Jon, don't even think about messing with the polly twine, they were not made for it. Back when the polly came out Dad tried it and was nothing but problems, went back to the 7200 twine and no more problems and the 9000 was not then yet avaible. They were designed for the thicker twine and therefore were not designed to have the tollerances for the small twine and will not be able to grip it. If you will notice it is the ones that think polly is the way to go were not yet in the work forse at the time it was introduced and do not understand the problems it made. Newer balers were designed more for the small twine so less problems and that is what the polly twine guys are used to using so know nothing about the older ways you had to do it. If you notice everybody that had answered you are younger than me. That notter used the same parts that the plain 66 used and was probably the same as the old 77 from the 40's. Polly was about the 60's when came out.
Re: New Holland super 66 baler - twine question in reply to Leroy, 05-02-2013 09:37:29
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Well Leroy how old are you any way? Some days I feel young but not most. Any way I have been making hay for about 27 years and didn't try poly until about ten years ago. On the package it told me that it will work in all PROPERLY ADJUSTED KNOTTERS. I checked with a couple friends too, they said sure go ahead, no problems. So I went ahead and it worked fine. I have even switched back and forth a few times. So I would recommend it after going through all the adjustments as I am sure you will anyway. If everyone went through their balers every 20,000 bales or so and reset everything they would not have the problems. Even if both the baler and operator are seniors.
Re: New Holland super 66 baler - twine question in reply to showcrop, 05-03-2013 10:33:16
I am 69, 70 this fall and Dad bought the new Holland baler I think the second year they were on the market so that would have been in 54 or 55, Think they came out in 53. So that made me 10 years old when we got it and traded a buckrake in on it. That buckrake was on a 46 Dodge 2 ton truck chassie after the first one wore out and no pistons avaible and I remember that buck rake that was a 1929 Buick 6 cylinder with 20" tires. The twine holders are not adjustable and were factory set so that the thick twine would fit and not slide in between the twine disk but the thin twine will and no adjustment that I know they ever made for that. May have made parts after we got rid of the baler and after we quit baling. The twine wraping in that twine holder-twine disk is the problem. The balers made in early 60's is probley when changes were made to accomidate the other twines, just guessing as I have not used a baler since 1980 and the 9000 twine was not yet on the market then. So you would not have started untill 5 years after I quit when the dairy heard went to market. The baler we replaced that New Holland 66 with was also made in the 7200 twine time and when we tried it there was no footage given. The twine companys don't consider there is any balers designed befor 1980 in use any more and those are already what they call antiques and they don't even think there could be any 60 year old balers in use any more. So they do not even think they did not have the adjustments the newer ones have and the ones that put that kind of stuff on packages were not yet alive when the stuff they say will work in those machines were made that they may have never even seen.
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