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Massey Ferguson Model 12 Baler???

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Hayin' Fool

01-18-1999 23:17:50




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I found a MF model 12 square baler for $1000. The problem is I don't know a lot about balers and would like to know a few things. First I would like to know when these balers were made and secondly if they were any good. I own a Ford 3000 gas powered tractor and am looking to take care of 1000 to 1500 bales a year. Any help would be great.




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NewEQ

08-01-2002 06:23:14
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 Re: Massey Ferguson Model 12 Baler??? in reply to Hayin' Fool, 01-18-1999 23:17:50  
I've got a Massey Ferguson Model 12 baler for sale. It works, but would need a little tweeking because it will miss a knot on one side of the bale every so often. I used it for several years on my horse farm and I recently purchased a baler with a kicker on it (I'm getting too old to be the kicker!). I'm looking to get around $400. It's still in nice shape but the price is reasonable enough to purchase it for parts.

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Buck Williams

07-17-2002 07:15:03
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 Re: Massey Ferguson Model 12 Baler??? in reply to Hayin' Fool, 01-18-1999 23:17:50  
We have had this Baler for a while now and worked great till the chain snapped and now out of time . Love this one



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Dara Bourgeois

07-13-2002 10:53:03
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 Re: Massey Ferguson Model 12 Baler??? in reply to Hayin' Fool, 01-18-1999 23:17:50  
Hello,I have a #12 Massey Ferguson,it is in very good condition,I keep it inside in the winter months and inside when not in use in hay season.Could anyone help with any information about the knothers.The baler ties perfect every time on the right side,but misses alot on the left side.Any information anyone can give would be very happley taken. THANKS Dara



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Elmer

06-14-2002 11:08:33
64.12.101.153



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 Re: Massey Ferguson Model 12 Baler??? in reply to Hayin' Fool, 01-18-1999 23:17:50  
This not a follow up to the above question but a question. I just bought a Model 12 Baler and am trying to get the plunger out of the bale chamber to replace some ware plates. Anyone got any ideas. It keeps hanging up on me.



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w0jfv

10-11-2004 05:10:40
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 Re: Re: Massey Ferguson Model 12 Baler??? in reply to Elmer, 06-14-2002 11:08:33  
This problem usually caused by leaving bales in over winter which cause rails and shims to rust. A hydraulic ram (10 tons) positioned between the plunger and a piece of railroad track or heavy steel at the front of the box will move it out.



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MIKE

05-27-2002 17:40:33
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 Re: Massey Ferguson Model 12 Baler??? in reply to Hayin' Fool, 01-18-1999 23:17:50  
HEY GUYS I ALSO HAVE A 12 I NEED A REPARE BOOK. I HAVE TO RE PLACE THE PICK UP BUSHINGS. THE #*($^& DOES MISTIE SOMETIMES. IF YOU KNOW HOW OR KNOW OF A BOOK I CAN GET PLEASE HELP!!!!



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hay boy

04-03-2000 20:06:21
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 Re: Massey Ferguson Model 12 Baler??? in reply to Hayin' Fool, 01-18-1999 23:17:50  
Having put several thousand bales through aMF 12,I have learned that you must keep the knotter assembly extremely clean. Have you considered mounting a 12 volt rough duty fan to keep the chaff and fines out of this area? Have recently moved up to a MF 124, which is a newer version of the 12 and tends to make a tighter more uniform bale. Usually one can find the newer machine for prices comparable to what you paid for the 12. Good luck with your machine.

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hay boy

04-03-2000 20:04:49
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 Re: Massey Ferguson Model 12 Baler??? in reply to Hayin' Fool, 01-18-1999 23:17:50  
Having put several thousand bales through aMF 12,I have learned that you must keep the knotter assembly extremely clean. Have you considered mounting a 12 volt rough duty fan to keep the chaff and fines out of this area? Have recently moved up to a MF 124, which is a newer version of the 12 and tends to make a tighter more uniform bale. Usually one can find the newer machine for prices comparable to what you paid for the 12. Good luck with your machine.

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eak

02-02-1999 09:42:55




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 Re: Massey Ferguson Model 12 Baler??? in reply to Hayin' Fool, 01-18-1999 23:17:50  
MF knotters can be fussy, JD and NH are much better and can easily be fixed by just about any dealer. I am a NH fan although JD feeder system usually produces a more rectangular bale. If you dont care I'd look for a NH. Plently around sine everyone has gone to big square, round or baleage.



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Elmer

01-23-1999 20:47:13




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 Re: Massey Ferguson Model 12 Baler??? in reply to Hayin' Fool, 01-18-1999 23:17:50  
My father bought a 12MF in 1968, It was reliable the first 2 or 3 years. After that he had it at 4 different dealers to try and get the knotter working right. But nobody succeeded. It would tie 10 miss 1, tie 5 miss 6, tie 2 miss 1, and so on. Almost turned him into an axe murderer. Finally delt it in on a New Holland. Would spend 500 bucks on it every 5 years, and baled 5000 to 6000 bales ayear. JD's were good balers too. Later MF balers were just as good.

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Tom from Ontario

01-21-1999 18:39:12




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 Re: Massey Ferguson Model 12 Baler??? in reply to Hayin' Fool, 01-18-1999 23:17:50  
Well, I'm not going to call you Hayin' and I'm certainly not going to call you Fool. Twelves were good balers but for it's age, (late 60's into the middle seventies), it better be real good. The knotters in particular have to be clean and in relatively good shape because they had a lot of sealed bearings and bushings instead of grease fittings. They baled well but the bales were not as brick square as a JD baler. They were and are a lot better than a New Holland of a comparable age. Before the New Holland guys start screaming, I will say that a New Holland needs regular maintenance or the bales look like bananas. I used to use a New Holland automatic wagon, and an NH baler would not work because the bales were bent. What you might get with a 12 Massey though is a lack of parts from dealers. Watch auctions and salvage yards for a duplicate you can strip. Good Luck. Tom

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Bazooka

01-19-1999 10:47:31




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 Re: Massey Ferguson Model 12 Baler??? in reply to Hayin' Fool, 01-18-1999 23:17:50  
Worked on a lot of Square balers but I can remmber only one MF, can't recall the model #tho. This one was used every hay season so I assume it was a fairly good one or he would of gotten rid of it. Most square balers are very similar in the knotter area. $1000 sounds a little steep to me but I am no expert. I know that the 14T and 24T johndeeres in my area usually gofor around $500. email me with more info if you like

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B Farr

01-24-1999 17:56:28




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 Re: Re: Massey Ferguson Model 12 Baler??? in reply to Bazooka, 01-19-1999 10:47:31  

My 2 cents worth. Used NH66 for years loved them, the finally died
Now have a MF12 for the past three years. A good clean machine, runs well but I agree,a good tight
bale but the knotter can be fussy and I do not like that lack of grease fittings. At 4000 bales a year, I expect it will not last as long as the NH's. Price..probably to steep unless real clean



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