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Old 05-30-2008, 08:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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A gentleman from Minnesota (Bob R.) called me this week and asked about a side mount baler that the historical society here has. He's trying to put together a list of all the balers left, their serial numbers, and where they're located.

As far as he and I know, there are roughly 10 of these units left in the USA. He had a list of names and phone number of those people, but he has not been able to get ahold of all of them.

I was wondering if any of you folks know of someone who has one of these things. There may be more out there that we don't know about.

Bob indicated that once all this information was gathered, there was a lady in FENA who might write an article about the balers and their locations. he could not remember the name of the lady.

In a related note - I am in need of some of the hitch parts for these balers and similar implements. I need the part that goes between the lift arms and goes up to the top link connection point on the tractor.


If you aren't familiar with the balers, here's a link to a picture of an advertisement about them:

http://fileserver7.jpghosting.com/images....897a9ae95f9.jpg



If you know of anyone with one of these balers, or are interested in them in general, or might have some hitch parts for them, please email me at:

rsitruss (at) Yahoo (dot) com


I also have more pictures if any of you are interested in seeing them.
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Old 05-30-2008, 11:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Here is one, lets see some more!
1952 Ferguson TO-30, SN TO-148537, owned by Joyce Richards of Isle, Minnesota, with a Ferguson Side-Mounted Baler
http://www.oldfergusontractors.com/G...ordan_2005.htm
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Old 05-31-2008, 06:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the information so far, guys.

I've met Mr. Kimball and seen his baler in person. And I know that Bob has talked to him.

I will call Bob with the information about the other one in Minnesota.
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I thought I'd post a few more pictures and some info.

This is the picture of the baler I work with. The baler was originally purchased by my Dad's Father. the TO-30 belonged to me Mother's Father. So the tractor and baler are a sort of an unusual "marriage".



Underneath the front of the bale chamber is a "U" shaped bracket. Does anyone know that it was for?




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The red arrows in this shot show the part of the linkage that we're missing for our baler.








This picture shows the extra parts for the baler we have. I assume the thing on top is a clutch that bolts to the right rear wheel.

below that are a couple of drive shafts and a gear box of some sort - Probably to drive the wheel on the right side of the baler. I have never tried to mount those things.

The other things below that, I have no idea.

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didn't know they ever made such a baler like that. keep up the good job all.
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So bosshog what was Ferguson's idea behind the Side Mount stuff?
Was it to be more like a SP? Like the Uni-harvester?
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That baler looks like a Massey Ferguson #10 (early model).

You can get the pickup teeth, and the bands from Agco's MF Heritage line. I'll look up numbers in AgcoPartsBook. I'm guessing I can dig up more parts, but I'd need a serial # from you.

From the bottom up, the first thing is a three-point-hitch center adjusting link. I don't know what that second shaft is, but the third and fifth are PTO shafts from the looks of it (need a picture from the end of one).

The bracket underneath is for a "tray" shield that keeps the plunger arm from hitting rocks, soil, etc. They had that very early on, and then put it back on late-model 120 series balers.


I cut my teeth by baling hay on a 1961 #10, 1964 #12, and a 1978 #124 (baling since I was 12, rebuilt the blasted things dozens of times. We did 25,000 bales/year with each, in succession).

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Old 06-24-2008, 01:51 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm not entirely sure. Maybe it was so the operator had better visibility, since the implement was right up beside them?

Or maybe they thought it would turn tighter than a pulled implement?

Ot could it be that they were trying to make something that would ONLY fit their tractors?


I just don't know that much about the stuff...
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Old 06-24-2008, 01:56 AM   #10 (permalink)
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To christianH:


"You can get the pickup teeth, and the bands from Agco's MF Heritage line. I'll look up numbers in AgcoPartsBook. I'm guessing I can dig up more parts, but I'd need a serial # from you[/i]."

The serial number on this one is 2338



"From the bottom up, the first thing is a three-point-hitch center adjusting link. "

It may well be. but it looks different than any top link I've ever seen. I wonder if it's a shipping brace that takes the place of a hydraulic cylinder on the haylage machine. But that's only a guess.



"I don't know what that second shaft is, but the third and fifth are PTO shafts from the looks of it (need a picture from the end of one)."


They look a heck of a lot heavier than PTO shafts. I think they're more likely the shaft that drives the right wheel on the implement.

But again, I'm just speculating.



"The bracket underneath is for a tray shield that keeps the plunger arm from hitting rocks, soil, etc. "


that's good to know - no one else has had any idea what it was.
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