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Implement Alley Discussion Forum

vermeer 504 super I belt tracking

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07-08-2014 08:31:01

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First, new to the board. Second, new to round baling. purchased a 504 super I and began using this year. first 50 bales or so went great. Then I noticed the wide belt on the twine box side began drifting to the edge and rubbing on the side. It would eventually reset to the proper position. Then it tracked over and folded over on itself, then ripped the laces out. I"m trying to feed the hay into the baler evenly and seem to be getting mice tight even bales out. Running about 950 lbs on the hydraulic pressure assist. What an I doing wrong?

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07-14-2014 08:05:00

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 Re: vermeer 504 super I belt tracking in reply to RMurrah, 07-08-2014 08:31:01  
One more tip for you.

I keep one of those infrared point and read thermometers in the tractor, before I shut down for the day I do a quick walk around and check temp on bearings.

It only takes 30 seconds and it gives you a good indication of what bearings to keep an eye on or change before things get ugly.

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07-14-2014 07:16:26

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 Re: vermeer 504 super I belt tracking in reply to RMurrah, 07-08-2014 08:31:01  
Thanks to all for the advice. I have gotten thru the first crop and will check all the suggestions before starting the second. I did find that I really have to watch that belt when baling and the second it starts tracking to the edge, add hay on that side. By doing that I can keep the tracking issue in check. I also adjusted the roller in the back all the way down on the left side and all the way up on the right side. That also seemed to help.
Thanks again for everyone's input.

Randy M.

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07-14-2014 02:22:34

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 Re: vermeer 504 super I belt tracking in reply to RMurrah, 07-08-2014 08:31:01  
I also have a 504 super I when my belts start doing that I start looking for a bearing that is going out. when they give up the ghost the roller tilts just enough to start the belt towards the bad bearing. you ought to take a bar and pry up on the rollers just to check for any play

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07-12-2014 21:50:55

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 Re: vermeer 504 super I belt tracking in reply to RMurrah, 07-08-2014 08:31:01  
Am a little late in responding, but do have a 504 Silage I. I would bet most of the problem caused is in the raking. I better knock on wood. My 504 never gives me any problem. Today was raking two 12 ft. windrows together and baling 4.25 MPH.

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07-08-2014 19:47:05

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 Re: vermeer 504 super I belt tracking in reply to RMurrah, 07-08-2014 08:31:01  
Sounds like you are not getting hay across the width fast enough when starting a bale.

Too much in one corner at the start and the belts will walk over and flip.

If you are working with a light windrow you need to hit it on a angle with a bit of speed and weave side to side right away to get things started properley.

If a belt flips shut down and eject the part bale, right the belt and try again. Easy enough to roll out the part bale and pick it up once you have a bale started.

Light windrows suck for starting a bale, if you can, start a bale on a decent row then move over and pick up the light stuff.

Check your lacing daily and stay on top of it and you won't be fixing in the field as much.

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