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Inline balers vs NH 5070 vs JD 348

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:01 am
by Richnm
Anyone have any experience with small square inline balers? Massey, Heston? I use NH 5070s now. They are fast but if I go to fast bales come out to long or banana shaped. All I want a 65 pound square uniform bales. JD seems to make the best bale , but the auger seems to get get clogged more often.

Re: Inline balers vs NH 5070 vs JD 348

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:47 am
by WinterSpringsFarm
Have a little experience with a Heston. Its a nice machine, but still prefer my NH 327. Have you tried adjusting your bale length?

Re: Inline balers vs NH 5070 vs JD 348

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:49 pm
by snoopdog
I don't have any experience with those, but at 75 strokes a minute, my antique IH 430 makes a perfect bale EVERY time. If you know you're going too fast, why do you do it?

Re: Inline balers vs NH 5070 vs JD 348

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:41 pm
by Richnm
700 acres of little bales 4 times a year. We have to move. The NH are fast even at slower speeds I think a JD baler makes a more uniform bale but gets clogged to easy.

Re: Inline balers vs NH 5070 vs JD 348

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:38 am
by Beefeater
If I had that volume here we’d have every haying equipment dealer in a multi county area lined up trying to have us try the newest machinery they have to offer.

Re: Inline balers vs NH 5070 vs JD 348

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:56 pm
by Richnm
We’re using 5070s now. The local MF dealer trying to sell me 1840s swears they are quicker and make a better bale.

Re: Inline balers vs NH 5070 vs JD 348

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:14 pm
by chevytaHOE5674
The inlines can be more forgiving in making a nice bale since the hay doesnt have an opportunity to get fed heavy to the far side like side pull baler does in heavy hay with a high ground speed. In my limited experience with an inline it was very hard to make anything but a consistent uniform bale.

If I ever go back to small squares it will be an inline or nothing.

Re: Inline balers vs NH 5070 vs JD 348

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:07 pm
by Beefeater
Guess you need to invite your MF dealer out and tell them to bring a baler with.