If you plan to buy or lease new equipment this year, glance through the next several pages that highlight the latest forage harvesting and handling machines. For more information, circle the appropriate numbers on the card found after page 32. Or log on to freeproductinfo.net/hfg.
Case IH introduces its RBX 2 Series round balers with extra-wide pickups and a roll and belt system for forming compact, uniform bales. It also has an electronic wrapping and monitoring system that includes “over-the-edge” net wrapping. Circle 103.
The 7000 Series self-propelled forage harvesters from John Deere offer increased horsepower and torque. The 7700 and 7800 also have wider blowers and kernel processors. Circle 101.
Pickup side panels and flares on Hesston's 900 Series round balers feed hay smoothly, even under crosswinds. Redesigned pickup augers and stuffer fingers reduce potential plugs and increase stuffer speed 75% for greater capacity. Circle 104.
Vermeer Mfg. introduces the SQ3347 and SQ2731 big square balers. The SQ3347 produces 33.5 × 47.5" bales ranging from 36" to 98" in length. The compact SQ2731 makes 27.5 × 31.5" bales, also in variable lengths. Circle 106.
The Variant 260 variable-chamber round baler from Claas of America allows for bale core adjustments to help reduce spoilage. Bale diameter adjusts from 36" to 60". Circle 102.
Krone Na, Inc. introduces the Vario Pack 1510 and 1810 variable-chamber round balers. The 1510 produces bales 4' wide × 39 to 60" tall; the 1810, 4' wide × 39 to 72" tall. Circle 105.
PhiBer Manufacturing's Boss Two and Boss Four large square bale processors use open bale bed tables that process big square bales from 5' to 9' long. A bale can be processed in 15 seconds or less. Circle 107.
New Idea's 5515 disc mower conditioner features a high-capacity 15'3" cutting width. Its spiral helper roll improves cutoff in light crops. Circle 108.
Haybuster's Model 1155 commercial tub grinder with fifth-wheel trailer features a 463-hp Caterpillar engine. The grinder, with 24"-wide, 50° articulated discharge conveyor, offers high capacity. Circle 109.
A new disc mower-conditioner from New Direction Equipment, Sioux Falls, SD, features a combination center-pivot/swivel hitch that allows cutting from either side. It locks easily for towing with a drawbar-type hitch. Circle 110.
Pottinger's 601 twin rotary rake comes with rotor flotation wheels. The rake makes one or two windrows and has a working width up to 21'4". Distributed by WFC Companies, Willmar, MN, it folds to an 11' transport width. Circle 111.
The Golden Eagle wheel rake has individual depth controls on each wheel to prevent rocks and dirt from being raked into swathed hay. From Circle C Equipment, Hermiston, OR, it offers raking widths from 10' to 50'. Circle 112.
Three pivot-sickle mower-conditioners from Frontier Equipment are sold through John Deere dealers. Cutterbar widths are 12'3" on the MC1212, 14'3" on the MC1214 and 16'3" on the MC1216. Circle 113.
A round bale accumulator from Rolin Mfg., New Salem, ND, holds three 6' bales plus one in the baler. It fits all hard-core balers. Circle 114.
The New Holland HS Series auger header offers high-capacity cutting when teamed with a self-propelled windrower, mower-conditioner or bidirectional tractor. Cutting widths are 12', 14', 16' and 18'. Swaths lay down up to 96" wide; windrows as narrow as 38". Circle 115.
The ID1014 interchangeable silage bagger tunnels, from Versa Corp., let growers switch from one size bag to another in short order. Tunnel options are from 10' to 14'. Circle 116.
Miller Pro's new forage box line comes in a variety of sizes and configurations in front, rear or front/rear unload models. Boxes are up to 20' long. Truck- and trailer-mount models are designed for fast loading. Circle 117.
Ag-Bag's largest-capacity M101214 silage bagger features a detachable 20' feed table and changeable 12' and 14' tunnels. It's built for speed, increased intake and maximum tons per foot. Circle 118.
The Gehl 2109 windrow merger has a 9'-wide pickup with an optional 3'-wide extension to combine several windrows into one. Optional features include a tractor-mounted control box for fast shifts of the conveyor bed. Circle 119.