Vicon Acrobat hay turner

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startinghandle
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Re: Vicon Acrobat hay turner

Post by startinghandle »

there is a lug on main arm that is for transport position and right hand wheels are vertical with pin locked in hole and not slot and left wheels are locked horizontal with pin in hole.... have you got spare shear bolts for your 440 baler because you wont get any over weekend... are the knives sharp??


startinghandle
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Re: Vicon Acrobat hay turner

Post by startinghandle »

has your acrobat got stabiliser chains?... we had a cock pheasant it was a nightmare to reverse in transport position and even worse to get set up correctly but when actually set up it was good... we changed it for anew haybob in1979
DAL PZ
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Re: Vicon Acrobat hay turner

Post by DAL PZ »

In the transport position watch out for low & overhanging obstacles as the right hand wheels in the locked vertical position are quite high above you!
It was certainly the advent of the "hay bob "type machines that did for all these old bits of kit!
DAL PZ
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Re: Vicon Acrobat hay turner

Post by DAL PZ »

Starting handle I had forgotten about the stabiliser chains you crossed them from each link arm & secured them to the tractor top link mounting. On the Nuffield you had to remember to put the pins in the stabiliser arms in the rearmost holes the "free" linkage setting
smallholder
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Re: Vicon Acrobat hay turner with added IH440 baler content

Post by smallholder »

I didn't know about the stabilizer chains, being new to this what benefit would the chains give? So the Acrobat has done its job and I have to say a pretty good job on our 4 acres, its now resting until end of August if the hay grows enough!

So the next task was to drag the International 440 baler out, we hadn't used it since last year when we got it and all we did was bale up a load of cut weeds and other cut rubbish just to try it out, then it did 18 good weed bales with no adjustments or tinkering before the main drive chain snapped so we put it away for winter.
This time out the bale length setting arm didnt want to play and for some reason the string on one side of the bale was longer giving bent bales!! Then for some reason the main ram moved to one side and the chopping blades went the wrong side of each other popping the shear bolt!!, any way 2 hours wasted and managed to bodge the ram & blades to get us going, the bale length arm finally sorted itself with use much to the rear passengers delight and the strings seemed to sort themselves, no problems with the knotters though! 350bales later we were well pleased!
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