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Balers & wrappers

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MACHINERY

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

What to look for when buying a used McHale Fusion baler

If you are in the market for a used combination round baler/wrapper, then it’s a fairly safe bet that McHale’s Fusion will be the only one on your shopping list. When…

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: 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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Case studies

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…

MACHINERY

Kuhn RW E-Twin bale wrapper is put through its paces

Kuhn’s unusual-looking RW 1600C E-Twin bale wrapper was launched last year. Andy Collings asked a Bristol farmer/contractor to try it out. The pre-production E-Twin was delivered to Andrew Urch’s farm…

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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

Massey Ferguson launches two new round baler models

Massey Ferguson has launched two new round baler models – the RB 3130 in a chop and non-chop version. See also: Driver's view: McHale Fusion 3+ round baler The new…

BALERS AND WRAPPERS

Ultimate guide to buying a round baler

The first Farmers Weekly round balers guide reflects the generous choice of machines and features available to stock producers and growers needing to bale forage and straw. Indeed, the choice…

FORAGE WAGONS

Fendt beefs up grassland machinery range

Taking place at the end of August in Wadenbrunn, Germany, Fendt Field Days is an event hosted by the manufacturer to showcase its growing array of products, with notable additions…

BALERS AND WRAPPERS

Claas Rollant 540 packs extra punch

Claas has added new models to its long-standing Rollant baler range, bridging the gap between the existing two options. The new 540 is aimed at farmers and small-scale contractors who…

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Test and reviews

BALERS AND WRAPPERS

Driver's view: McHale Fusion 3+ round baler

Making consistently good baled silage is always something of a challenge. Whether round or square, film-wrapped bales are prone to damage, especially on their angular edges, and getting an airtight…

BALERS AND WRAPPERS

Prototype self-propelled round baler raises output

There are already self-propelled sprayers, mowers and foragers, so why not a round baler? A new development from US maker Vermeer introduces a level of automation that takes away many…

GRASSLAND AND MAIZE

Driver’s view: Contractor rates his Krone Multibale

When Kent contractor David Burden went in search of a reliable summer job to supplement his no-till drilling business, big baling seemed the obvious answer. Armed with a £50,000 budget,…

BALERS AND WRAPPERS

Big baler innovations could help farmers cut costs

The latest batch of big square balers are packing even more straw into a heavier bale, which not only drives down the cost of baling, fewer bales also cuts down…

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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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