Round baler for David Brown 990 Selectamatic

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Round baler for David Brown 990 Selectamatic

Post by travismikula » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:13 pm

Hi all!

I just picked up a David Brown 990 Selectamatic and want to find an old cheap round baler that will run will with this rig. The tractor is rated at 52 hp pto. I have found a Heston 5580, a Deere 510, or a Gehl 1850 for cheap but don't know how much hp is required. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Re: Round baler for David Brown 990 Selectamatic

Post by ollek » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:04 pm

I have found the following information's, looking at specifications on balers you mention. A Heston 5580 is told to need a minimum of 55 pto horsepower. John Deere seems to recommend more than 50 pto horsepower for their 410 model and the 510 is little bigger than the 410.

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Re: Round baler for David Brown 990 Selectamatic

Post by Scooby » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:41 pm

As soon as I saw this topic I thought "this man is after a Roto-baler" Silly me :oops:

I had to use one of these in the mid 60s with a non-livedrive Power Major. Now that would test the patience of a saint. But at least there were no knotters to play up and the hay was beautiful when fed in the Winter but probably because it had to be dead fit or you couldn't bale the stuff in the first place.

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Re: Round baler for David Brown 990 Selectamatic

Post by ALANJ » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:54 pm

The Deere 410/510 were designed for the US market ,to be operated in conjunction with IPTO which the 990 does not possess.Even with IPTO they will only bale very dry straw and hay but as soon as the sun goes behind a cloud the bale will not eject and the bottom belts invert.Finally ,the 510 is too big and heavy for the 990.
Thus I would not advise this combo .AJK.

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Re: Round baler for David Brown 990 Selectamatic

Post by travismikula » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:03 pm

Thanks Allen. Any knowledge of the other two? Seems like I can't find anything about the Gehl, but a lot of people seemed to like the Heston 5580.

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Re: Round baler for David Brown 990 Selectamatic

Post by travismikula » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:08 pm

Thanks Scooby but I think I'll pass on the roto-baler thingy. :D

Hey Ollek, I have been looking in a lot of forums today and I've read some people say that with that 5580, if I stop the bale at Ø5' then it doesn't take as much PTO power to turn it. That make sense to you? I don't need big bales if I could make it work.

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Re: Round baler for David Brown 990 Selectamatic

Post by tomryall » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:53 am

the roto baler was great fun!!!.I used one behind a non livedrive 950 back in the seventies.my orders were ,stopped before the needle dropped and gone before the bale hit the ground,try doing that with a non livedrive.

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Re: Round baler for David Brown 990 Selectamatic

Post by ljd » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:30 am

Hi I have a 1670 gehl baler and starter with my 1212 driving it then went to 1494 now I drive it with my 1694 which drives it very well, silage needs more hp that hay. the 1870 baler is bigger again so the 990 might be working hard, you would have to use lower gears and take longer.
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Re: Round baler for David Brown 990 Selectamatic

Post by SteveCollett » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:39 am

There is no reason this tractor would not have a live drive PTO. this is one with a double clutch.
Without it I would not try and run a baler.
If your land is flat it will probably run a smaller round baler, but may struggle if you are trying to get the chamber pressure high

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Re: Round baler for David Brown 990 Selectamatic

Post by travismikula » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:45 pm

My 990 does have the livedrive 2-stage clutch, so I do have live PTO. I found a NH 847 for a good price. That's a 4x5 bale. I have to stay under $2000 for my baler so I know I'm looking at older balers that may not be super awesome to run, but I only have about 8 acres to bale, so I can put up with something that I need to pull slow and that is a little temper-mental. I also don't need super pretty bales. I don't think my moo-moos will care as long as they aren't just blobs of loose garbage. Any thoughts on those NH 847s?

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Re: Round baler for David Brown 990 Selectamatic

Post by DB780 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:49 am

We sold Claas rollants back in the 80's which worked well with DB's.

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Re: Round baler for David Brown 990 Selectamatic

Post by SteveCollett » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:32 pm

I have no knowledge of the NH 847 , is this the chain and slat model? If you want advice on these it may be better posting questions on The Farming Forum. Although it is specifically a British site it is a fount of knowledge on many different machines.
If you log on to it there is a machinery section specialising in just that, al;lthough it is a long time since the NH round balers were sold in the UK

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Re: Round baler for David Brown 990 Selectamatic

Post by tomryall » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:43 pm

If you could find a 4' wide round baler the 990 would be much happier also it be a lot easier on your front end loader.I have seen 4.JDS up here in Canada don't know the model number.also claas 4' a soft centre baler would make a lighter bale .

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Re: Round baler for David Brown 990 Selectamatic

Post by skyrydr2 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:20 am

In your case Travis I would square bale it! Its only 8 acres . Try and find a Krone 125 or 130 Bellima they make a 4x5 bale and only need 35 hp to run. And are much simpler than the others mentioned.
Really a small square baler would be my option unless you have no barn to keep the hay in? Rounds are a royal pain to handle and store unless you have a large operation. And you get a lot of waste from being left out. I dont bother with them . Besides I can sell the small squares 200 to 1 round bale. Best deal going is to sell 7-8 small squares and buy a big round ! And get 200# more hay for free.

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Re: Round baler for David Brown 990 Selectamatic

Post by bedwards1966 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:48 pm

I have no personal experience of them but NH balers are generally known for being reliable.

If you're not on steep hills and don't have to bale wet rubbish you can manage with far less horsepower than some jobs require. Also, for as little as 8 acres it's not likely to be the end of the world if you have to drop down a gear and go a little slower, it's not as though you're doing thousands.

Square bales are a real pain, and you need lots of manpower and good storage. Round bales of hay are within the capabilities of a 990 and far easier!

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