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Whether making round bales or square bales of hay, straw or silage, the balers that produce them are advanced machines with technology that gives operators greater control over the bale-forming process – and bale wrapping where the bale wrapper is integrated – for efficient transport and storage.

Advice and tips

BALERS AND WRAPPERS

Ultimate guide to buying a big square baler 2021

New models promising further increases in bale weights, greater versatility and easier operation feature in this year’s Ultimate Guide to big square balers. The choice of models, features and specifications…

BALERS AND WRAPPERS

Ultimate guide to buying a round baler 2021

With Isobus electronics becoming increasingly popular for its common display format across different types of machines, this year’s Ultimate Guide to round balers highlights the machines on which this added-value…

HARVEST EQUIPMENT

How to get a big square baler ready for the new season

It is important to spend time in the workshop with any piece of harvest kit before setting out to the field – but arguably especially so for baler operators. Lose a window…

BALERS AND WRAPPERS

Ultimate Guide to buying a big square baler 2020

A new range from John Deere, a new model from Kuhn and a new knotter design for Case IH and New Holland machines are the main updates for our 2020…

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Case studies

BALERS AND WRAPPERS

Farmer builds ingenious twin-chamber double square baler

Keen to increase the pedestrian pace of small-bale hay production, Virginia farmer Rusty Inskeep designed and built a baling system that almost tripled the farm’s output. The slick setup allows…

BALERS AND WRAPPERS

Video: Homemade silage station reduces round-bale headache

After developing a strong aversion for wrapping bales in the field where the baler dropped them, Geoff Eyre wasn’t a fan of the somewhat tedious job of collecting wrapped rounds…

BALERS AND WRAPPERS

Driver's view: Running a mixed-brand big baler fleet

If you’re in the market for a Hesston-sized big square baler, the options are limited. Until recently you could choose from a red-liveried Massey 2290, a bright yellow New Holland…

MACHINERY

Bale accumulator halves time needed to clear farm straw

A help or a hindrance? Whatever a grower’s view on the merits of selling straw off the field rather than chopping and incorporating it, contractors charged with baling and clearing…

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Community

WORKSHOP SKILLS

Inventions Comp 2021: Mitch Platts’ single-pass McHale Fusion

In a bid to make use of surplus grass from mowing butterfly meadows and sites of special scientific interest, Nottinghamshire contractor Mitch Platts built a single-pass mower, baler and wrapper…

WORKSHOP SKILLS

Inventions Comp 2020: Bale net winch snatches second place

Thomas Mathias' bale net lifter is runner-up in the intermediate category of the Farmers Weekly Inventions Competition. A back-saving round bale net lifter was the centrepiece of Thomas Mathias’ course…

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Insights

BALERS AND WRAPPERS

Ultimate guide to buying a big square baler

With contractors and larger arable units increasingly turning to big square balers for both grass and straw, technology is playing a role in helping operators get maximum performance from their…

MACHINERY

Non-stop round balers: a glimpse of the future?

Many manufacturers have had a stab at producing a credible non-stop round baler, but as yet none have managed to do so with any real commercial success. The combination of…

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News

BALERS AND WRAPPERS

New Claas Quadrant models offer improved output

Claas has added several Evolution models to its existing 4200 and 5000 series Quadrant square baler range that are equipped with a new pick-up and redesigned bale chamber to improve…

BALERS AND WRAPPERS

Re-Bale offers additional markets for excess straw

A novel rebaling machine that can turn large bales into small ones for specialist markets has been added to Spread-a-Bale's range. See also: Farmer-invented Wrap Master improves baling efficiency The bale-handling…

MACHINERY

TGS imports moisture-sensing bale spike

Devon-based tub grinder specialist TGS has agreed an import deal for a Danish-made bale spike that can instantly record the moisture and temperature of every bale it spears. The probe…

BALERS AND WRAPPERS

Kuhn improves technology for high-output balers

Kuhn’s VB variable-chamber baler and VBP baler-wrapper are now available with a humidity sensor and bale weigher to help users monitor and improve forage quality. The humidity sensor can measure…

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Test and reviews

BALERS AND WRAPPERS

Driver's view: McHale Fusion 3 Plus baler-wrapper

We get the lowdown on the McHale Fusion 3 Plus baler-wrapper run by Powys contractor Paul Brute of DS, DA & PD Brute, Gwndwnwal Farm, Llan-Talyllyn, Brecon. What made you…

BALERS AND WRAPPERS

Driver's view: Martin Rosewell's Kuhn FBP 3135 Intelliwrap

We head to Devon to meet farmer and contractor Martin Rosewell, of Chelson Farm Contractors, Salcombe Regis, who tells all about the performance of his ex-demo Kuhn FBP 3135 Intelliwrap.…

BALERS AND WRAPPERS

Driver's view: JS Haddy’s John Deere C441R Maxicut

We get the lowdown on the C441R Maxicut baler-wrapper run by Devon contractor JS Haddy, Fields and Furrows, East Allington, Devon. See also: Driver's view: John Deere 8600 self-propelled forager What…

BALERS AND WRAPPERS

Driver's view: Johannes Visser's Case-IH RB545 Silage Pack

We get the lowdown on the RB545 Silage Pack baler-wrapper run by East Sussex contractors Johannes and Wiebe Visser of J Visser Contracting, Ebeneezer Farm, Heathfield. See also: Ultimate guide to buying…

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Video

BALERS AND WRAPPERS

Video: Homemade silage station reduces round-bale headache

After developing a strong aversion for wrapping bales in the field where the baler dropped them, Geoff Eyre wasn’t a fan of the somewhat tedious job of collecting wrapped rounds…

MACHINERY

Video guide: Getting the best from a round baler

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Power Farming’s ‘Getting the best from’ series of articles and videos continues with the round baler. With the help…

MACHINERY

Video: Krone demos non-stop round baler

  Round balers are getting faster and faster, but the fact they grind to a halt every time they need to tie a bale seriously limits their potential. Several manufacturers…

MACHINERY

Video: Getting the best from a Kuhn RW 1100

With the assistance of Kuhn’s Paul Jennings, we take a look at the points users should be looking at when setting their machines up for a season’s use. Watch the…

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