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Remote Control For Baler Pickup
Replacing the screw jack that raises and lowers the pickup on a 1980 Vermeer 605F round baler with a hydraulic cylinder lets Larry Nemeth, Yellow Creek, Sask., raise and lower the pickup from the tractor cab.
"I have a lot of low, wet ground on my farm so when the baler sinks into mud the pickup teeth dig into the ground," says Nemeth. "I wasted a lot of time getting off the tractor to turn the screw jack by hand to raise the pickup. When I reached higher ground I had to get off the tractor and turn the screw jack again to lower the pickup. The hydraulic cylinder makes it easy to always stay at the right height without getting off the tractor, saving time, pickup teeth, and hay."
When Nemeth removed the ratchet jack, there was only room for a 5-in. long hydraulic cylinder. So he cut 3 in. off a 21/2 by 8-in. cylinder, then welded the yoke back on the cylinder and "pinned" it to mounting holes for the ratchet jack. The cylinder hoses are connected to tractor hydraulic outlets.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Larry Nemeth, Box 148, Yellow Creek, Sask. Canada S0K 4X0 (ph 306 279-4724).

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