Shelly said:Are you meaning silage bales? If so, then yeah we've done it. You just have to make your bales alot smaller.
TimH said:We've made thousands of silage bales with our Vermeer Super J baler. No problems at all.
I had a look at a new "M" model baler, on a dealer lot. It has two small augers on either side of the extra wide pickup. It looked to me like wet silage material might tend to wrap on these augers. Maybe not.
frenchie said:Anyone here puting up baleage with a Vermeer baler. Dealer claims any Vermeer baler can do baleage.Your thoughts.
Alabama said:I think I need to start rolling baleage. This rain cured hay is killing me. I bet I could cut one day and roll the next with that thing.
I need a new bailer.
what does one of those things run.
What do I need to know about feeding baleage?
Masseyman said:I've run into a new problem and am looking for some considered input.
I'm baling Haylage with my Vermeer 504i.
The machine is turning four belts, two 14 inchers on the outsides and two 6 inchers in the middle.
Yesterday about half way thru my mowed acres I shredded an outside belt. The belts are laced with the OEM "Clipper" style laces. The lace split out of the belt ends like a zipper.
I took my damaged belt over to the local JD dealer (only guys with a repair shop in the state). Their in stock repair lacing is the Alligator type.
Now, I've seen the ads for these new lacings but had never used em and didn't have an opinion one way or another And I wanted the repair done now. So I paid em for the work, went back home, threaded the belt and proceeded to go back to work.
During the course of baling I noticed that the repaired belt was tracking a bit to one side but pressed on.
On the next to last bale I looked back and observed that the lace on the new belt had begun to part! I shut down, dumped the bale and inspected the situation. The friction on the belt guide had resulted in the lace pin being yanked out of the rubbing end of the lacing and mangled it.
First, in making the repair the shop had trimmed about an inch and a half off my belt length. That may or may not have had something to do with the tracking to one side...
But, it occurs to me that the Clipper lacing is much more flexible and is able to allow the belt to "roll" up on itself or rub on a belt guide without much affect on the lacing. The Alligator lacing however is pretty darn stiff and is held together with a rigid wire type rod which is not able to flex at all.
So, when the belt tracks to one side and rubs on a belt guide the Alligator lacing is probably going to have immediate damage. They don't tell you that in the commercials for the product.
I've never run Deere or NH round balers. Do they have solid metal belt guides to keep the belts on course too?
Seems like I'm going to have to find a belt shop that can do Clipper lacing.
Any other thoughts on what I'm dealing with?