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Re: New Holland super 66 baler - twine question

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05-02-2013 11:41:00

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I'm pretty horrible with a camera, I constantly forget to take pictures till it's too late!!!

I do have a couple "before" pictures when we got it home -

we hope to go through the thing and repaint it all at some point - but we want to actually get it working first to be sure it's worth the effort, then restore it after the haying season.

She aint much to look at right now - but we'll get it to spit bales out soon enough. Lots of rust, but structurally sound.

Had the engine running, but the bearings are so worn I was worried about doing permanent damage, so we ripped it apart for a rebuild.

I found a clutch and shaft assembly and added that to the flywheel so we can run it by pto.

Again - IF it bales well enough, then I'll spend the money to rebuild the engine.

I do hope that happens, would love to get that engine back on in time to do some haying this season with it. Can't wait to hear it turning the baler.

The baler was donated to us, as well as some of the parts. (the pto clutch).

Leroy here was nice enough to donate the wheel for the hay pickup.

The 4H club itself (the mother ship, not our little club) just gave us a $300 grant to help restore it. That'll go right into machine work for the engine - bore it, valve job, probably replace babbit bearings with newer ones, etc.

Definitely a community effort on this one. With that in mind - I WILL get better at taking pictures!

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05-02-2013 16:24:39

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 Re: New Holland super 66 baler - twine question in reply to JRSutton, 05-02-2013 11:41:00  
If you get it runnin, and balin, DON"T SHUT THE MOTOR OFF< TILL YOU ARE DONE. They are a real treat to try to start, when hot!

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05-03-2013 08:43:01

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 Re: New Holland super 66 baler - twine question in reply to Diydave, 05-02-2013 16:24:39  
we're lucky, this one's got a starter motor!

has cable with clamps to hook to the tractor battery.

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05-03-2013 09:01:13

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 Re: New Holland super 66 baler - twine question in reply to JRSutton, 05-03-2013 08:43:01  
And that is very likely a 6 volt starter as very few tractors used a 12 volt system then. They were just starting to come into general use.

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05-03-2013 19:25:28

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 Re: New Holland super 66 baler - twine question in reply to Leroy, 05-03-2013 09:01:13  
Nothing wrong with turning the starter with 12 volt. I've been doing it for 15 years on my case dc with no problems.

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05-04-2013 05:57:33

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 Re: New Holland super 66 baler - twine question in reply to jon f mn, 05-03-2013 19:25:28  
130/9000 poly would not work well in my 68 baler. Broken bales after tie. Went to 170/7200 and it works perfect. The first number is the tensile strength. The second is the length. 9000 is thinner twine. Did not hold on the bill hooks well in my case. Thicker poly fixed the issue. My opinion is that if 9000 sisal works then going to 7200 poly will work better than 9000 poly due to thickness. Just my 2 cents...


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05-03-2013 11:54:04

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 Re: New Holland super 66 baler - twine question in reply to Leroy, 05-03-2013 09:01:13  
You are correct. And as long as I'm around, there will always be at least one tractor with 6 volts nearby.

Even though it is intended to be used with 6 volts, it CAN be used with 12 volts too. I just wouldn't want to do it often. Not sure what could go wrong - maybe nothing. But I have no reason to find out.

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05-03-2013 15:20:06

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 Re: New Holland super 66 baler - twine question in reply to JRSutton, 05-03-2013 11:54:04  
Nothing will go wrong by jumping to a 12Volt system, just don't reverse polarity.

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