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Project Journal - A/ C Roto-Baler
Handle: Wheat47  
Project Name: A/ C Roto-Baler  
Tractor: A/C  
Started: 14:25 02/21/17  
Updated: 14:29 02/21/17  
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 14:29 02/21/17  A/C Roto-Baler
In my travels I acquired not one, but two A/C Roto Balers. One is going to be a parts machine. The other appears to be usable. I lashed up some belts from both machines and got it running. I took it over to the neighbors and we made three barley straw bales. (IMHO, if you can bale barley straw, you can bale anything!!) Apparently the trip and all for the wrap mechanism is all corroded and such. It would stop the feeder, but not activate the twine arm. Also, I had to manually trip the "eject" cycle. But that was OK!! I didn't even put any twine in the thing. I figured one catastrophe at a time!!! But it made bales!!! So one of these days, I'll drag it up to the shop and go through the clutch/wrap mechanism. One of the neighbor kids is in FFA and drools over that machine when ever he comes over. Guess I'll give him a call when I start working on it. Any one out there familiar with these machines? Any tricks I should know? It's one of the early versions, not a white top. Thanks for listening!! Jon K
BTW, this is also posted under the A/C tractor forum.
Carl R.
07:50 06/15/21
Baled many bales with one of them as a kid. Lots of work hauling those darn bales!!
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