Bailing on steep fields

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Agvg

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Just a pic of a field close to my home
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We do some crazy steep stuff. Other guys don’t have the balz to do it.

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At the bottom of this steep hill is a 10’ drop off into a 2 lane road. There’s no flat area to make a headland or turn around.

Below: This hill has you hanging on pretty tight. Feels like the baler could tip and “gator roll” the tractor and me with it.

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oldnslo

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Are those big square balers as top heavy as they look? I have only been up close to one and it sure looked like center of gravity would be way above the axles.
 
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@haydude, I a, just curious, what is the barn like building across the road? It has an unusual set of doors and windows in it.

Having a skilled operator helps, as does have properly set up equipment. Have you ever seen an Aebi tractor in your area?

All the best,

Peter
 
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Hay Dude

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Hay dude
Are those big square balers as top heavy as they look? I have only been up close to one and it sure looked like center of gravity would be way above the axles.
they’re pretty stable. The Hesston is very basic. It rides on 2 huge balloon tires and it sticks pretty good on hills. Its only about 24,000lbs.
The Krone is much heavier-about 38,000lbs. It has a steering axle in back and a fixed axle on the front. Both axles have brakes. When you run along a hill, the back axle tends to let the back end of the baler angle downhill if it’s unlocked. I think I will start locking the rear axle along hill sides.
 
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Round bales could become projectiles quick
Oh yeah. When I help bring in the rounds for my friends in Pyengana, a number of fields are like this.

I typically do the 'fetch and carry' job with my little (compared to theirs) 4105; there's a LOT to be aware of when doing that. First there's the slope and 'angle of attack' of picking up the round, you have to back down the hill to the collection area. BUT you also have to be aware of where the baler is and if it's ejecting a new round... because if that round starts rolling you need to figure out where it's going and calculate/make sure you get out of its way!

Fun stuff.
 
 
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