Tim, as the others have said, the twine tension on the bale will be loose immediately after it is tied. As it travels down the chute, the bale "expands" thus tightening the twine. This is all controlled by the bale chute tension springs on the back of the baler. Be sure to clean out all the "wet" hay that is in the bale chute as it will rust everything up and cause you lots of problems. You will need to adjust the chute tension frequently as it varies from field to field and from day to day. Good luck with your "new" baler.
Re: Twine Tension In 430 IH Baler in reply to randallinMo, 06-21-2013 06:45:19
This is all making a lot of sense. I had the springs very tight as I like nice tight bales. While the chances of the knots breaking go up with a tighter bale, you can generally stack more hay density in the barn.
I have dealt with loose bales before, and personally cannot stand them. Just need to get that right balance.
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