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2007 - Volume #31, Issue #6, Page #03
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Mini Square Baler Right For Small Acreages

If you have a small acreage with livestock, you'll be interested in these new mini square balers designed specifically for 15 to 40 hp tractors.
  The Star (soon to be renamed IHI) mini balers are made in Japan and imported by Small Farm Innovations of Caldwell, Texas. Square bales measure 13 by 17 in., with lengths from 15 to 32 in.
  "Bale size is about 60 percent the size of a regular square bale which makes them easier to handle, especially for female equine enthusiasts," says Phil Livengood. "These balers let you make hay without having to spend the money for a bigger tractor and baler, and without having to depend on custom operators to make hay for you. They're built rugged and are easy to maintain and safe to operate. A tractor and baler can be loaded on an 18-ft. flatbed trailer and pulled with a 1/2-ton pickup."
  The square baler is available in two models. Model 1031 has a pickup width of 34 in. and weighs 1,435 lbs. The machine can produce bales averaging 10 lbs. and up to 70 lbs. or more, if desired. Model 2031 has a pickup width of 50 in. and weighs 1,766 in. It makes the same size bale as the 1031 but has a wider pickup.
  Model TRB 910 3 by 3 round baler is a big hit with small acreage farmers who have little help when it comes to handling hay, says Livengood. The baler has its own hydraulic system; therefore, remotes aren't required. It has three density settings and a fast twine binding system. Bales weigh from 300 to 600 lbs. depending on moisture content. Livengood says 2 by 2 round net wrap balers are also available for pine straw balers and people who have small hay fields of 5 acres or less.
  "Our most popular TRB 0910 and THB 1031 balers sell for $13,999 each," he says.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Phil Livengood, Small Farm Innovations, 3701 State Hwy. 36 South, Caldwell, Texas 77836 (ph 979 200-1473 or 979 567-1346; smallfarminnovations@hughes.net; www.smallfarminnovations.com).
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