2017 - Volume #41, Issue #1, Page #26[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New Baler Ties Small Bales Into One Big Pack
An 870 big bale is about equal in quantity to a 3 by 3 large square bale, says Ryan Hatfield, Krone representative. Large and small bale sizes can be adjusted by the operator on the baler monitor. Small bales can vary in length from as little as 1 ft. up to 4 ft., 5 in. each. While the maximum rated length is 8 ft., 10 in., the single large bale can be as short as 3 ft., 3 in.
It’s Krone’s double knotter technology that makes the bales within a bale possible. Two double knotters tie the small bales, while a separate set of 3 knotters tie the large bale. If small bales aren’t desired, the operator shuts off the multi-bale function, and all 5 knotters tie the single large bale.
“No special handling equipment is needed,” says Hatfield. “The big bales can be picked up with a set of forks on any tractor loader capable of handling the weight.”
The BiG Pack 870 starts at $165,000. The baler can wrap wet or dry, as well as high-density bales. The BiG Pack is also available in a larger version, the 1270.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Krone North America, P.O. Box 18880, Memphis, Tenn. 38181 (ph 901 842-6011; email@example.com; www.krone-na.com).
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