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Hydraulic Drive For Hay Cubers
If you're in the market for hay cubing equipment, you'll want to check with Warren and Baerg Mfg., of Dinuba, Ca. They specialize in hydraulic drive conversions for used hay cube rs.
Compared to new hay cubers, which cost about $70,000, the firm buys used hay cubers, rebuilds and converts them to total hydraulic drive, then sells them for about $40,000. "They have about 50% more capacity than a new conventional hay cuber, cost about half as much and last about twice as long," Cecil Warren told FARM SHOW. If you already own a hay cuber, Warren and his partner, Bob Baerg, will rebuild it with completely hydraulic drives for right at $14,000.
Advantages they claim for their hydraulic drive conversion include: "Eliminates costly downtime, changing belts and cylinder repair; eliminates vibration from variable
speed pulleys; gives you an infinitely variable field working range from 0 to 7 mph; gives you quick and easy reverse in picking scattered windrows; and the Hydrostat transmission also serves as a brake which has been a weak point." The conversion takes 10 to 20 hp. load off the main drive belt, meaning less horsepower loss to the cuber drum.
The $14,000 conversion "package", which boosts capacity of Deere cubers an estimated 10 tons per day, includes $4,400 for the Hydrostat (which includes a completely rebuilt transmission and pto unit); $500 for the hydraulic pump conversion; $4,500 for the conveyor and elevator conversion, and $5,000 for the pickup and feeding system.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Warren and Baerg Mfg., 39950 Road 108, Dinuba, Cal. 93618 (ph 209 591-6790).

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