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Anybody ever dealt with wear in the bale chamber on a round baler? Hopefully you can see in my pic where I'm talking about, it's just to the front of where the gate opens and closes, kind of above the pickup. Both sides are pretty much the same, just worn through after years of use. Has anybody ever repaired or seen a repair on this kind of wear? The baler works fine now but I think it's time to do something before too much longer and I'm just trying to figure out if I can patch it or if I need to cut the whole area out and replace it.... the later would be much much more difficult.

BTW, the photo is turned 1/4 turn to the right so up is right and down is left.
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I think i'd lay a piece of 12 gauge steel bent 90 over the top and weld it in

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Yup and if you want to cut some 1.5 inch holes in the middle of the replacement sheet and weld them in also. That way the piece is not just joined together around the edges. It will actually be connected throughout. JJ
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Thanks guys, that's what I was hoping to hear.

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As long as the remaining metal is thick enough to weld, I don't see why it couldn't be fixed.

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As long as the remaining metal is thick enough to weld, I don't see why it couldn't be fixed.

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