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Re: JD 3- Series square Balers

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12-28-2012 13:14:22

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The second digit tells you where the model is in the capacity range: 2= low 3= meduim 4=upper meduim. Last digit tells relative age; 6, 7, 8. I ran a 328 this summer for an afternoon and I got real tired of the low capacity. I admit to heavy bias, but from what I've seen a well tuned NH 316 will keep up with or outperform any 14x18 Deere baler.
A NH 570, 575, BC5060 or BC5070 will flat bury a Deere.

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12-28-2012 13:24:43

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 Re: JD 3- Series square Balers in reply to RickB, 12-28-2012 13:14:22  
One thing I do find with the little Deere's... if you wind them up a bit more (overspeed) than they're rated for they do bale quite a bit more. They also take a bit more than you might first expect... mine always looks like it's going to wrap the auger but it does actually take some pushing... but it is still a low capacity baler. Just not as pathetic as it first appears.


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