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Re: Bill hook will not release knot after making it.

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How can I set the baler up to simulate hay in it without putting it in the baler? I am guessing I have been hand turn the baler by flywheel so I can see the motion of the knotter. What I have done is set this baler up as a station without moving. Using my ford 850 tractor in neutral low as I can get it to turn the baler and pitch have in it from my big round bale. It works good made some 35 lb bales I could handle without outgoing in the field to pick them up. I do not want to put hay in the baler to test the knotter.

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11-11-2013 07:16:55

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 Re: Bill hook will not release knot after making it. in reply to Shealray, 11-11-2013 06:49:12  
Probably not going to test well without hay. Will tangle up the twine. (ask how I know) You can trip the knotter after a partial bale forms, and then have another person turn flywheel slowly as you watch the tieing cycle. Even at idle tractor will turn it too fast to see what's going on.

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11-11-2013 07:24:08

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 Re: Bill hook will not release knot after making it. in reply to RayP(MI), 11-11-2013 07:16:55  
OK guess I will make a small bale and hand rotate with fly wheel. I have done this. The knot is being made and moved off the bill. Bill is catching the very tail and clamping on it.

What do you think?

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11-11-2013 18:49:58

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 Re: Bill hook will not release knot after making it. in reply to Shealray, 11-11-2013 07:24:08  
One more thing is to make sure that the wiper arm is going past the billhook about a half inch and do what everybody else said and try loosening off the twine tension at the twine disk

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