Anyone ever heard of breaking the transmission housing in half? Moving hay out of fields with gooseneck trailer on 3pt hitch, pulling up grade out of fields, split wide open and looks like cab holding it together.
Pics or it didn't happenAnyone ever heard of breaking the transmission housing in half? Moving hay out of fields with gooseneck trailer on 3pt hitch, pulling up grade out of fields, split wide open and looks like cab holding it together.
Bale weight is hard to estimate, too many factors. How dry/wet when baled ? How tight the bale was rolled. Grass is lighter than alfalfa. Could be light as 400lbs heavy as 1200lbs. I would "guess" 800-900lb range.JDSwan87, thanks for helping out the OP and posting photos........
I would like to hear some more details about the tractor and incident..
How long has the OP had the tractor and how many hours are on the tractor?
Sure hate to see such catastrophic damage.......................especially on a Green Machine and for a member on the GTT site........
Just curious, What does a 4 x 5 bale weigh?
It's worthwhile to check on insurance but if it broke in "normal" operation, I doubt the company will pay the claim. Ditto with JD standing behind the product. Unless there's clear evidence of a bad casting which can really only be determined once it's taken apart, JD is probably going to claim operator error of some kind.Jdgriffin857
I'll 2nd what Zebrafive stated but it doesn't have to be JD insurance. Do you have any type comprehensive insurance coverage on this tractor? If so insurance should pay for repair. I've had a tractor & rd baler burnt in separate fires & disk mower that hit a hidden concrete obstruction in hay field all replaced by insurance company