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IH 47 square baler

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04-08-2013 13:05:14

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I bought a 47 wire tie baler over the weekend. Brought it home and greased it up. After flipping through the manual a little bit I realized that it was a 46 owners manual - I ordered a 47. I ran 6 bales through it and everything seemed to work fine. Other than grease it again the only other thing I plan on doing is making sure the gear box is full and sharpening the blade on the plunger. The guy included 4 new rolls of baling wire - about $70 each.

Anything else I should check?

The boxes of baling wire appear to be oil soaked - the wire is good and he admits its over 3 years old. Should I spray WD40 on it to keep it from rusting?

Will the oil or rust cause an issue?

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04-08-2013 18:02:22

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 Re: IH 47 square baler in reply to DaninKansas, 04-08-2013 13:05:14  
Forget the WD40,its worthless.Since the boxes are oily,just set them inside,they will be just fine.Pour a half quart oil on each roll as you install it in yuor baler.What I do is to open the top of the box.Pour some on the top and some inside.I like to reoil before each cutting.Oil wont hurt a thing,in fact it will make everything work better and last longer.Rust,on the other hand,is never a good thing.Steve

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John T

04-08-2013 15:04:19

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 Re: IH 47 square baler in reply to DaninKansas, 04-08-2013 13:05:14  
This doesnt answer your question but I recall buying a used 45 string tie once and my neighbor goes buy seeing me having to tie one side buy hand cuz the baler missed so I ask him how to fix it to which he laughed and replied THOSE WOULDNT EVEN TIE RIGHT WHEN THEY WERE NEW LOL

That was my last IHC baler, I used New Holland and Deere 14's and 24's after that...

John T

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Dave in NY

04-08-2013 17:23:18

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 Re: IH 47 square baler in reply to John T, 04-08-2013 15:04:19  
I used to ride the left hand twine box on Dads 45 while he bailed and tie a quick square knot on the one that missed.Got tossed off a few times when the left wheel would find a woodchuck hole.Run back up to the bailer and hop back on,Dad didn't even have to stop.Gear box finally got bad and Dad found a decent little pto driven Ford that only missed a knot once in a while instead of about every other one.

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04-08-2013 16:39:55

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 Re: IH 47 square baler in reply to John T, 04-08-2013 15:04:19  
yes, I will second everything you said. pretty much had to walk beside and retie the bales. the most useless baler. went to jd 24t after and didn't look back.

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04-08-2013 15:21:31

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 Re: IH 47 square baler in reply to John T, 04-08-2013 15:04:19  
The 45 my neighbor had was like that. May as well have mounted a seat on one side to tie the missed bales in comfort. My twine tie 47 on the other hand baled just over 1000 bales last year and missed one bale when the twine switched from one ball to the other. This was heavy second cut and I was hurrying to beat the rain, so I wasn't exactly baby-ing the darn thing!! 3rd gear 3/4 throttle with my H!! Haha. I guess with IH balers, you either love em or hate em. Kippster

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04-08-2013 13:56:58

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 Re: IH 47 square baler in reply to DaninKansas, 04-08-2013 13:05:14  
IH came out with the 37 & 47 Twine or Wire, 46 Wire should be identical, wasn't much difference other than decals.

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04-08-2013 14:11:08

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 Re: IH 47 square baler in reply to RPM1941, 04-08-2013 13:56:58  
A lot of the grease points are different. I learned that looking for them using the 46 book. The drive for the pickup is different too. The bale shute and the knotters are near identical though.

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04-08-2013 20:37:41

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 Re: IH 47 square baler in reply to dhermesc, 04-08-2013 14:11:08  
I used a New Holland and it did just fine as long as it wasn't fed too fast and the windrow was uniform. We did most of our baling in first gear (a 6 speed) at 640 rpm's. A gear faster and miss-ties would be a big problem but our hay was usually very heavy. We only threw one swipe with the side delivery rake. As far as the knotters I would say the first were invented for the reaper/binders. The ones used on twine bailers were almost identical.

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