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On-The-Go Big Baler
Last year Claas introduced the world's first on-the-go round baler that has a second chamber that starts forming a new bale while the first is tied and ejected, eliminating the need to stop (see FARM SHOW Vol. 10, No. 5).
Now an Italian firm has entered the market with its own "no stop" baler that features an up-front holding chamber that holds incoming hay until the completed bale is tied and ejected.
Manufacturer Franco Supertino told FARM SHOW that at about $21,000, the no-stop bale costs about $8,000 more than the company's conventional round baler. "Time is money so for many farmers, and custom operators, it is easily worth the extra money," he says. The Supertino baler uses a roller equipped chamber to form bales. When a bale reaches full size, the bale chamber shuts down and hay accumulates in layers in the forward chamber. Once the bale's been ejected and the chamber reopens, hay feeds into the bale chamber at an accelerated rate so there's no need to slow up or compensate to aid the flow of backed-up material. The Supertino machine features a pickup and fork-feeding system that's specially suited to work as well in cornstalks and other crop residues as in hay. Makes 5-ft. dia. soft-core bales.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Supertino, Via Cuneo 8, 12037 Saluzzo, Italy (ph 0175 43736).

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1987 - Volume #11, Issue #3