EQUIPMENT NEWS
Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:16 AM CDT

With the amount of hay fed last winter plus drought in parts of the Plains and West, there likely will be localized hay shortages this year. Every bale will be important. So, the last thing you need is a balky baler. As they say, time is quality in the hay business, and quality is money.

It’s not possible to cover every maintenance scenario for a round baler. But there is a doable list of preventative maintenance you can perform to dramatically raise the odds your baler will stay in the field. I wrote ...

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