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Balers & wrappers

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MACHINERY MAINTENANCE

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…

MACHINERY

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…

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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 MAINTENANCE

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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WORKSHOP SKILLS

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

Bale unroller round-up

Having rolled grass into a neat round bale of hay or silage, it makes sense to dispense it neatly too. Peter Hill looks at equipment that can do just that.…

MACHINERY

Dairy Event 2010: Bedding dispenser round-up

With reductions in straw use of as much as 30% compared with hand distribution - let alone the savings in time and effort involved - it is little wonder that…

MACHINERY

Tanco launches twin-arm bale wrapper at Scotgrass

Irish bale wrapper manufacturer Tanco has introduced a twin-arm machine, the 1320, in addition to its existing single-arm 1300 model. It fits on the front of a loader or a tractor…

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Case studies

WORKSHOP SKILLS

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

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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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

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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

WORKSHOP SKILLS

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

Four new models for Kuhn's round baler range

Shropshire-based Kuhn Farm Machinery had added four new models to its round baler line-up, all offering different levels of sophistication.          See also: Prototype self-propelled round baler raises output The new…

MACHINERY

Technology galore on new John Deere S700 combines

American machinery giant John Deere has launched a new flagship combine range and while the engines and power outputs resemble the previous S600 series, there are sweeping changes in the…

MACHINERY

Krone’s VariCut chops up straw before baling

Krone’s range of Big Pack balers now have the optional extra of varicut, giving the operator the freedom to chop straw to a variety of lengths before baling. The 51…

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Test and reviews

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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…

TECHNOLOGY

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…

MACHINERY

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,…

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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

WORKSHOP SKILLS

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 MAINTENANCE

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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