The Variant 280 round baler from Claas of America features a Roto Cut option. Bale diameter can be adjusted from 36" to 72" with a width of 48". It's available with twine tie, rollatex tie or a combination.
The large square baler line from Krone, Memphis, TN, includes the Big Pack 88 and 128. Both have pre-chamber crop feeding systems with five rakes and one feeder rake for consistent bales.
Four new round balers, the same number of small square models and two large rectangular balers are part of an advanced lineup of forage equipment from Case IH.
Hesston, a division of AGCO, offers the 4760 large rectangular baler designed for 90-plus horsepower tractors. Its wide, low-profile pickup, centering augers and pre-packer chamber help give consistent bale density.
Three variable-chamber balers suitable for high-density baling are new from Lely Welger, Wilson, NC. Bales are formed by four endless belts that produce from 44"- to 79"-diameter bales that are 48" wide.
The 1030 DiscPro mower-conditioner from Vermeer features a three-point suspension system. It cuts a 13'3" swath from either side of the tractor and is designed to reduce cutter bar damage.
The PT-801 Super Conditioner from Circle C Equipment, Hermiston, OR, features a new three-point hitch model as well as A-frame and hydro-swing designs. All 2002 models come with replaceable shafts.
The 4895 self-propelled windrower from John Deere has 115 hp. Its hydrostatic drive provides precise control of ground speed to easily adapt to conditions.
The SM400 Trans megacut 13' and 10' disc mowers from Fella-Tarver, Folsum, LA, allow for field-to-field transfer with a 6' transport width. They're available with roller or tine conditioners or as straight mowers.
New Holland introduces its HT152 standard and HT154 deluxe trailing wheel rakes with high-clearance, reinforced articulating mainframes. The folding, V-rake type models have raking widths ranging from 17'5" to 36'.
The Sure-Stand II Seeder is the first 36' machine of its kind, according to Brillion of Brillion, WI. At a 20-lb/acre planting rate and 5.5 mph, the seeder covers 24 acres/hour and 207 acres between refills. Its hopper capacity is 69 bu.
The HC series disc mower from M&W, Gibson City, IL, boasts a reinforced modular gear drive cutter bar and one-piece gearbox. It's available in four models with cutting widths from 82" to 124".
Versa Corp., Astoria, OR, offers Rotor Tooth Wear Caps, made with long-lasting chrome, for its Internal Density 1012 baggers.
The 2112 Roto Pac silage bagger from Sioux Automation Center, Sioux Center, IA, can store silage in 12'-diameter, 500'-long bags. Its bag lift crane is easy to operate with an engine that allows for an 8-ton/minute capacity.
A double windrow attachment from MacDon, Inc., Kansas City, MO, lays up to 50' of conditioned crop in a double windrow without raking. It's available for the company's 922 auger header and 972 harvest header, and comes complete with MacDon's hay conditioner.
Ag Bag International, Warrenton, OR, introduces the 6000 Series bagger with interchangeable tunnel. The G6060 has a 6' rotor and can be fitted for an 8' and/or 9' tunnel hood. The G6070 has a 7' rotor and can be fitted for a 9' and/or 10' hood.
The 2640 Balebuster, a single-operator, round bale processor that carries two bales at once, is from Haybuster, a division of DuraTech Industries, Jamestown, ND. It also has a rotor access door and single-point slug-bar adjustment.
Miller Pro features 20' forage boxes in front unload, front-rear combo unload, rear unload and receiver box models. The boxes are longer with wider bodies and have a rafterless roof design.
MDS Manufacturing, Parkston, SD, introduces the Sur-Grip hydraulic round bale turner that picks up and turns bales 90°. The front-end loader attachment simplifies and improves stacking.
Dump boxes from Badger Farm Equipment, St. Nazianz, WI, offer new designs with higher pivot points and greater reach. Model 112 has a dump height at pivot of 11'6"; model 115, 11'9". The model 160 has a 10-15' variable dump height.
Victor dump boxes, distributed through John Deere dealers, have high dumping pivot points, fast cycles and maximum stability. Of the three new models, the 25, 50 and 90, the 90 has a variable dump height at pivot of 10-15'.
The STHB0500 bale squeeze from Steffen Systems, Salem, OR, handles 12-15 bales, easily attaches to any loader and requires only one hydraulic remote to operate. It also comes in a larger unit for big square bales.