When looking at a new round baler for your farm or custom operation, there are a few things that you should consider.

Round balers are designed to improve hay pickup and overall baling

This is achieved in a few steps:
When hay enters the forming chambers from the pickup, belts instantly turn to form the hay into a tight, dense core.
Incoming hay feeds between the bale and the lower gate roll before getting compressed into smooth, dense layers once entering the bale itself.
The idler arm rises with bale growth, which then forces oil from the hydraulic cylinder through a pressure-relief valve to preserve consistent bale density throughout the formation process.


Improving Efficiency with Automation

As previously stated, automation plays an important role in the efficiency of round balers, especially during hay season. Tractor baler automation reduces operator fatigue while delivering consistent bales. This is achieved through the communication of the tractor and baler which decides when the bale is large enough – once it is the appropriate size, the tractor will come to a controlled stop. Once the tractor has stopped, the baler will begin wrapping and will send the command for the tractor hydraulics to extend the gate cylinders. After the bale is ejected, the gate will close and operators are able to begin forming the next bale.


What to Consider When Buying a Round Baler

The main questions that people have before purchasing a round baler center around wrapping options, whether or not certain models can be used for silage, and how this equipment will perform in various conditions. While these may be considered basic questions, they are critical nonetheless as the answers will play a major role in the round baler that is eventually chosen.