1977 - Volume #1, Issue #5, Page #17[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New Idea Adds Round Baler
Closely resembling a similar round baler marketed in the U.S. and Canada by McKee, headquartered in Elmira, Ontario, Canada, it's described in New Idea's literature as "not just another round baler but a unique machine designed to meet the needs and climatic conditions encountered by farmers in humid as well as dry areas. The finished bale has a soft core with a solid, high density outer shell. This type of bale formation makes it less prone to spoilage from within and highly rain resistant."
The baler makes approximately 6 ft. dia. hay bales measuring about 5 ft. wide and weighing 1,100 to 1,800lbs. each. It makes straw bales weighing 600 to 1,100 lbs.
Here's New Idea's explanation of how bales are formed:
"The pickup feeds material directly into the large fixed position bale chamber. At a fast, continuous speed, material is fed into the chamber where it's rolled by parallel-running flat belts. The continuous flow of material builds the bale from the outside, compacting the center while building a high density outer shell. After the tying operation, you simply open the tailgate with the tractor hydraulic control valve and the finished bale rolls gently out the rear."
For more details, see your local dealer or contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Avco New Idea, Coldwater, Ohio.
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