26 November 1999

Largest round baler in Europe

LELY claims to now have the biggest round baler in Europe – the variable chamber Welger RP 520 Farmer is capable of making bales of up to 2m in diameter.

Suitable for use with silage, hay and straw, the unit has a 2.25m wide pick-up and can, if specified, be fitted with a 12-knife chopper unit.

Features include automatic chain lubrication, powersplit gearbox and net wrapping as standard.

When working in silage Lely recommends that bale diameter is restricted to just over 1m to produce a bale weighing up to a maximum of 1.5t.

In straw though, says the firm, the full potential of the 2m chamber can be exploited to the extent that production could rival some big square balers, but at much less equipment cost. &#42