We have a New Holland 5060 baler which is now going thru it’s 5th season and like the odometer on a car, balers have a counter that keeps record of every bale it makes as they pass through.
Well, foolish me, while talking to a neighbor, I was bragging how the bale counter is over 35,000 bales and I have only broken one shear pin; I don’t turn the counter back after a field is done, instead I keep a little book in the tractor where I write down each field’s production along with each cutting. Multiple cuttings are usually don and I also keep track of different crops baled, such as straw vs hay.
In short I was piling it on deep in the brag department, showing that I don’t write all my records in the dust on the baler, like my father did! Just call me ‘modern Eddie, Extraordinaire…
Open mouth, Insert foot…Saturday I went through every shear pin I had with me, while baling so I quit for the day and went down, tore the shop apart and found six more and blew them by mid-day Sunday…Father’s Day no less… having checked every adjustment umpteen times and read the ‘book’ I got at purchase, back and forward…It was time!
Yes, I admit defeat! Tomorrow (monday) the dealer will be called and because I hate service calls so bad; also knowing this is something very simple that I should have seen.
My last resort in explaining my jproblem I’ll kinda’ ask ‘Well maybe there is something I should try before you drive all the way down here!!’ Let’s hope the damned ‘book’, or excuse me, Owner’s manual should go under my pillow…Osmosis…because I got done before midnight so I’m getting some sleep tonite.