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tom upton
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Haybine 488 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Yes I have a 479 which is similar. keep good guards and knife on it, and grease on wobble box every couple acres. You can cut hay at anywhere up to about 4 MPH. If they have one fault it is the push bar in front of machine will bend back into reel in heavy hay. I and many others have welded a reinforcing bar across in front of it and your good to go. Makes a real nice windrow of nicely conditioned hay.



 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:19 am    Post subject: Re: Haybine 488 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I know they have wobble box issues. My neighbor has one. It is a good machine though. 200 acres is a lot, but if you got time it is ok. I ran a JD 1219 which is similar for 25 years for the old man and then bought one myself. I loved it. We did prolly the same number of acres per year. It takes time for sure. I have a discbine now and wouldn't go back to a haybine because of time. I did like cutting with my 1219 though. I knew it better than I knew my wife... don't tell her that.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:30 am    Post subject: Re: Haybine 488 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

why are you so negative of the disc unit I ran one for years, did very nice job and boy could you mow
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:21 am    Post subject: Re: Haybine 488 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I needed something a few years ago and didn't want to spend the money for a discbine. As usual I over researched it, yup 488 hands down. They still make them, that tells you something. And parts should be available.

Turns out I didn't it after all. It was not hard to sell.

Paul
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:10 am    Post subject: Re: Haybine 488 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

$250 bucks ! How lucky can a guy get ?!?
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Haybine 488 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply Tom! Are you using stub guards on yours or regular guards?
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Haybine 488 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thank you all for the replies, I greatly appreciate it!
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Haybine 488 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-Jhwis wrote:
(quoted from post at 06:19:55 04/01/20) I know they have wobble box issues. My neighbor has one. It is a good machine though. 200 acres is a lot, but if you got time it is ok. I ran a JD 1219 which is similar for 25 years for the old man and then bought one myself. I loved it. We did prolly the same number of acres per year. It takes time for sure. I have a discbine now and wouldn't go back to a haybine because of time. I did like cutting with my 1219 though. I knew it better than I knew my wife... don't tell her that.



They don't have "wobble box issues", it's just that the wobble boxes need lube every few hours. It's not a huge deal to grease them twice a day. They do wear out, but so does every other sickle drive system over time. If they are well cared for they last a long, long time. If they aren't, not so much. I prefer the Hesston drive myself, but NH has a lot going for it.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Haybine 488 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

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