1978 - Volume #2, Issue #5, Page #21[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Hydraulic Drive For Hay Cubers
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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