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bigbull338

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well the baler blew a bearing and went up in flames.the goodthing is they was able to unhook the tractor and get it out of the way.sure is a crappy way to end the season.no 1 was hurt unhooking the baler.we know where theres 2 balers thats barely been used at all both 3yrs old and less than 1300 bales.both balers are new hollands.
 

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It always amazes me that more dont go up in flames... All that dry matter, and moving metal parts...like torch strikers..why I put a rear view mirror aimed straight to the rear....
 
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it was a shock esp since a bearing had been replaced 2 months ago.im hoping we can get a baler thats not so bad about blowing bearings.but thats not gonna happen.
 

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bigbull338":q1borccm said:
it was a jd 567 baler.nesi this is the 1st round baler weve ever had to burn up.
That sucks, the 567 is a great baler, and expensive
 

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Had a close call last year when a bale burned shortly after dumping it.

Never did figure out why.
 

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That's an awful thing to have happen, sorry for your luck. I carry an infra red thermometer and point it at all my bearings a couple of times a day. Just takes a couple of minutes, but if I see a bearing start to run a little warmer than normal I know well in advance that something needs to be done.
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Silver":15ak9i5w said:
That's an awful thing to have happen, sorry for your luck. I carry an infra red thermometer and point it at all my bearings a couple of times a day. Just takes a couple of minutes, but if I see a bearing start to run a little warmer than normal I know well in advance that something needs to be done.
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So what temperature is normal for a bearing to run ?
 

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pricefarm":1pzql6xk said:
Silver":1pzql6xk said:
That's an awful thing to have happen, sorry for your luck. I carry an infra red thermometer and point it at all my bearings a couple of times a day. Just takes a couple of minutes, but if I see a bearing start to run a little warmer than normal I know well in advance that something needs to be done.
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So what temperature is normal for a bearing to run ?

Don't know what normal is, first thing is if one is running hotter that others doing the same job it's a red flag. I just get a feel for what normal is on the particular machine and watch for changes.
 

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