NEWS
Ask the Mechanic
Tue Mar 5, 2013 01:45 PM CST

I read your earlier article with interest on how to maintain the length of square bales coming out of the baler. I don’t have a problem with long (snake) bales or short (value-added) bales, but I do have a problem with crooked (banana) bales. If I were selling my hay to Dole or to a monkey zoo, I would be fine. How can I get the twine the same length on both sides of the baler?

This is a common problem that can require occasional field adjustments. Let’s see if we can straighten out that ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, researchers produce orange-colored corn with sight-saving capabi...
  • Strong Immunity Wins Two weeks after calving, cows lose body condition. But if she is short on nutrients, too, that dr...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Farm lenders should halt their petty rivalry and focus on agriculture's best interest: Our nation...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • GOP Picks Conaway as House Ag Chairman The House Republican Steering Committee on Tuesday selected Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, as the...
  • Head Start A Pennsylvania teen has two years of a farm-to-fork business under his belt and is looking to exp...
  • Woodbury: Farm Family Business One of the world's wealthiest families measures success not in dollars but in authenticity.
  • Ask the Vet A warning about bull breeding soundness.
Related News Stories
The Need for Speed
A Machine Shed's Second Life
Machinery Chatter
Used Equipment Prices to Fall?
Machinery Chatter
Another Headwind for Drones
Machinery Chatter
Tools Apply Inputs With Precision
Machinery Chatter
Russ' Vintage Iron