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It is , well spotted, took the grandkids Sunday Ferguson Heritage had a meet there..its local for us, you must have been when you were on your travels
 

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Mrs Harris said:
It is , well spotted, took the grandkids Sunday Ferguson Heritage had a meet there..its local for us, you must have been when you were on your travels
No not me, Rory and Robin were there with the coach load from Ireland at the same event. He has nearly the same pic.
From what I hear it is worth a visit.
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A few belts, a bit of paint, and a lot of patience will have her running like a sewing machine.
Is that outfit at York Shelly ?,
Ya did mean belts for the baler right :?: :lol: :lol: :lol:
And I did mean the rubber type of belts, although it might need a few of the other sort as well :lol:
 

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Ulsterscot, Well the next time they are accross here tell them to get in touch.... are they coming for Newby Hall tractor show... 500 tractors booked in I think..
 

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Roto-Baler

That was one of the best balers ever made. My dad bought a new one in 1953 ?? 4.

We wore the counter out and the baler was still going strong. Grease and twine were by far his 2 major expenses on it! The only time it needed fixing was operator error! He wound in a roped alfalfa windrow and broke one of the tension arms. He had it brazed up (This had to have been when it was still new; but he knew it was his own fault!) and by being careful about raking alfalfa right never had another break down! It was one of the most trouble free balers I had ever been around! Soft-center and a couple of well situated slip clutches and a reverse on the unit avoided most of the problems.

He used it about 25 years and it still had the original tires. It did not get much road travel; only working.

If you notice the peeled paint it was galvanized underneath and the primers did not adhere very well!

In good alfalfa hay the tractor in front would run out of power though! It would do very well baling straw though,

A-C had a fantastic system with the hand & foot clutch combintion on some of thier tractors. It came in very handy in other jobs besides baling; also great mowing thick hay!
 
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