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Manual for 2 Rotor Hay Tedder

Our 2 Rotor Hay Tedder, # 81256

INSTRUCTION & PARTS


1. INTRODUCTION

This owner’s manual and spare parts catalog is included with the BALTIMATIC ® tedder. This booklet provides basic information about the construction, operation and regulation of tedder. Careful use of these instructions will ensure long-term, non-problematic use of the BALTIMATIC ® tedder. This owners manual uses warning symbols to emphasize the importance of information.


This symbol indicates important information regarding safety matters. If you see this symbol, be aware of danger and carefully read the relevant information and if necessary pass this information on to the operator. Disregarding precautions marked with this symbol can cause danger for the operator and other persons. Always follow these precautions.

The BALTIMATIC ® Tedder has a serial plate situated in front of the machine. That plate displays basic information identifying the machine.

In this owners manual:
"Left" means the left side of the driving direction
"Right" means the right side of the driving direction

2. APPLICATION


3. SAFETY AND WARNINGS

3.1. Overall security regulations


ATTENTION / CAUTION
In order to avoid danger before working with the BALTIMATIC ® tedder, read the owners manual carefully and respect the rules specified.


FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE ABOVE RULES CAN CREATE INJURY OF PEOPLE, DAMAGING OF TEDDER AND OTHERS. THE USER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INJURIES IF RULES ARE NOT RESPECTED.

3.2 Safety signs and labels


4 INFORMATION REGARDING OPERATION OF BALTIMATIC ® TEDDER

4.1. General information
The BALTIMATIC ® Hay Tedder with two rotors is a 3 point hitched machine adjusted for work at slopes no more than 12 degree and working with tractor class 0.6 and higher. Tractor should be equipped with standard front weights. For driving of BALTIMATIC ® Tedder should be used standard PTO shaft with 1 3/8’ spline in both ends. 130 NM transferring power 8KW.

4.2. Construction and work of BALTIMATIC ® Hay Tedder
It is a 3 point hitched machine, getting power from PTO shaft.
The layout of 3 point hitched points is acc. To norm ISO 730-1 & AC1: 1996.
BALTIMATIC ® Hay tedder is built from frame (1) to which are fixed working assemblies/components. Working components are rotating elements (2) to which are fixed arms (3) with doubled spring fingers (4). The power for rotating elements is coming via PTO shaft, pulleys and V-belts. Belt pulley with spring fingers rotate in opposite direction. Spring fingers touch the cut grass / straw - turning it. Support wheels (5) are following the ground to ensure even ground clearance for spring fingers. To the frame of machine are bolted safety barriers (8) preventing access to rotating working elements. To barriers are welded clamps (9) for fixing lights-warning plates (10) and triangle plate (11) (ACC. TO NOMR PN-93/r-36154

BALTIMATIC ® HAY TEDDER WITH TWO ROTATING ELEMENTS
1. 1-HITCHED FRAME, 2-ROTATING ELEMENT, 3-ARM, 4-SPRING FINGER 5-SUPPORT WHEEL, 6-SUPPORT, 7-PTO SHIELDS, 8-SAFETY BARIERE



4.3 Technical characteristics
Please see the full PDF file located on the 81256 product page. This file is best viewed on a regular computer.

4.4 Equipment
The BALTIMATIC ® Hay Tedder should be supplied with a owners manual and a spare parts catalogue.

4.5 Preparation of tractor to work with BALTIMATIC ® hay tedder
Preparation of tractor to work with BALTIMATIC ® Hay Tedder should be made in accordance with the general instructions in the owners manual for the tractor.
Lift arm pins on the tractor should be adjusted to same height as the lift arm pins on the tedder. That will make it easier to mount BALTIMATIC ® tedder to tractor.

4.6 Preparation of machine for work
Check that the BALTIMATIC ® tedder is in correct technical condition.



Remember every time before work, check the technical condition of spring fingers, the bolt connections of springs to arms and bolt connections of arms to the belt pulley.

Drawing 3. Regulation of tightening of belt:

1 - tightening bolt, 2 - tightener, 3 - regulation nut, 4 - V-belt



4.7 Mounting BALTIMATIC ® Hay Tedder to tractor

Mounting of BALTIMATIC ® Hay Tedder to tractor should be done in following steps: Disassemble draw bar from lower lift arms. Drive tractor close to frame of Hay Tedder. Stop tractor, use hand brake, turn off tractor engine and take out tractor key. Mount the top link to top of 3 point hitch on tedder and secure by using linch pins. Lift up lift arm supports of frame on tedder – mount these to lift arms on tractor and secure by lynch pins. Tighten side chains of lower lift arms on the tractor.

Mount PTO shaft to BALTIMATIC ® Hay tedder and to tractor. (The tractor side on the shaft is outside the pipe, and the tedder side on the shaft is inside the pipe). Secure chains of shield of PTO shaft to shield of machine shaft and tractor.


ATTENTION it is prohibited to mount the hay tedder to the tractor at the same time that the tractor is running. Turn off the tractor and remove the key prior to connecting BALTIMATIC ® hay tedder to tractor.

4.8 ADJUSTMENT OF BALTIMATIC ® TEDDER

Before operation and working with BALTIMATIC ® tedder it is necessary to make proper adjustments of the tedder. Correct adjustments of spring fingers and adjustments of working angle of the rotors. The control of correct adjustment of spring fingers should be done at the same time when damaged spring fingers are replaced or tightened. In order to adjust finger correctly it is necessary to use 90 degree angel bar (pos. 1 on draw. 4) In order to make regulation please make loose on fixing bolt (4 on drawing 4). Put angle bar on rotor arm acc. to drawing 4. Distance from end of spring finger to the range of angle bar should be from 1½” – 4” (40 up to 100mm). Fingers should be adjusted equally on all arms of both rotors.



Correct adjustment of spring fingers:
1 – angle bar
2 – rotor arm
3 – spring washer
4 – nut bolt
5 – spring finger

In order to achieve the proper working angel of rotors from the ground, it is necessary to adjust top link on tractor whereby the front spring fingers on the rotors will be situated 1 / 4” – 1 / 3” (4 – 10) mm over the ground.

4.9 – Operation of BALTIMATIC ® hay tedder

Newly cut grass is after been cut laying on the ground on the field – sometimes in a windrow. In the drying process the grass is tedded 3-4 times during a day. Tedding should be done during weather condition where the humidity is low. Frequent tedding enables the grass to dry quicker. BALTIMATIC ® Hay Tedder should enter the windrow of grass only when full RPM of the working rotors is achieved (rotation speed of tractor shaft 540 rpm).

During work it is recommended to find level of RPM on engine which will give speed in range of 6-12 km/h and which will give RPM of engine which refers to nominal rotation of PTO shaft. Speed should be selected depending on land condition and the quantity of grass/straw in the windrow. All material, which makes the machine to clog, should be removed when Hay Tedder is in lower position (on ground) and engine of tractor is OFF.


Before starting, be sure that no one is near or around the machine & tractor. During work do not allow people to be close to machine.

All service and repair work should be done only when BALTIMATIC®Tedder is in lower position on the ground and and the engine of tractor is OFF.


ATTENTION: It is not allowed to drive backward with tractor during work, when machine is in working position. BALTIMATIC ® Tedder should be lifted smoothly without rapid moves.

4.10 Transport

Hitched Hay tedder with two rotors when transported on public roads should be equipped with warning lights and triangle warning plates – relevant to local regulations.

During transport, BALTIMATIC ® Hay Tedder should be lifted up, to position ensuring required ground clearance.

When making turns on the road keep attention to on the length of the vehicle (tractor and hay tedder). It is not allowed to have any persons riding on the hay tedder during transport.

5. TECHNICAL SECTION

5.1 Maintaining BALTIMATIC ® hay tedder in good condition.


5.2 Post - seasonal service.


5.3 Greasing instructions

Please keep the relevant greasing periods mentioned in table 3 in the full PDF file located on the 81256 product page. This file is best viewed on a regular computer.

Prior greasing all greasing point – greasezerks should be cleaned.

5.4 Mounting V-belt




6. Storage of BALTIMATIC ® Hay Tedder



For diagrams, please see the full PDF file located on the 81256 product page. This file is best viewed on a regular computer.