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Wd 45 baling hay

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02-19-2003 18:57:05

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how good will a wd 45 run a jhon deere 336 square baler does the hand clutch make it alot easier to run the baler in thick windrows? on the hand clutch what is the differnce of having 3 or five plates?

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02-21-2003 11:12:05

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 Re: wd 45 baling hay in reply to justin , 02-19-2003 18:57:05  
Your 45 will be able to pull it off on level ground. My neighbor had a 45 and 336 baler and it would pull a load of 150 bales. It was a pretty interesting sight because my uncle seen them hooked up and didn't believe it would run it.
good luck!

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John (C-IL)

02-21-2003 05:57:47

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 Re: wd 45 baling hay in reply to justin , 02-19-2003 18:57:05  
Justin, The hand clutch is either 2 or 3 plates. WDs and early 45's had the 2 plate, later 45's had the 3 plate. Think about it, The 3 plate will have more surface area so should have more pulling power before slipping. They both run in an oil bath so that shouldn't be much of an issue. John

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02-20-2003 19:12:33

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 Re: wd 45 baling hay in reply to justin , 02-19-2003 18:57:05  
I used my WD45 to bale using a New Holland Hayliner. I think it was a 225. I didn't have any major problems. I did break a couple of the bolts that hang the PTO shaft due to the tight turns I had to make with the bailer. They are a nice size to get in and out of smaller acreages.

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big orange

02-19-2003 19:05:24

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 Re: wd 45 baling hay in reply to justin , 02-19-2003 18:57:05  
Ran a 315 NH with our 45,pulled a rack usually 120-130 bales low or second depending on crop,and you can slip the hand clutch in heavy spots.

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02-20-2003 18:21:44

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 Re: Re: wd 45 baling hay in reply to big orange, 02-19-2003 19:05:24  
We used to run a international #45 with a wd, plenty of power, the hand clutch is designed for stopping and starting when baling, the wd is a little fast in 2nd gear, I think the 2nd gear on a wd 45 is better matched for baling,

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