Haymaking requires a bit of luck for success, since only when the weather cooperates can you seize the opportunity. So, taking chances with your New Holland baler operations is not an option.
Before starting your baler after an extended storage period, review the machine preparation procedures in your operating manual and consider the following important checkpoints:
• Operate baler for a minimum of ten minutes with the tractor running at half throttle. After test run, shut the machine off and adjust any moving parts that experience interferences.
• Inspect safety reflectors and lights.
• Replace lacing cables at the beginning of the season.
• Visually inspect all hydraulic connections.
• Run baler to make sure belts track properly.
• Check indicators for proper operation, including tailgate latch, twine tube position, bale size and hydraulic pressure.
• Lubricate chains.
• Check grease level of the automatic lubrication system.
• Check drive chain tension.
• Periodically check wheel bolt torque.
• Check pickup to match crop and ground conditions.
• Grease balers with central lubrication system.
• Check grease level on balers with automatic central lubrication system.
• Check chain alignment and tension.
• Lubricate chains as needed.
• Inspect knotter area to make sure all components turn freely.
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