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CASE IH 8460 Round Baler

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07-10-2014 18:10:43

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Went to look at a round baler today. What is there to be concerned about on this model. Pickeup of quite a bit of acreage for my operation (about doubled it) and just don't want to bale that many small squares. A friend upgraded to a JD 535 and offered to sell me his old baler. Planning on "leasing" it to do the field and going from there. What are they like to operate? Never used a round baler before.

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JD Seller

07-12-2014 15:54:28

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 Re: CASE IH 8460 Round Baler in reply to dmiller, 07-10-2014 18:10:43  
Your friend going form the CIH 8460 to the JD 535 kind of tells you what he thinks of it. LOL The CIH baler will work but they are not a great high capacity baler. Also it is kind of an orphan now in that your parts will come through AGCO as the Hesston line is no longer under CIH.

The monitor not having everything working is an issue. The kick bar is not. We do not use them here on the hills we have, you have to back up and set the bale so it does not roll off the hill anyway.

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07-12-2014 16:00:40

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 Re: CASE IH 8460 Round Baler in reply to JD Seller, 07-12-2014 15:54:28  
Ended up getting a JD 530 from a local dealer for about a 1/3rd less. I just wasn't comfortable with the condition of the Case/IH baler. Guess I'll find out how I did on Tuesday, hay should be dry by then.
If high school kids weren't so lazy and spoiled I could just keep using the small sguare baler. But... can't seem to find help for more than 3 or 400 bales at a time.

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JD Seller

07-12-2014 20:07:33

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 Re: CASE IH 8460 Round Baler in reply to dmiller, 07-12-2014 16:00:40  
dmiller: If that JD 530 is in good condition you will like the job it will do. That baler was the first "real" round baler JD ever built. The 500 and 510 where not good balers.

As for square bale help. It is getting hard to find. One issue is in most farm country there are not many kids on the farm anymore. With the farms getting larger and larger there just are fewer farm kids. Darn few "city" kids ever helped much in hay anyway.

We used to put up 40-50K of hay and straw every year. You could not do it with manual labor anymore around here. There just is not the help. I really looked hard at one of the bale banders/cuber(attaches to the baler and makes a ten bale cube) 10 years ago. The small square market just is not good enough around here any more to justify the cost.

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07-11-2014 19:49:40

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 Re: CASE IH 8460 Round Baler in reply to dmiller, 07-10-2014 18:10:43  
As many salvage balers as there are, it should be pretty cheap to replace the kicker. If the cylinders operate properly, I would go to the effort to fix it. If the windrows are made with a V rake that is adjusted properly you should not have to weave a whole lot. The one weakness with an 8460 is the clutch. I usually kept mine adjusted a little tighter than the specs. The 8465 had a better clutch system.

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07-10-2014 19:40:01

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 Re: CASE IH 8460 Round Baler in reply to dmiller, 07-10-2014 18:10:43  
I went from a 510 JD to a CaseIH 8460. It was unbelievable how much better the 8460 was. Mine was relatively trouble free, the clutch seems to need to be adjusted a little tighter that operators manual states. Parts can come from CaseIH or Agco (Hesston 560}. Makes about 22 to 25 nice bales per hour.

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07-10-2014 21:27:02

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 Re: CASE IH 8460 Round Baler in reply to timbernt, 07-10-2014 19:40:01  
Any tips or pointers for a guy who has never operated a round baler? This one has a kicker but it has been taken off (arm needs welding.) He said "just back up, then dump the bale, then pull forward again before you start up".
Not everything on the monitor works anymore (left direction light does, but not right. and a few other things I forget at the moment.) He was using sisal twine, does it matter to change? How many bales per twine roll?

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07-11-2014 06:15:19

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 Re: CASE IH 8460 Round Baler in reply to dmiller, 07-10-2014 21:27:02  
Back up, dump the bale, and pull ahead before closing the door or you will spring the door. Two balls of 16000' twine per bale. Round balers don't care if sisal or plastic. About $45 here. Kinda weave as you bale, count to 10 on the left side, then pull right, count to 10, etc. until the bale is made.

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