Hi, I have received my speedy grease gun and locknlube coupler and used it for the 1st time yesterday and to say I was impressed would be an understatement. I went round the whole crane without it popping off any of the grease nipples. Finally a grease gun that you don't need 3 hands to operate. Brilliant. I can't leave a review on Facebook etc as I'm not on it but please feel free to use this review on any social media.
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Replaced a teagle 8080 with a mchale two winters ago.
Both machines are well built and will last very well (if greased and adjusted periodically!!)
For myself the design and engineering of the Mchale seemed better for my job.
If using big hestons then you'll need to spec the teagle with the side extensions or it chucks straw over the edge. The mchale doesn't through stuff over the side.
The mchale comes with a wide angle pto as standard, this means you can keep the thing spinning moving between sheds.
The Mchale cross beater rotor is engaged independently of the flywheel. The latter is spun up to speed before there's any chance of forage entering. This practically prevents blockages in straw. This also reduces wear on the tractor pto clutch by allowing the flywheel to be kept spinning between sheds without any stuff being blown out. The teagle will break a few shear bolts because if the bale isn't fully blown out, it MUST be reversed from the cross beater before trying to restart the Pto. You dont need to reverse the Mchale floor.
Does the teagle come as standard with remote door and floor controls on the machine? They are (again!) standard on the Mchale and loading round bales you would not want to be without them!
When you block the flywheel on the teagle it involves much swearing, skint knuckles, and generally a fence post down the chute trying to force it backwards.
If you manage to block the Mchale, it has a very simple system of holes in the flywheel that you put a bar into which very quickly and easily clears it.
If you spec up the teagle to be the same as the Mchale, I doubt there's much price difference. However there is a big difference in user friendliness!
The mchale has further significant advantages in engineering design when feeding out silage bales (which I have over a thousand a year of) but the op said it's mainly for straw.
Would just like to say many thanks for the quick delivery of my order and also, it is the best grease gun that I have used and this is after trying many in my years!!!
Steve and Penny
Steve and his partner Penny grow 450 acres of grass in Lincolnshire specifically for the equine market. The introduction of the Bale Baron® has enabled us to bale and stack upto 4000 bales per day into the barn, with the help of only one loader driver. I like the Bale Baron® for it's simplicity, with minimal moving parts and the proven double knot system of the Hesston knotters, identical to our own big baler. The Bale Baron® works quickly and does not hinder our Welger 830 baler.
Moving bales from the field is always a slow process, not with the Bale Baron®, trailers are loaded with 500/600 bales in approx half an hour. With a slight modification The Bale Baron® will tie packs of twelve, this is a great advantage to our small bale haylage business as we can wrap packs of twelve quickly and then wrap them as individuals when time allows.
This season we baled 35,000 hay bales and approx 8000 straw, in 2011 we aim to bale 60/70,000 hay and 10,000 straw. Lorries were previously loaded by hand, not any more, packs are loaded easily by teleporter, the only time we handle the bales is when we deliver to customers unless of course they have a machine!!!
Convinced I needed to tap into the premium small bale equine market I was converted to small bale packing 5 years ago. I ran a Bale Bandit in the first year but could not achieve the capacity I required and therefore purchased a second Bale Bandit.
I continued for two years and eventually purchased an Arcusin Bale Packer to try to solve the problem of putting through the desired quantity of bales. I still found myself struggling and in desperation started to convert my customers over to big bales until I was introduced to the Bale Baron. Bale Baron UK convinced me that the Bale Baron® would meet the capacity and reliability that I needed.
In the first year I have baled over 42,000 bales and couldn't have been more impressed with the Bale Baron and I am convinced that in a normal yielding year I could have easily baled the 60,000-70,000 bales that I am looking for. On top of all the other benefits of the Bale Baron® I have been able to use up my big bale twine left over from last year!
We have a Bale Baron… Hesston knotter stack puts 4 strings around 21 small bales… unbelievable bit kit…
British Farming Forum, 30 August 2012
Aaah… I see… we have the newer version… "Bale Baron"… best bit kit to be available to farmers in the 22 years I've been in farming… revolutionised the small bale job…
British Farming Forum, 21 June 2012