Now he thinks he understands how to reconcile the schematics that are displayed on his laptop and the parts laid out on his workbench with the actual device he is working on.
This is what happens when you buy farm equipment used. The baler has been in existence since the 1960s, and the tying mechanism is essentially unchanged from the 1920s--and still is essentially unchanged even in brand new balers--but the mechanism on this machine has been modified by a previous owner. It appears as if he took the stock mechanism and added in parts from a different manufacturer's baler.
So, the baler parts we got on ebay and the schematics a kind person scanned and sent to us don't jive with the machine we have.
But I think I've figured it out.
Maybe this year, we'll actually have a baler that ties correctly.
But HOW THE **** DID THE PREVIOUS OWNER MANAGE TO MAKE A HYBRID MECHANISM? He must have been some kind of ****ing mechanical genius.
It took John Deere like 80 years to develop a tying mechanism that could work reliably. And they haven't been able to improve it in the like 80 years since.
It is so intricate that a piece of grass throws it off.
Yet the previous owner apparently was a mechanical God.
Anyway, soon the mechanism will be how Deere wanted it. Because I have no clue how to fix what broke in the hybrid.
I'll assemble it, then make sure it moves, and then we'll have to wait until spring to make it move in time.