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New Holland 268 square baler issues!

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shadfarm

09-12-2020 13:30:32




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Hi everyone,
well Im trying to get my last round of baling in for the year and Ive had nothing but problems. I was almost done baling when my Baler stopped tying the bales. I thought my issue was the knives, so I changed them out with brand new ones. That didnt fix the problem. Any help would be appreciated!




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shadfarm

09-17-2020 07:50:04




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 Re: New Holland 268 square baler issues! in reply to shadfarm, 09-12-2020 13:30:32  
Thank you for the help I have the parts ordered



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showcrop

09-17-2020 03:55:57




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 Re: New Holland 268 square baler issues! in reply to shadfarm, 09-12-2020 13:30:32  
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The tucker fingers look just fine from here. The difference appears to be all in the bent shaft. As I suggested earlier, once the new shaft is installed check operation with light hay in the chamber turning by hand. Get light hay by taking tension off, pulling the bale in the chamber out the rear, and running a half bale in with no tension.

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Russell Moore

09-16-2020 19:48:09




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 Re: New Holland 268 square baler issues! in reply to shadfarm, 09-12-2020 13:30:32  
Lots of things to look at and check in our expierence we run a 273 and never use poly twine my buddy runs a 311 also never use poly twine for us it just makes things worse



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GarryinNC

09-16-2020 18:25:42




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 Re: New Holland 268 square baler issues! in reply to shadfarm, 09-12-2020 13:30:32  
Also looks like you have a broken spring on the left hay dog.



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shadfarm

09-16-2020 17:00:06




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 Re: New Holland 268 square baler issues! in reply to shadfarm, 09-12-2020 13:30:32  
Do the tucker fingers look ok? When the finger on the left is parallel with Where the needle Comes through, the finger on the right is turned more and covers over more of the area the needle comes up through.



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showcrop

09-16-2020 15:03:34




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 Re: New Holland 268 square baler issues! in reply to shadfarm, 09-12-2020 13:30:32  
Yes, that is it. When the tucker finger shaft on my JD bent it turned out to be due to rust under the knotters. It had rusted thin and if the knotters cycled when there was a heavy charge of hay in the chamber one of the tucker fingers would drag which caused the shaft to bend. Your NH doesn't appear to be very rusty.



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shadfarm

09-16-2020 13:53:14




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 Re: New Holland 268 square baler issues! in reply to shadfarm, 09-12-2020 13:30:32  



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shadfarm

09-16-2020 13:52:32




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 Re: New Holland 268 square baler issues! in reply to shadfarm, 09-12-2020 13:30:32  
Oh yes I believe I see what you mean. The Cotter pin is missing from the end of that shaft and looks to be bent on that end.



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showcrop

09-16-2020 13:04:39




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 Re: New Holland 268 square baler issues! in reply to shadfarm, 09-12-2020 13:30:32  
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Your tucker fingers are each driven by a rod each of which is driven by an arm. The two arms are welded onto a cross shaft, and it sure looks to me like that shaft is bent. The same thing happened on my JD 336.



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shadfarm

09-16-2020 11:24:55




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 Re: New Holland 268 square baler issues! in reply to shadfarm, 09-12-2020 13:30:32  
Showcrop Im not quite understand what you mean by needing to order a shaft. Where does the shaft go? Looking at my owners manual Im not seeing The part you are referring to.



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ArleninOr

09-15-2020 19:49:25




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 Re: New Holland 268 square baler issues! in reply to shadfarm, 09-12-2020 13:30:32  
Only one spring is needed. I should have a tucker finger and the rod.



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showcrop

09-15-2020 18:35:23




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 Re: New Holland 268 square baler issues! in reply to shadfarm, 09-12-2020 13:30:32  
Yup, that 5/8 shaft is what drives your tucker fingers. The needles are bringing the twine up, but the tucker fingers aren't able to push it to the twine holder discs. The fingers and rods themselves look OK, you just need the shaft and then after installation run it by hand to check for binding which could have caused the shaft to bend. You will also need to get the measurements for the point that the tips of the fingers are supposed to go to from your manual.

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shadfarm

09-15-2020 13:21:08




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shadfarm

09-15-2020 13:19:46




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 Re: New Holland 268 square baler issues! in reply to shadfarm, 09-12-2020 13:30:32  
I unbolted the knotters to get to the fingers and here are somethings I have found. One knotter is missing a spring, missing piece on another part, and the finger on the left is bent up on the top, and it seems to be catching the metal bar it is attached too. Do the fingers move to the right when it ties a bale?I am assuming that the finger being bent up doesnt allow the finger to move to the right.










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DeltaSteve

09-15-2020 06:44:57




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 Re: New Holland 268 square baler issues! in reply to shadfarm, 09-12-2020 13:30:32  
Agree with others. Tucker fingers.Could be as simple as a fallen out cotter pin. Do yourself a huge favor and order an 'Owners Manual',ASAP. In it you will find a very complete and concise 'trouble shooting guide with pictures. In about 10 minutes you would have found your issue and have been back in the field.And 30 bucks is a whole lot cheaper than a repair shop,or looseing a field to rain because of an easy fix. Not to mention the agrevation.

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Robert (ID)

09-13-2020 19:47:33




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 Re: New Holland 268 square baler issues! in reply to shadfarm, 09-12-2020 13:30:32  
It looks to me like the tucker finger spring isnt laying right... check and see if its broke.. if it is that would cause the issue you are having..



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showcrop

09-13-2020 15:28:09




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 Re: New Holland 268 square baler issues! in reply to shadfarm, 09-12-2020 13:30:32  
Tucker fingers



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shadfarm

09-13-2020 14:34:58




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 Re: New Holland 268 square baler issues! in reply to shadfarm, 09-12-2020 13:30:32  
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I have owned this baler for 3 years now this was the twine that came with it. I am assuming that the previous owner used this twine also. Should I try a different twine?



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Loosehandle

09-13-2020 13:34:20




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 Re: New Holland 268 square baler issues! in reply to shadfarm, 09-12-2020 13:30:32  
Have you used plastic twine a lot in this Baler?



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shadfarm

09-13-2020 09:53:55




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 Re: New Holland 268 square baler issues! in reply to shadfarm, 09-12-2020 13:30:32  
Is it possible the knotter is missing regular lubrication? A little grease to the grease fittings?[/quote]

I guess it is possible it could need more grease, Ill try greasing it again. I greased it before I started baling, and was about 75 bales in when it started to give me troubles. The knotters are heavily covered in hay, and other debris maybe it has gummed up the greased areas.



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chuck2015

09-13-2020 05:48:10




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Is it possible the knotter is missing regular lubrication? A little grease to the grease fittings?



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shadfarm

09-12-2020 14:09:37




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Looking back thorough my pictures of my baler. Shouldnt the twine go through those silver fingers? Should I push the twine through it?



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Rogeriniowa

09-12-2020 14:48:30




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 Re: New Holland 268 square baler issues! in reply to shadfarm, 09-12-2020 14:09:37  
No. The twine goes between the silver fingers only when the bill hook revolves to make the knot..
Your problems are the needle twines are not coming up over the silver fingers. They get there by the tucker fingers and the needles.



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shadfarm

09-12-2020 13:41:05




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Roger in Iowa

09-12-2020 13:50:11




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 Re: New Holland 268 square baler issues! in reply to shadfarm, 09-12-2020 13:41:05  
Appears to be a double tucker finger miss. Both twines have a knot in the bale twine but nothing from the needle twines.

Would help to clean off all the debris and so you can see the tucker finger and mechanism. The mechanism may be stuck.



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