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Gehl 1850 Round Baler

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12-05-2018 08:30:54

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Can pick this baler up for a couple hundred bucks. Just would like some input on what they are, parts availability. How hard are they to start a bale. Soft core? Anything to really know about. Not baling more than maybe 100 bales a year.

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12-07-2018 06:45:38

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 Re: Gehl 1850 Round Baler in reply to J.A.R, 12-05-2018 08:30:54  
Thanks for putting the link to Shoups forgot all about that place. I believe I'll go pick that baler up then. Thanks for the help n input.

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12-06-2018 16:17:02

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 Re: Gehl 1850 Round Baler in reply to J.A.R, 12-05-2018 08:30:54  
I don't know the baler but it looks like Shoup would have the belts. Both upper and the big lower.

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12-06-2018 16:37:44

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 Re: Gehl 1850 Round Baler in reply to onefarmer, 12-06-2018 16:17:02  
That puts a different light on it doesn't it? I think that might be less than I paid 25 years or more ago. Makes that baler for a few hundred dollars look a whole lot better.

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12-06-2018 16:49:38

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 Re: Gehl 1850 Round Baler in reply to rrlund, 12-06-2018 16:37:44  
Shoup has been a "go to" spot if I can't find it locally for a while. It's where I found the big bottom belt for my IH241 years ago.

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12-06-2018 10:41:37

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 Re: Gehl 1850 Round Baler in reply to J.A.R, 12-05-2018 08:30:54  
Ok well thanks guys for the input just got a few more questions tho. What size bale do they make? And would a 75-80hp tractor run it good on fairly level ground? One more thing. Where would be a good place to get parts for it? I haven't seen it in person yet so more particularly worried about the belts avalibilty. It has always been stored indoors.

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12-06-2018 11:29:44

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 Re: Gehl 1850 Round Baler in reply to J.A.R, 12-06-2018 10:41:37  
They're five foot wide. I believe six foot diameter. The bearings and what not are generic as are the upper belts. Some places have baler belting on a roll and can cut to length. Gehl dealer would be the other option. I don't know how low the inventory is getting on some parts for them. I bought two of those reconditioned table belts from the dealer back in the late 80s to mid 90s,but they had come from another vendor. I couldn't even begin to remember where it was though. If you contacted an old time Gehl dealer who cares at all,they can probably get you headed down the right path for one. I ran a 1500 Gehl with a 56 horse tractor. About the only difference was that they used springs instead of the TDC air over hydraulics.

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12-05-2018 11:41:20

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 Re: Gehl 1850 Round Baler in reply to J.A.R, 12-05-2018 08:30:54  
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It was used yearly not sure on how many bales he made with it a year. But the owner did tell me it needs 1 bearing never did say which one tho. Also are theses manual tie?

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12-06-2018 04:33:56

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 Re: Gehl 1850 Round Baler in reply to J.A.R, 12-05-2018 11:41:20  
You could get them with electric or hydraulic tie. Some used a switch on the tractor to activate an electric motor on the twine arm,or you could use a hydraulic cylinder to run it if you had dual remotes on the tractor. I've had Gehl balers either way. My 1500 and 1450 were hydraulic,both of my 1475s have been electric.

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12-05-2018 10:57:52

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 Re: Gehl 1850 Round Baler in reply to J.A.R, 12-05-2018 08:30:54  
You can't hardly go wrong at that price assuming it's operational. All my neighbors still use TDC Gehl balers, by choice it seems. Not super fast, but they make a super tight bale. Their bales look as good as any I've ever seen.

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12-05-2018 10:42:33

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 Re: Gehl 1850 Round Baler in reply to J.A.R, 12-05-2018 08:30:54  
That's a solid core baler. They were the first to have the TDC air over hydraulic belt tensioning instead of springs. The only thing in the world that I'd be afraid of in those anymore is that they used a big table belt in the bottom for the bale to roll on instead of a roller. You'd have to go to a 1460 or 1860 to get one with a roller. If the lacing pulled out of that belt,you'd have to find some place that could put a Dutchman's splice in it. Other than that,they were a pretty simple,reliable baler that made a nice tight bale. I've been running Gehls since 1979. Just like any round baler,there's a little bit of a learning curve to learn to start a bale,but once you get it,you're good.

I remember a salesman telling me one time about the first one he sold new,a Gehl 1450,he went out to show the buyer how to run it,but he said he didn't have any more clue than the guy who bought it. He said they had a few premature births and some aborted babies,but they finally got the hang of it.

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