Big square Baler

Discussion in 'Machinery' started by MBC, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. MBC

    MBC Member

    Location:
    Dumfries
    I might be looking for a square Baler. Needs to be 4x2.6 or 4x4. No experience in ether of these. Nothing too flash budget of under 20k. What’s the best ? Thinking BB950 ? Or claas quadrant ?
    Thanks
     
  2. Speedstar

    Speedstar Member

    Location:
    Scottish Borders
    Claas quadrant is a good baler , what are you wanting to bale with it ?
     
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  3. MBC

    MBC Member

    Location:
    Dumfries
    Only straw
     
  4. Speedstar

    Speedstar Member

    Location:
    Scottish Borders
    Good luck baling straw in Scotland, you will make more money with your bruiser than you ever will with a baler
     
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  5. MBC

    MBC Member

    Location:
    Dumfries
    It’s not for baling in scotland
     
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  6. wuddy

    wuddy Member

    Location:
    Scottish Borders
    Massey 187 are pretty bomb proof, would be my choice at that money! Slightly biased as used to have one changed it for a 2270xd!
     
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  7. Andrew

    Andrew Member

    Location:
    Huntingdon, UK
    Agreed, but a 187 is 4x3 not a quad or 4x4, and tidy ones will be nearer £30k than £20k.

    Personally for the budget I’d go for a late Hesston 4900 / MF190, and spend any leftover budget giving it a birthday.
     
  8. wuddy

    wuddy Member

    Location:
    Scottish Borders
    That’s why I suggested a 187 I feel 4x3 is a better size of bale to deal with in all situations, just my thoughts!
     
  9. MBC

    MBC Member

    Location:
    Dumfries
    What hp is required for a 4x4 likes of a mf 190 ? Thanks
     
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  10. Hesston4860s

    Hesston4860s Member

    Location:
    Nr Lincoln
    Couple of hundred will pull one without much bother on the flat
     
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  11. wuddy

    wuddy Member

    Location:
    Scottish Borders
    Our neighbours have a 2190 on a 6215r seems to get on ok. I have 8320r on a 2270xd not so much I need it but keeps output up on the hills!
     
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  12. puntabrava

    puntabrava Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    I have a MF 190 bought new in 02 I think, about 30k bales and immaculate, kept as spare for three others for years, would sell it for 15k, if you decide a 4x4 is what you want then you will not find a better 190.
     
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  13. puntabrava

    puntabrava Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    did the Xd come new or used, terrible machine for build quality, and yes I have 2.
     
  14. Andrew

    Andrew Member

    Location:
    Huntingdon, UK
    Depends how much output you want from them, and how many hills you have. 150-200 really. If you want bale weights AND output, the more horsepower the better.
     
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  15. MBC

    MBC Member

    Location:
    Dumfries
    I have 260 so all good.
     
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  16. Andrew

    Andrew Member

    Location:
    Huntingdon, UK
    In that case I’d give Puntas 190 a look. 30k bales is nothing, they’re good for 100k. Forget about age, it’s wearing parts you’re interested in.
     
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  17. wuddy

    wuddy Member

    Location:
    Scottish Borders
    Ex demo not had many issues with it at all
     
  18. A 190 for 15K has to be a good deal, surely? 15K in Claas money buys you what, maybe the main gearbox?:rolleyes:
     
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  19. norse

    norse Member

    Location:
    yorkshire
  20. Hesston4860s

    Hesston4860s Member

    Location:
    Nr Lincoln
    You can have my BB950 if the price is right !, it’s not looking like I’ll be using it this year as I’ve still got a shed full of straw and an empty bank account.

    I’ve a chaser to go with it n all !.
     
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