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Roto-Baler Serial Numbers & Production

For those of you who own a Roto-Baler, do you want to know what year your machine was made? First off you need to find the location of the serial number on your baler. If you have a manual for the machine it tell you where to find the number. For those of you who don't have… Continue reading Roto-Baler Serial Numbers & Production

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Roto-Baler Safety

The Allis-Chalmers Roto-Baler is arguably one of the most complex farm machines ever devised. The machine was ahead of its time, and the company advertised it as the "turning point in hay history." Although the Roto-Baler was a revolutionary farm machine in its day, there were and still are dangers in operating this baler. I… Continue reading Roto-Baler Safety

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How To Run Your Roto-Baler

If you would have bought an Allis-Chalmers Roto-Baler back in the day, you would need something to understand how the machine worked. The buyer would have received his operator’s manual, but I am not sure of the circumstances a buyer would have received this small booklet. This booklet has some information about the Roto-Baler setup… Continue reading How To Run Your Roto-Baler

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Allis-Chalmers Roto-Baler

The Allis-Chalmers Roto-Baler could easily be one of the most complex farm machines I have ever used/laid eyes on. It requires detailed attention to all the springs, latches, bearings, chains, and belts.  If one component is not finely tuned, there is a good chance the machine will not work. The round bale machine has some very interesting history behind… Continue reading Allis-Chalmers Roto-Baler