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baler fire

Postby bigbull338 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:53 am

well the baler blew a bearing and went up in flames.the goodthing is they was able to unhook the tractor and get it out of the way.sure is a crappy way to end the season.no 1 was hurt unhooking the baler.we know where theres 2 balers thats barely been used at all both 3yrs old and less than 1300 bales.both balers are new hollands.
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Re: baler fire

Postby True Grit Farms » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:00 am

Sorry to hear that BB I can relate to your luck.
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Re: baler fire

Postby ALACOWMAN » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:41 am

It always amazes me that more dont go up in flames... All that dry matter, and moving metal parts...like torch strikers..why I put a rear view mirror aimed straight to the rear....
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Re: baler fire

Postby bigbull338 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:10 am

it was a shock esp since a bearing had been replaced 2 months ago.im hoping we can get a baler thats not so bad about blowing bearings.but thats not gonna happen.
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Re: baler fire

Postby Nesikep » Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:18 am

dang that sucks.. sure makes me think twice about using a round baler, around here that could be a very bad thing
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Re: baler fire

Postby Turkeybird » Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:33 pm

What kind was it.?
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Re: baler fire

Postby bigbull338 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:18 pm

it was a jd 567 baler.nesi this is the 1st round baler weve ever had to burn up.
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Re: baler fire

Postby dun » Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:15 pm

bigbull338 wrote:it was a jd 567 baler.nesi this is the 1st round baler weve ever had to burn up.

That sucks, the 567 is a great baler, and expensive
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Re: baler fire

Postby ALACOWMAN » Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:03 pm

Any of them can burn,bad bearing or not.. Pickup tooth spark hitting a rock. Bent tooth hitting a guide. Dry chains..
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Re: baler fire

Postby True Grit Farms » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:16 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:Any of them can burn,bad bearing or not.. Pickup tooth spark hitting a rock. Bent tooth hitting a guide. Dry chains..


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Re: baler fire

Postby kenny thomas » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:33 pm

Seen a Vermeer 5410 Rebel burn a couple weeks ago.
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Re: baler fire

Postby ALACOWMAN » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:47 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
ALACOWMAN wrote:Any of them can burn,bad bearing or not.. Pickup tooth spark hitting a rock. Bent tooth hitting a guide. Dry chains..


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looks like you tried to dump the bale and too...
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Re: baler fire

Postby Jogeephus » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:00 pm

Hate to hear that.
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Re: baler fire

Postby Atimm693 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:05 pm

Had a close call last year when a bale burned shortly after dumping it.

Never did figure out why.
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Re: baler fire

Postby Silver » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:18 am

That's an awful thing to have happen, sorry for your luck. I carry an infra red thermometer and point it at all my bearings a couple of times a day. Just takes a couple of minutes, but if I see a bearing start to run a little warmer than normal I know well in advance that something needs to be done.
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