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Re: Do you keep pouring money in something you shouldn't?

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The other part of the question yes, some equipment seems to be jinxed and will need more attention than other of the same make/model. I worked aircraft maintenance in the Air Force some birds flew good some made up for it. One particular tail number we had seemed to give us fits, 1st year it was on station it ran off the runway, took most of the maintenance community working around the clock for about a week to get it back on the runway, it got back from depot just in time for the fall season. We were supposed to fly all the bombers equally, first winter back this bomber was being difficult, they massaged the flying schedule so it'd set alert as much as it could when we had snow, that worked for one winter. 1st sortie we had it fly in the spring after alert it took a lightning strike and blew a 4'x5' hole in the vertical stabilizer, yes it got back from depot just in time for the snow. IIRC it didn't make it through the winter before it had a goose strike on the nose so it has to go back to depot for a new radome. When I was in Saudi Arabia for Desert Shield I had two HUMMVEES, well they tell me I had two, never so one of them for the 4 months I was there, no sooner than the motor pool would fix one thing another would bite us, although some of that was maintenance induced, meaning we weren't the ones that filled the diesel tank with unleaded gasoline, we weren't the ones that left the shop rag in the intake for the engine to ingest on start-up and after they installed a new short block the engine revved up until rods poked out the oil pan, I think they hooked the throttle linkage up wrong. Never did figure out why the transmission let go. As for your baler ask here it might of not been one of the better balers in the history of balers OR you might be able to find some bearings and belts that'll last a little longer or it might be wore out and unless you do some major off season maintenance it won't be reliable. This gets back to my first post, with the current economic situation you might look around for another baler, ask the folks here about makes or models that have a good reputation and start shopping, don't get in a hurry and you might find a good deal on a newer machine with the potential for more reliability.

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