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Getting Your Baler Ready

Posted on April 30, 2019 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (15070)


For many of us it's time to start getting our hay equipment ready to go for the upcoming season. It can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time, but it is essential to prepare your baler to make sure you have the least amount of problems as possible this season. Some people may have their dealer service their baler, but for many of us it's up to us to get prepared.

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Round Baling With an Open Station Tractor

Posted on January 24, 2019 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (1682)

Round baling with an open station tractor can be hot, noisy and even dangerous. That being said many people like to round bale with an open station tractor, either because that’s all they have or they just prefer it. It can be nice in good weather conditions, and it is a great way to learn, as you can get a better feel of the machinery. If you prepare yourself, baling without a cab can even be enjoyable.

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Round Balers for 40HP-50HP Tractors

Posted on November 8, 2018 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (1046)

As the hobby farmer trend continues to grow, there is an increasing need for smaller equipment, much different from the trend only a couple of decades ago where machinery continued to get bigger and bigger. Small farms are again becoming a large portion of a machinery dealer’s sales. Between hobby farmers, weekend farmers, small organic farmers, and amish farmers there is a strong demand for equipment for tractors with 40-50 HP. Some ...

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Best Methods to Feed Round Bales

Posted on November 1, 2018 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (1231)

You work really hard to make good quality round bales to feed your livestock. If fed improperly much of the bale will get wasted, not only wasting money but it also makes a mess. Ever since round balers were invented, farmers and ranchers have been coming up with new ways to fed them. There are now many options available, from low budget to expensive machines, to fit every farmer and want to be farmer out there.


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Looking For a Bale Wrapper

Posted on October 25, 2018 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (1251)

     In many areas of the U.S. this year, many farmers have had a hard time getting hay dry enough to bale. Many are now looking at bale wrappers, to make balage, to help with unpredictable weather. With a bale wrapper you can bale hay with moisture contents up to, and sometimes over, 50%. A lot of producers use the “hay in a day” method, where they mow, bale and wrap all in the same day, eliminating the need for long dry spells. Before buying a wrapp...

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Looking For A Used Round Baler

Posted on October 11, 2018 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (1033)

So you decide it’s time for you to buy a round baler. Maybe you’ve had an older one, maybe you’ve been hiring it done, or maybe your switching from square bales to save on labor. For many the cost of a new round baler is not in the budget, so you decide to look for a good used round baler. It can be overwhelming, with many magazines and websites loaded with used round balers. Read on to learn about the used round baler m...

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Self Propelled Balers: The Next Big Thing?

Posted on October 5, 2018 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (1303)

With Vermeer's new innovation, the ZR5, the world's first self propelled round baler, we find ourselves wondering, will self propelled round balers be the next big thing? Just take a look at how the combine evolved, from stationary threshers, to pull behind units with mounted motors, to the large behemoths that roam the countryside today. Will round balers follow the same path as combines? Or will the self propelled round baler only be a ...

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Replacing Your Baler Belts

Posted on September 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (592)

The large belts that form the bale in your round baler are essential in making a good bale. When your belts get worn they tend to break more often and make lighter bales. When your belts start to wander more than normal it may be time to place them. You may also notice odd shaped or lighter bales. If you have laced belts they may also start coming apart quite often. It is essential to know when and how to replace your belts when the time co...

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Vermeer to Not Only Rebuild But Also Expand

Posted on September 19, 2018 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (1070)

On July 19th a tornado formed near Pella,Iowa and ripped through the Vermeer Corp. factory and business center. It was a miracle no one was hurt. The employees at Vermeer have come together,like a family, and have started the process of rebuilding. Vermeer, founded in 1948 by Gary Vermeer, is a leader in the hay industry, and pioneers of the modern round baler. Vermeer is also the largest employer in the Pella, Iowa area with approximatel...

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How to Haul Round Bales

Posted on September 13, 2018 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (1047)

After you have baled your hay, you have another task at hand, how to get the hay home. Every person you talk to will have different advice, and different ideas. Some people like to use a tractor with a front and rear spear and do two at a time while others will use a tractor trailer with a flat bed and do 40 at a shot. Depending on your location, budget, land and distance from field to storage area you will have to decide what's best for y...

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