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Gehl 2340

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08-22-2010 21:43:39

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I have a Gehl 2340 Discbine that refuses to condition short second cutting grass. It cuts the tall grass just fine but when it comes to the short stuff say 12-18" it just wads up and will not go thru the rolls. At that point the slip clutch begins to heat up. The dealer tells me that maybe the wings on the turtle shells are worn? I"ve adjusted the rolls to 1/8th" and adjusted the roll pressure like they told me but i"m still not having any luck. Any insight would be greatly appreicated.

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08-23-2010 07:56:15

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 Re: Gehl 2340 in reply to roper6365, 08-22-2010 21:43:39  
I used to have a Gehl 23 something and it used to cut second real well. I don't remember if it had crop lifters on the discs or not. That may be what the dealer is referring to as "wings". You need to have a little lifting "breeze" going through there to pull the grass to the rolls. The lifters or wings do that. I would look at some way of enhancing the lift, that you may be able to do by perhaps welding on to the lifters.

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08-24-2010 09:31:37

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 Re: Gehl 2340 in reply to Showcrop, 08-23-2010 07:56:15  
I spoke with the dealer again and he informed me that Gehl is aware of this issue with the 91-92 models. they said to pick up the ground speed and hope for the best...... Thanks for all of the input..

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08-23-2010 06:11:14

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 Re: Gehl 2340 in reply to roper6365, 08-22-2010 21:43:39  
I have a 2175 gehl sickle. It rolls up real bad on orchard unless I make sure that it is very dry. Have to wait till late in the day after the dew is all gone, and sometimes I have to cut it 2-3 in higher if real thick to not have it wad up.
This post was edited by Hogleg at 06:11:47 08/23/10.

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08-22-2010 22:33:25

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 Re: Gehl 2340 in reply to roper6365, 08-22-2010 21:43:39  
Try slowing the PTO speed down and going up a gear on ground speed. I know this sounds crazy but some short grass will not go through the roll very well if the rolls are spinning too fast. Also the faster gear is needed to keep the hay flowing back into the rolls faster. Is the hay short fescue?? If it is and it is hot, then that hay gets slick and you will have problems with it going through mowers and balers.

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08-23-2010 03:18:03

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 Re: Gehl 2340 in reply to JDseller, 08-22-2010 22:33:25  
The grass i'm cutting is orchard grass and clover. I will try speeding it up, that does make sense. The rep from Gehl suggested that I replace all for the turtle shells thinking that the fins are worn down to much but i'm not crazy about putting more money into this cutter.

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