make one bigger and quicker. :lolk:

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    John Maddock
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    Re: Ground Rolled Baler

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Fred View Post
    In the photo, does it say "HAWK" on the side, or am I imagining it?
    Added: here we are, Hawk-bilt,1970
    http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m.../ai_n29157238/
    I had remembered there was an Aus connection & was about to report the Econ Fodder Roller when I read the news story link above.

    As I remember, the Econ was invented in South Australia which has a Mediterranean climate, thus usually dry conditions for hay making thus dry soil to roll on. The linked article says it was patented by P.J. Avery in 1983. Must be a misprint. I'm sure the Econ was around a long time before that, thus negating any patent in 1983.

    JV

  16. #16
    Lofty
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    Re: Ground Rolled Baler

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Fred View Post
    In the photo, does it say "HAWK" on the side, or am I imagining it?
    Added: here we are, Hawk-bilt,1970
    http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m.../ai_n29157238/
    A bit more here about the Hawk-built baler

    Very interesting. Thanks for the info.

    Lofty

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    JD_Kid
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    Re: Ground Rolled Baler

    the bale on the top left hand corner of page 108 is not too rough and in the fine print it's saying the hawk could make bales up to 1500 Lb

    and once you got into a pattern it may not have been that slow if you think back to the single twine balers of the time they were not that quick

    intresting question how fast are belts / rollers going in a baler in KPH

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    joe soapy
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    that would probably work well for rolling up gorse and brush, and a lot cheaper than the baler used for that now

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