How to Make Tight Bales With a Case International 8420 Round Baler

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Last Updated on September 16, 2022

If you own a Case International 8420 round baler, you may be wondering how to make tight bales. The first step is to thread the twine through the baler’s twine tube and twine tensioning system. Thread the twine until it extends 12 to 15 inches beyond the end of the tube. When finished, cut off the twine and tie the twine end to the baler to prevent it from unthreading.

Less than 6.5 gpm

The less than 6.5 gpm Case International 8420 round baler is designed to produce tight bales and is suitable for a range of different applications. The model tested here was one of the most popular round balers on the market. Its impressive specifications and impressive price make it a good choice for any tight bale producer. Despite the high price tag, we were pleased with its performance.

In our tests, the Case International 8460 yielded approximately 0.9 ton/acre and 2.0 tons/ha, and its instantaneous workrate ranged from 12.0 to 16.2 tons per hour. The case baler demonstrated excellent resistance to bale weathering, with moisture penetration measured to less than one-quarter inch (6 mm) across the top and sides of a round bale. Leaf loss ranged from 1.0 to 3.2% at 15% moisture content.

Another model tested by the Case International 8460 was a less-than-6.5 gpm round baler for tight-bale production. The 8460’s performance in alfalfa was exceptional, with an instantaneous workrate of 13.0 tons/h. The 8460’s operator manual is well written and features good safety measures.

Problems with open throat baler

If you’re thinking about buying an open-throat round baler, be prepared to deal with a couple of potential problems. These problems are most common with older balers that use compression rollers to move the material. Newer models, however, use only a single roller to churn the material. These balers are known for their safety features, but their design can lead to accidents.

Modern baler belts allow for more well-bundled round bales

While the weight of a single bale may be light enough for a single person to handle, larger round bales can weigh up to 100 pounds. Many modern balers allow for adjustable chamber pressure, allowing for shorter bales that are easier to handle. Some balers are even designed to handle stretch wrap. To avoid problems associated with moving large bales, check the manufacturer’s manual before buying one.

The operator manual provided by the manufacturer is comprehensive, and clearly illustrated. It includes useful information about the machine’s operation, maintenance, servicing, and adjustments. The operator’s guide also contains detailed safety instructions. While the manual does not list all possible problems, it includes important details like how to replace a broken belt and the corresponding adjustments to maintain its optimal performance. It also includes a history of the machine, from its beginnings in the 1800s to its latest incarnation.

The two parts of the agricultural baler are the chassis and bale forming chamber. The movable chamber part (14), which retracts when the feed passes through the machine, consists of endless belts. The belts are driven by rollers to form a loop inside each chamber. Then, the forming chamber is closed to prevent contamination. A well-bundled round bale will contain less oxygen and last longer.

A heavy asymmetrical flywheel is attached to the plunger and knife, providing extra compression forces while packing a hay or straw bale. Knotters are used to tie off the bales, which is then driven out the rear of the baling chamber. The wrapped bale is then dropped to the ground or sent to a wagon towed behind the baler for processing.

New models have offset bearing plates to prevent an obstacle caused by rollers and bolts. They also have an inlet located at the top of the bale forming chamber, and are arranged in such a way that the feed inlet can move freely. Modern baler belts also feature hex idler bearings, allowing for better stability and durability. You can be assured that you’ll get a well-bundled round bale when you buy a modern model from a reputable manufacturer.

Twine loading

When preparing to load your Case International 8420 round baler, you must first thread the twine through the twine arm. You will then need to thread the twine through the twine tube and tensioning system, pulling the twine about 12 to 15 inches beyond the end of the baler’s twine box. Once the twine is properly threaded, tie the loose end of the twine to the baler to prevent it from unthreading during transport.

Loading twine is an intricate process and should be completed according to the instructions found in the machine’s operator’s manual. You can find several helpful videos on how to use various equipment and the haymaking process on Tips Notebook. Before operating the equipment, always read the manual and follow all safety procedures. This will ensure that you are safe while operating the machine. And remember to follow all instructions for safe operation.

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Mindy Vu is a part time shoe model and professional mum. She loves to cook and has been proclaimed the best cook in the world by her friends and family. She adores her pet dog Twinkie, and is happily married to her books.