Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1

    Default haybine

    Has anybody run a haybine with a compact tractor? What would be the minimum horsepower for a eight foot model to work properly? Thanks for any comments.


  2. #2
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    6,220
    Location
    central New York
    Tractor
    all makes and models

    Default Re: haybine

    Most all haybines require 30 pto horsepower. The only thing to worry about is if your have hills as they are out to the side and will throw a tractor around if on step hills and to small tractor is used.


  3. #3
    Epic Contributor Bird's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Posts
    37,522
    Location
    Texas

    Default Re: haybine

    Bruce, Art probably knows more about this than I, but John Deere's web site for their 7' 9" (model 710) says is weighs about 3180 pounds and calls for "35 PTO hp or larger". That's the smallest one they list. I believe the 9' Gehl that I've used called for 50hp. You might be able to do the job with a smaller tractor, but you probably wouldn't like it.

    Bird

  4. #4
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Posts
    6,737
    Tractor
    JD 8320 MFWD, JD 6415 MFWD, FEL, and cab, John Deere MFWD 4600, John Deere 4020, John Deere 4430, John Deere 455 mower, Deutz, and Gehl 4610 perkins skidsteer

    Default Re: haybine

    I wouldn't do it with a compact tractor and I do everything with mine. I tryed it on a 9 foot model and it was a no go. This was a brand new one as well. I know you said 8 foot but I don't think I could have handled an eight foot one either. I can run the rake and square baler no problem but need the massey for my haybine, 9 foot.


  5. #5

    Default Re: haybine

    Your PTO HP is only part of the equation... your tractor weight is another...

    Even a 3800 lb. tractor with 60 PTO hp {I'm sure someone has one [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]} would be a struggle with a 3300 lb. haybine...

    It's like the "tail wagging the dog" or have you seen a can do everything Toyota 4WD Tacoma towing a 24' Cruiser Boat up a mountainside or steep grade...

    You just need a little more "umph" to tow something that heavy versus a semi-light weight compact tractor.




  6. #6
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Posts
    686
    Location
    Westminster, Maryland
    Tractor
    Kubota B7300

    Default Re: haybine

    My Case DC is rated in the mid 30 (HP wise) Normally a baler, rake, cutter-conditione, 3 bottom plow,or 8' disk is no problem for it, but it was really struggeling with a 8 foot haybine. Tractor weight was OK (4600 Lbs) but PTO just didn't have it. I would guess something with 45 HP would be minimum if you want the tractor to last.

    Steve

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.