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Bale probes

Postby Nicky » Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:12 am

What kind of bale moisture testers do you guys use, and are you happy with it? We had a John Deere and liked it, but it is having issues now.

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Re: Bale probes

Postby Traveler » Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:57 am

Nicky wrote:What kind of bale moisture testers do you guys use, and are you happy with it? We had a John Deere and liked it, but it is having issues now.
What kind of issues? Does it have a fresh battery, and doesn't it use a little rectangular 9 volt?

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Re: Bale probes

Postby Nicky » Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:17 am

Has a new battery, doesn't seem to be reading accurately. Baler will say the moisture is fine and it will read super high. Borrowed the neighbors and it agreed with the baler.

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Re: Bale probes

Postby Amo » Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:45 pm

Most of your bale probes are made by farm ex. I had a John Deere, it died. Now I have a Case IH. Look around you will find the exact same thing with a Farm Ex lable where it says deere or Case IH.

I guess other than that, my first one was a two piece set up with a telephone cord type set up between the probe and the read out. The cord went bad. I now have one with the probe attached right to the read out part. I like it better.

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Re: Bale probes

Postby Big Muddy rancher » Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:18 pm

Maybe take the battery out for 5 minutes :wink: :wink:

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Re: Bale probes

Postby AC Diesel » Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:55 pm

I know two people who are having problems with their baler monitor reading 5 points drier than their probes.

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Re: Bale probes

Postby Nicky » Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:10 am

AC Diesel wrote:I know two people who are having problems with their baler monitor reading 5 points drier than their probes.

Really? Big square or round bale?

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Re: Bale probes

Postby Nicky » Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:11 am

Big Muddy rancher wrote:Maybe take the battery out for 5 minutes :wink: :wink:

Never know, :D :D

Just remember you heard it here first. :) :) :cowboy:


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Re: Bale probes

Postby JDBalerman » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:24 pm

Some balers only measure the top of the swath. The top can be much drier than the bottom, especially if the hay is not cured yet'
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Re: Bale probes

Postby AC Diesel » Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:57 am

They were round balers a JD 568 and a JD 569.

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Re: Bale probes

Postby Amo » Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:15 am

AC Diesel wrote:They were round balers a JD 568 and a JD 569.


Well thats the whole problem!

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Re: Bale probes

Postby Nicky » Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:11 pm

We wouldn't trade our round baler! Got another John Deere probe, left our old one to see if they can fix it.


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