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Re: wheel hay rake

Post by pricefarm » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:56 pm

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jltrent wrote:Stopped at the local dealer yesterday and took a look at the new Vermeer balers. As cfpinz said a remake with singularities to a JD baler. I may send an email to Vermeer and ask why the change?


I'll be curious how they respond.

Betting it'll have to do with simplification. I love my M, but that pickup head has a ton of moving parts - and in turn, wear items.


That's what I like best about them is the pick up, a lot less moving parts

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Re: wheel hay rake

Post by 1982vett » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:58 pm

jltrent wrote:Stopped at the local dealer yesterday and took a look at the new Vermeer balers. As cfpinz said a remake with singularities to a JD baler. I may send an email to Vermeer and ask why the change?

Get him to price you one of these

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kbFB-874lrE
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Re: wheel hay rake

Post by jltrent » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:10 am

1982vett wrote:
jltrent wrote:Stopped at the local dealer yesterday and took a look at the new Vermeer balers. As cfpinz said a remake with singularities to a JD baler. I may send an email to Vermeer and ask why the change?

Get him to price you one of these

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kbFB-874lrE


I need one of those...........a zero turn SELF-PROPELLED BALER.

https://www.agriculture.com/news/machin ... lled-baler

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Re: wheel hay rake

Post by Supa Dexta » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:57 am

Just pointing out Valtra isn't killed off.

https://www.valtra.com/

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Re: wheel hay rake

Post by jltrent » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:11 am

Supa Dexta wrote:Just pointing out Valtra isn't killed off.

https://www.valtra.com/
Looks to be one dealer/company left in the US 0f A. We had a dealer around here for several years (no longer) and people had good luck with them, but I would say support and parts is not like it was. No dealers in Canada.

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Re: wheel hay rake

Post by Chris H » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:17 am

I broke the reel on my old IH mower/conditioner last year and bought a used NH haybine to replace it. The lady was selling all her hay equipment and I ended up buying her 2 basket tedder and a wheel rake. I kept my old 4 bar IH rake. I don't see any way to rake more than (2) 9' swaths with the wheel rake. So on the light 2nd cutting hay I've been using the old 4 bar rake and kicking swath's 1 & 4 in and then taking the wheel rake over it to get all 4 into one. My wheel rake only opens to a V configuration, are there other configurations out there? The wheel rake certainly speeded up raking.

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Re: wheel hay rake

Post by Atimm693 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:10 pm

Supa Dexta wrote:Just pointing out Valtra isn't killed off.

https://www.valtra.com/


I meant that they are no longer sold in the United States. If you look on Tractor House there are none for sale that are newer than the mid 2000s. They are still alive and well in Europe.

Any Agco dealer can get parts, sometimes they take a little while though.

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