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Gehl 600 chopper ?

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07-11-2018 16:57:06

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Have been fighting with this problem many years. If hay is alittle to green, will not blow it to back of wagon. Have did about everything the last resort is to try and speed it up have not did that yet. Any ideas?

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JD Seller

07-11-2018 22:13:48

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 Re: Gehl 600 chopper ? in reply to lti, 07-11-2018 16:57:06  
I will also add to Roger's suggestion of setting the blower paddles. If they have a badly rounded off edge towards the band, they will not blow well. The hay will warp around the leading edge and then not blow correctly. You can sharpen/flatten them. You have to take the ones across form each other and make them weight the same. Meaning balance them. A rod with them hanging on them the same distance from a pivot point works as a balance scale. When the rod is flat they weight the same.

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NY 986

07-11-2018 17:13:49

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 Re: Gehl 600 chopper ? in reply to lti, 07-11-2018 16:57:06  
I am not overly up on the 600 but if the pulley arrangement allows for a speed change then do it. Newer choppers such as JD and NH have more than one fan speed which means moving the belt from one pulley combo to the other. Depending how the Gehl is made you could remove the original pulley set and go to an industrial belt/drive chain supplier to buy replacements. I don't know if you are sentimental about the chopper but if the cost is going to be a few hundred dollars to buy new pulleys then it might be time just to get another chopper. It might be possible another Gehl chopper model has what you need but then you need to find a way of investigating that as the old time parts men that dealt with Gehl equipment are very scarce. Anyhow, if you go with a new pulley set I would try to speed the fan up by 15-20 percent versus what you have now. Make sure any new pulleys don't rub on the machine so take measurements in that area of the machine to know what room you have to work with. Sorry, I don't have an answer based on experience but hopefully I was of some help.

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Roger in Iowa

07-11-2018 17:54:20

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 Re: Gehl 600 chopper ? in reply to NY 986, 07-11-2018 17:13:49  
If it uses a fan(blower) with paddles, adjust the paddles to pick up a nickle and pass a dime (15 cent feeler gauges). If the clearance from paddle to band is too great, won't blow well.

also see other post on fan speed adjustment for grass.

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