Best round baler for straw?

jed

Member
Location
Shropshire
In one word Krone eats straw
Had it up against a very good Irish green machine last year and the Krone had almost double the output .
Years back I ran the krone 1250 and best I had out of it was 120 bale in an hour admittedly they were only 4 ft bales and probably only about 160 kg.Now have one of the newer ones and output would average 80 to 90 an hour but bales are 4ft 6 and more like 200 kg .
You do need a decent net in them though .
Will chop and bale to 5ft but at 5 ft we find them a bit wide on trailers when lugging in plus bloody heavy to roll down shed .
 

KB6930

Member
Location
Borders
JD for quantity in a bale

Welger / Agco for reliability

All round probably the second option I'm putting between 8 and 10k bales a year through my fendt/welger and it does it with very little fuss just grease it fill the oil bottle and tighten the odd chain
 

britishblue

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Scottish Borders
Welger v160. Been very pleased with it(3rd welger). Can do 80 4x4 an hour if all going well. Only problem is the net wrap does not like a windy day,can get tangled round the foam roller for pushing the net out!
 

KB6930

Member
Location
Borders
Any thoughts on a JD 864 premium as I'm looking for a S/H baler for straw this harvest.
Mate of mine had 1 and never stopped telling me how great it was he had a 590 before it .

2 yrs ago it went up in smoke and was replaced with a McHale now he can't believe how little hassle/maintenance he gets compared to the Deere
 

boy jack

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Norfolk
Thanks used Contractors for year's but he's packing up so looking round for a decent baler to bale 3000 straw bales behind 40ft combines.
Any recommendations appreciated
 

DrDunc

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Dunsyre
In one word Krone eats straw
Had it up against a very good Irish green machine last year and the Krone had almost double the output .
Years back I ran the krone 1250 and best I had out of it was 120 bale in an hour admittedly they were only 4 ft bales and probably only about 160 kg.Now have one of the newer ones and output would average 80 to 90 an hour but bales are 4ft 6 and more like 200 kg .
You do need a decent net in them though .
Will chop and bale to 5ft but at 5 ft we find them a bit wide on trailers when lugging in plus bloody heavy to roll down shed .
Krone comprima v150 in 34 foot swaths, driven by 120hp, 80+ bales an hour was easy 👍

Bone dry barley straw was weighing 220 to 250kg in 1.35m diameter bales

For straw I don't think there's a simpler, easier to drive, better performing baler, or one that can be purchased relatively cheaply. Net feed mechanism is the only thing that lets it down.
 

e3120

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Northumberland
My fendt /welger copes fine I knocked out 80 acre for someone in an afternoon last year as long as you can get it under the tractor it's absolutely fine
Luckily the 40ft rows are virtually always produced from pgr'd to nothing and/or smashed to bits crops. If it was possible to get a walker combine to produce 40s on a grass/stock farm it would be a challenge for any outfit to get over it.
 

jed

Member
Location
Shropshire
Krone comprima v150 in 34 foot swaths, driven by 120hp, 80+ bales an hour was easy 👍

Bone dry barley straw was weighing 220 to 250kg in 1.35m diameter bales

For straw I don't think there's a simpler, easier to drive, better performing baler, or one that can be purchased relatively cheaply. Net feed mechanism is the only thing that lets it down.
I would agree the net feed has always been slightly temperamental on the krones its a lot better on the v150 that I have now than the older 1250 ‘s
Thats why it’s essential to use a decent net in them for a trouble free day .
 

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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