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Mon Feb 2, 2015 01:23 PM CST

Q: I live in an unusual area in Texas where we use both wire and twine balers. I have two John Deere 348 balers, one is a wire and the other is a twine, and I’m having problems with both. When the baler metering wheel trips in the slot to tie, the shear pin in the flywheel snaps. They both snap the pin even though there is little hay going into the baler, so I know the pin is not shearing from overload. Sometimes they will bale five bales without shearing the pin, ...

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