|Sid said: (quoted from post at 21:16:30 06/27/13) I believe your problem is with your pickup reel. If you have several teeth missing you will have that problem.|
I don't remember the part names so will try to describe something else to look for. The teeth on the reel should have a flippimg action as the reel rotates, they should not flop up and down. if they flop up and down you have a broken or a missing roll pin on the end of the tine bar. The teeth on the reel force the hay inside the bale chamber if every thing is right. If this does not help you bring it by and I can show you easier than I can describe. It has also been my experience put the wind guard back on.
I just went through the pickup before it hit the field and replace probably 4 teeth. I know it is working.
Is the tine bar properly called a "wind guard"? Seems like it would act more as a check valve for hay to stay in the chamber. It was certainly the point of problems but I am not yet sure if this thing is worth modifying or look to invest in something else. At the current performance rate, it would take 2-3 days to bale 40 acres. This post was edited by fastline at 21:30:18 06/27/13.