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Roto-Baler Just Keeps On Rolling
Glenn Shultz claims his old Allis Chalmers Roto-Baler can run rings around any new small square baler. He recalls his dad once making 415 bales in less than an hour and a half.
But Shultz says the best thing about the Roto-Baler is that it makes beautiful hay. "Put it up right, and when you roll a bale back out, all the leaves are still on it. "
Shultz bought a used Roto-Baler for $200 when he started farming on his own in 1977. He used it for about 10 years and only replaced a few dollars worth of bolts.
Recently he restored it, repainting, replacing the deck over the top, and putting on new belts.
"The original belts were endless belts, but we use spliced ones now," notes Shultz. "The most difficult part was getting decals. The only place I could find them was Wacker Decals in Nebraska."
Even Wacker (ph 402 582-4874) didn't have the warning sign that mounted above the conveyer platform. Shultz went to a local sign shop and had one made and fabricated a metal shield to put it on.
He also restored a 1936 Allis WC his dad bought new. He takes the tractor and baler to shows now.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Glenn B. Shultz, 143 Endslow Rd., Marietta, Penn. 17547 (ph 717 426-4703) .


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2009 - Volume #33, Issue #6