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AC # 303 baler

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04-20-2002 17:15:36

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I just posted thison the implement page but thought I would check with you Allis experts too. I just looked at a #303 baler. Can get for $100. Is it a good baler? The hook knotter (duck bill as I call it) is rusty. I know that it should be shinny and slick so the twine will slide off. Can I shine it up with fine sand paper or will it have to be replaced before it will tie??? IF so will it be so expensive that My baler isn't cheap anymore? Can I even get parts for it?

Thanks in advance for your advice

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04-24-2002 10:27:51

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 Re: AC # 303 baler in reply to chuck, 04-20-2002 17:15:36  
At my dad's place, We have a 303, that we just moved to the field, as we cannot find parts anymore, we had to buy a older NH, and I now run a JD 14T at my place, we live too far away to tow one baler, Let me know if you dont buy it because we need the knotter assembly to fix ours, if you cannot find parts locally, ( no you cannot get new) then no matter how cheap, it will cost more to fix, thats why we went with the JD and NH still can get parts, when something breaks.. we are looking for a parts baler to get this one back as a spare.

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04-20-2002 22:40:13

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 Re: AC # 303 baler in reply to chuck, 04-20-2002 17:15:36  
I remember seeing AC balers years ago, but in this part of the country they never sold many. Is the
baler new enough that parts are available. Maybe in your part of the country they sold alot of them. I think if I owned one in these parts I would have to go a long ways to find parts, and
yes the bill hooks can be shined up with emery
and will work like new if they are not wore out.
Good luck, just something to think about.

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04-20-2002 17:39:29

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 Re: AC # 303 baler in reply to chuck, 04-20-2002 17:15:36  
You can clean it up with emery cloth. Make sure the tang is free and moves easily also make sure the roller on the end turns. The stripper arm that comes across the bottom of bill hook should drag across with some resistance as this is what pulls the twine off the bill hook. Be sure and sharpen the twine knife on stripper arm as knots will definetly hang if they are dull or rusty.

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