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IH 430 baler chain tightening

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Markpnw

08-13-2020 23:37:31




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Im new to farming started this year. I picked up a baler and swather for dirt cheap. The baler works good and Ive already done 200 bales this first cutting anyway I just noticed that the chains both top and bottom are loose the bottom isnt too bad but the top is worse I oil them and it runs fine. I have probably 400 more bales to go for this season but was wondering how to tighten these chains up? Will it mess up my timing? What should I do? Should I wait till Im done for the season? Thanks in advance

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dairyman

08-16-2020 19:17:26




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 Re: IH 430 baler chain tightening in reply to Markpnw, 08-13-2020 23:37:31  
Thereís no need to be worried about messing up your timing by adjusting the roller chain and the steel detachable chain that are underneath the front of the plunger they only provide power to the pickup. On that baler the knotter and needle timing is all gear driven. I recommend you get a blue ribbon service book for the baler as itíll help you a lot when you need to service the knotters. I have a IH 430 and itís replacement badged as a new idea 555. Theyíre excellent balers once you learn how to keep the knotters happy.

Dave

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Markpnw

08-16-2020 16:00:34




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 Re: IH 430 baler chain tightening in reply to Markpnw, 08-13-2020 23:37:31  
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Yes the wood block is worn Ill probably flip it over to the other side.



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jim ball

08-16-2020 11:19:28




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 Re: IH 430 baler chain tightening in reply to Markpnw, 08-13-2020 23:37:31  
i have a vicon sp521 which is a 435 w/ some upgrades like variable hydraulic thrower. i have op manual & service manual. full of info. manuals are avail from ihc



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dairyman

08-15-2020 08:49:05




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 Re: IH 430 baler chain tightening in reply to Markpnw, 08-13-2020 23:37:31  
Thereís no need to be worried about messing up your timing by adjusting the roller chain and the steel detachable chain that are underneath the front of the plunger they only provide power to the pickup. On that baler the knotter and needle timing is all gear driven. I recommend you get a blue ribbon service book for the baler as itíll help you a lot when you need to service the knotters. I have a IH 430 and itís replacement badged as a new idea 555. Theyíre excellent balers once you learn how to keep the knotters happy.

Dave

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FastFarmall

08-15-2020 01:16:26




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 Re: IH 430 baler chain tightening in reply to Markpnw, 08-13-2020 23:37:31  
If there is mo more tightning left, to the tightner, then you might have to take out a 1/2 link, maybe some body can show you the difference between a 1/2 link and a full link!



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Absent Minded Farmer

08-16-2020 11:57:07




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 Re: IH 430 baler chain tightening in reply to FastFarmall, 08-15-2020 01:16:26  
I thought that too. Also thought of the tensioner. If it's still the wood block, it's probably worn down to nothing. Should be flipped or replaced.

Mike



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tomturkey

08-14-2020 12:00:13




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 Re: IH 430 baler chain tightening in reply to Markpnw, 08-13-2020 23:37:31  
Mark,I think preventive maintenance is the key to avoiding future problems. BUT, if the baler is working, the only thing I will change during operations is the bale tensioner, to get a bit heavier or lighter bale. Get the manual and study on it after you get that other 400 baled. jmho gobble



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