1989 - Volume #13, Issue #4, Page #23[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Twine Travel Monitor
"Many times there's a lot of dust in front of the baler and it isn't easy to see twine traveling. Since I installed this monitor, I haven't made a bale with twine in it. The monitor also works as a twine tightener to keep twine tight on bales and keep loose twine from catching in belts or rollers." The monitor consists of two small spring-tensioned pieces of flat iron that bolt to the side of the baler. Twine runs through the center of this monitor arm, which is connected by spring to a micro-switch. The switch is normally open but when twine is traveling, it pulls the switch closed, activating a blinking light in the tractor-cab (he used an auto blinker). Tension on the monitor arm can be adjusted to keep twine tight. Thompson bought all parts he needed for less than $10.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Don Thompson, HC 72, Box 54, Sutherland, Neb. 69165 (ph 308 764-2329).
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