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  1. #1
    New Member
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    Jun 2012
    Council Bluffs Iowa
    IH 686

    Default timing a IH 46 baler

    How do you time the needles to the plunger and knotter on a IH 46 baler? The book doesn't tell you. It says to call your IH service technician. They haven't heard of a BALER must less have worked on one.

  2. #2
    Platinum Member
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    Jul 2003
    under the elephant\'s tail [ ontario can.]
    john deere 3130, universal

    Default Re: timing a IH 46 baler

    we had that model something like 35 yrs ago so my memory is foggy. One day we hit a big wad of damp hay and twisted the driveshaft that goes from the flywheel to the knotter area like a piece of licorice. To put the new one on we ran the plunger in as far as it would go and turned the fork that pulls hay into chamber and knotters to top dead centre. I believe we turned the pto shaft with a bar to make sure that nothing was going to bang into each other for a cycle or two. I would think that then when the tripper signals that the bale is long enough the rest should cycle properly.

  3. #3
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Knoxville PA

    Default Re: timing a IH 46 baler

    International sold a separate manual just for the knotters when they built that baler. They show up on ebay pretty regularly.

  4. #4
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    Apr 2012
    Manitoba Canada
    ford 9n Case dx 55

    Default Re: timing a IH 46 baler

    There was a book as I worked for a fellow and he had that baler. It wouldn't tie a lick but I got it working real well by doing what the book said.

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