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New Holland 273 Hayliner Baler Good, Bad Ugly

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MLD

05-27-2009 05:55:27
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Who can give me the good, bad & ugly on the NH 273 baler I just bought. I have changed the oil,greased,lubed & washed. I've turned by hand & run it with the tractor, with some new twine I think I'm ready to field test. Thanks




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Bret4207

05-29-2009 04:55:23
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 Re: New Holland 273 Hayliner Baler Good, Bad Ugly in reply to MLD, 05-27-2009 05:55:27  
Just wanted to add this- for years I ran my little NH 68 kinda slow, take it easy on the machine I thought. It came with the Wisconsin on it and I later switched it over to PTO drive and used it with an 800 Ford or Cockshut 30. In either case I went slow with the PTO RPM thinking I was doing the machine a favor.

Last year I had extra help so I stuck the 68 on my DB 990 to do one field while I round baled the rest. The guy on the tractor ran the DB pto speed right about 540 rpms. That old 68 started spiting out the nicest, tightest, squarest bales it's ever done. No missed knots, no "banana bales", just perfect bales. I tried it the nest day and finished the hay for the season. The old girl sounds like she's going at Warp 8 but apparently the extra speed evens the stroke out and must smooth things out somehow.

I was really impressed and wished I'd done this years ago.

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Tech 7

05-27-2009 20:29:50
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 Re: New Holland 273 Hayliner Baler Good, Bad Ugly in reply to MLD, 05-27-2009 05:55:27  
Folks I worked for had,(probably still have) a 273with a thrower... great smooth working machine. Used to take it and bale at bosses FIL who had a 224 Massey the NH would keep up really well. Only thing I didn"t like was mowing away the 2500 bales a day those two would spit out!!



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Tom in TN

05-27-2009 15:02:45
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 Re: New Holland 273 Hayliner Baler Good, Bad Ugly in reply to MLD, 05-27-2009 05:55:27  
MLD,

I second everything that's already been said. I have a 273 that I bought used about 10 years ago. I put up about 2000 bales each year and other than normal maintenance, I've had no problems with it.

It takes some getting used to concerning the size of the windrow and ground speed, but once I figured those out, it's done a real good job for me.

I still haven't figured out a good knot to put in the ends of the twine to finish up one bale and start another bale. I've tried three or four different knots, but none is fool-proof. Sometimes when the transition is made, I get a wad in the knotter that I have to cut out.

Good luck,

Tom in TN

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Bret4207

05-29-2009 04:45:06
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 Re: New Holland 273 Hayliner Baler Good, Bad Ugly in reply to Tom in TN, 05-27-2009 15:02:45  
Tie a good tight square knot and trim the end pretty close. Always works on my 68NH. If you have real heavy twine, I use 9000, that might be part of the issue.



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Devin Sparks

05-27-2009 10:53:28
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 Re: New Holland 273 Hayliner Baler Good, Bad Ugly in reply to MLD, 05-27-2009 05:55:27  
I have a 275 and have not had any problems. I did have the knot break where the next twine roll was tied and had to figure out how to run the twine back thru but after a few minutes I figured it out. Good baler in my opinion.



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RayP(MI)

05-27-2009 10:52:58
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 Re: New Holland 273 Hayliner Baler Good, Bad Ugly in reply to MLD, 05-27-2009 05:55:27  
Have run the younger sister (268 Hayliner) for several seasons, has done well with some breakage, parts wearing out, but overall, a good machine. 2,500 to 3,00 bales per season.

GET A MANUAL!!!! DON"T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT!



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BobH in NH

05-27-2009 07:36:39
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 Re: New Holland 273 Hayliner Baler Good, Bad Ugly in reply to MLD, 05-27-2009 05:55:27  
I have three friends who have 273s and/or 275s. The person that I hay with has a 275 which performs flawlessly, with the exception of getting a stick caught in the hay feed forks once. I have baled up to 600 bales in a single day with his and not missed a single one. Another friend has a 273 and a 275 with an ejector. Both are excellent! And a third friend (a dairy farmer who also sells hay) has a 273 and has no problems. I'd take one any day over my current baler! The only issue I have had is breaking flywheel shear bolts in super heavy windrows.

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MLD

05-27-2009 07:17:03
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 Re: New Holland 273 Hayliner Baler Good, Bad Ugly in reply to MLD, 05-27-2009 05:55:27  
Good to heard reliable, lady gave me Opt. Manual with it, machine belonged to her father that passed.



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GordoSD

05-27-2009 06:35:23
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 Re: New Holland 273 Hayliner Baler Good, Bad Ugly in reply to MLD, 05-27-2009 05:55:27  
I'll second that suggestion to get a manual. I have a 275 and there are dozens of adjustments to check.

Gordo



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E.B. Haymakin'

05-27-2009 06:28:33
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 Re: New Holland 273 Hayliner Baler Good, Bad Ugly in reply to MLD, 05-27-2009 05:55:27  
Get a manual. Mine has been very reliable for an old worn out baler. Without a manual you are flying completely blind on how it should work. I"ve put up at least 1000 bales with mine so far, and no real complaints for my small operation.



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