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JOSHJA 220196 393 Ford New Holland 8240 with loader second try. either
Ford New Holland 8240 with loader second try.
Hi everyone, today we needed an extra tractor since our
TM125 was stacking and loading bales in the field, our TV145
was hooked up to the bale processor (similar to a feed wagon
only it self-loads whole bales at a time) and our 7710 was
running a grain auger at the neighbors. So we borrowed our
neighbors Ford New Holland 8240 PowerStar with a loader to
unload the bales here at home. Which is what I got to
operate today. :-)
Re: Ford New Holland 8240 with loader second try.
Although its older and not as user friendly as our new
tractors, its often nice just to have a change once in a
while. Its also cool to drive some of the equipment just
prior to our own to see just how much we've advanced. Now,
I noticed a few things here that were a little dangerous.
Now, in our tractors we spear a bale on a truck and curl the
bucket all the way back, so that's what I did on this one.
This(the picture) is what I got. The fact that it has a
high-capacity hydraulic flow pump it really swung that bale
into that position. See next post for more.
Re: Ford New Holland 8240 with loader second try.
Now, if you take into consideration that with a fork like
this you are supposed to grab it from underneath(like shown
in the photo; its just lucky I hadn't grabbed it like that
in picture 2, there have been a number of people in the area
killed from bales falling off the bucket an on to the cab)
Also note that the loader isn't even all the way up, when it
is, the tip of the forks stick further back then at the base
so its even worse!! :-(
Re: Ford New Holland 8240 with loader second try.
Aren't these bales perfect? They look like they are made of
plastic. By the way, they are straw bales, used for bedding
for the cattle. Anyone want to guess which baler made them?
Re: Ford New Holland 8240 with loader second try.
Another Picture

More at our farm's homepage:
Re: Ford New Holland 8240 with loader second try.
Yes, this loader isn't self levelling... Here in Holland,
i'm just happy only to HAVE a loader on my tractor, now i
can load my silage bales on a trailer, previously i had to
drive them home all one at a time... Well at least we dont
have more than 15 bales at a time and the land is only 3 km
away bit still, driving 15 times at 30 km/h to pick up just
one bale is so boring... ;)

Previously we had an old 1963 Deutz D50 under the loader,
with a 3 ft bucket and no powersteering, to load the muck of
20 horses on the spreader.. With my new loader, a Veto FX 12
(made somewhere in the mid 80's ?? :-D ) on an mfwd Zetor
5245, i have double the lift capacity, a 2 meter bucket, and
i am able to load bales with it... just imagine the progress
compared to what we were used... ;-) :-D
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Here is a link to my old loader, loading muck:

This spring we bought a small 1965 Zetor 2011 two cylinder
to meet the size of the manure spreader.. (25 hp tractor & 3
ton spreader) :-) this is a very nice combination now, i
will take pictures this spring.

The other tractor pulling the manure spreader in the above
post, has got the "new" loader on.
I am afraid i will have to buy a bigger spreader now,
because my bucket is 2 meters wide and the spreader is only
3 meters long... i need a 6 or 8 ton spreader with a floor
length of 4 or 4.5 meters...
Re: Ford New Holland 8240 with loader second try.
Renze, sounds like you've gone big time now. :-) Do you
like the Zetor period or do you just like it over your
previous tractor(s)? Sorry to say, the link doesn't work,
I will try searching for it though. Sounds like the
improvent of hauling bales similar to ours, we used to pull
a flat-deck with our old pick-up and take our tractor to the
field for an hour to load up 8 bales, then turn around and
bring them both home to unload. 8 bales at an hour a load
was not very productive. :-D So my dad got an idea to build
a 3pt for the 7710 to pull the trailer so it only required
one person. Of coarse we got a lot more cows and hauling
this way was still too slow. So after seeing the neighbors
home-made hay rack that could haul 14 bales(built from an
old school bus frame) he decided to make his own(from
scratch) with T/A (tandem axles) that could haul 18 bales.
Then we got the 53' flat-deck for the semi that could haul
around 30 bales, plus the 18 with the 7710 as we had to
continue going back and forth with it aswell. Then we got a
fork for the Cat 931 to unload with. Soon after that we got
a new TM125 tractor and would unload with the 7710. We then
replaced the truck after it rolled(accident) and now we got
the third tractor so now we can have two people hauling, and
a person feeding all at the same time! We have come
half-circle. :-P
Re: Ford New Holland 8240 with loader second try.
Josh, sure is big time ! Last years i was happy when the
muck was spread after one day, because loading it up with a
non powersteered tractor was so exhausting, especially when
it was a bit windy.
This year i've been spreading for 3 days, and went to the
neighbor to offer contracting services because i liked doing
this so much, next to my daily office job (i work as a
technical drawer/engineer at a factory of medium sized 5th
wheel trailers up to 12 ton)
Yes i do like the Zetor. I would just prefer to have the
fully hydraulic steering over the hydro assist as fitted on
older models. the fully hydraulic orbitrol steering wasnt
sold on the smallest model 5245, you wont notice the
difference unless you use a loader... Loading the 3pt with
1500 kg of ballast solves it too... Well, what can you
expect from a 1986 tractor, i guess.. ;-)
Anyways, we have grown from 15 to 20 horses this year, going
to 35 horses next year, (renting stables to city folks) so i
want a bigger manure spreader, one that spreads at least 8
meter wide so i dont have to drive as many ruts in the
Re: Ford New Holland 8240 with loader second try.
josh, there must be an "i" in the link, or just jump to post
Re: Ford New Holland 8240 with loader second try.
Ouwe koeien uit de sloot aan het halen?
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