Posted 11/21/2023 06:14 (#10490337) Subject: Last week I did 66 stalk bales in 59 min 57 sec.
Good corn but short field. Volume was pretty good to match tractor gearing. No stops for anything (Net change, chain lubing, rocks)
Yesterday I did 332 bales in 6 hours and 4 mins. Long field but not maxing out the baler. I could have jumped 1 gear most times but too rough and I don't like to run that fast in stalks. There were 4 stops. 1 net roll change and chain lube. 2 other chain lube and coffee removal. And stopped long enough for my wife to hand me lunch.
Just shy of 11,000hr JD 7210 running 1900 RPM in C3 mostly at 6.6 MPH plus/minus
A will be 3year old next early summer JD460M with Mega Wide head with now 10,500 bales. Bale size set at 58" but by the time it's stopped and wrapped probably averaged 61"