Krone kr125 round baler

grasslands1

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Has anybody used these older baler,looking at one to buy?
Main question was how dense a bale can you make with them?
Are they suitable for silage baling?
how heavy can you make a bale? 70 or 105 hp pulling it?
Found a good one at around £2k mark about right price ?
Thank you in advance
 
Will make a dense bale if you go slow with them. Block quite easily if row is lumpy .Good for silage,hay or straw. Check how much tensioning the main conveyor has left in it and have a few bearings ready to put on. Easy to drive but 70hp might not be enough on hilly ground. 2K sounds a good price if its good.
 

john432

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Location
Carmarthenshire
Simple balers , but you need to work out the savings in the purchase price against the extra cost of wrapping, and maybe carting a greater number of bales compared to a more modern design of baler ,doing denser bigger bales.
 
I had one of these years ago. Was great for hay and straw. Was a waste of time in my opinion for silage between blocking and how little went in a bale. Would be ok for a very limited number of silage each year.
 

Eire t5

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Location
Ireland
Will make a dense bale if you go slow with them. Block quite easily if row is lumpy .Good for silage,hay or straw. Check how much tensioning the main conveyor has left in it and have a few bearings ready to put on. Easy to drive but 70hp might not be enough on hilly ground. 2K sounds a good price if its good.
For that money it will be fecked , unless you have patience and weather on your side ,
 

powerfarmer

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Location
Cork Ireland
My neighbour has one , a very old red and cream colour one 1992 I think.
He drives it with a Ford 8100 and it makes decent solid silage bales .
But it's slow and basic with twine only on his one and prone to getting blocked in a slightly lumpy row.
He usually picks an 8ft mower row direct . It's kind of amazing that something so small and simple can make a bale !
 

grasslands1

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Thank you all for replys , blocking issue is not good.I was hoping to make 250 plus bales of silage a year ,similar number of hay,The baler in question is in very good condition probably only done 4/5 k bales .For the age a exceptionally good condition baler.I have seen a lot of balers at sales under £4k and all look so worn out,but when newer being more modern type of baler when working would have made a denser bale,
Maybe the extra cost of wrap because of more bales might be offset by the hope that the baler will be cheaper to run because of basic easily repaired nature of design and it is not a worn baler.L dont think i am going to find a perfect option within my budget available,
 

Dave W

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Location
chesterfield
Thank you all for replys , blocking issue is not good.I was hoping to make 250 plus bales of silage a year ,similar number of hay,The baler in question is in very good condition probably only done 4/5 k bales .For the age a exceptionally good condition baler.I have seen a lot of balers at sales under £4k and all look so worn out,but when newer being more modern type of baler when working would have made a denser bale,
Maybe the extra cost of wrap because of more bales might be offset by the hope that the baler will be cheaper to run because of basic easily repaired nature of design and it is not a worn baler.L dont think i am going to find a perfect option within my budget available,
Is it narrow or wide pick up? Net or string? Red or green?
 

john432

Member
Location
Carmarthenshire
With second thoughts, due to the fact that the bales Ive seen wrapped by these balers allways seem to have rounded ends rather than holding a perfect cylindrical shape. That will probably save a bit in wrap ,and if you're only making 250 silage bales per annum, with a max of 100 hp, economics dictate that you dont spend too much on a baler. Youll save quite a bit with string over the price of net, and a baler with no eletrical sensors, solenoids etc. A lot to be said for them.
 

grasslands1

New Member
With second thoughts, due to the fact that the bales Ive seen wrapped by these balers allways seem to have rounded ends rather than holding a perfect cylindrical shape. That will probably save a bit in wrap ,and if you're only making 250 silage bales per annum, with a max of 100 hp, economics dictate that you dont spend too much on a baler. Youll save quite a bit with string over the price of net, and a baler with no eletrical sensors, solenoids etc. A lot to be said for them.
True running cost overall might not be much different,just pay it out on different cost of job,I think i will try it out ,see what happens,not a fortune out,if i find out not as good a idea as i hoped. a simple basic machine fits in well with everything else here,including the fool operating it.
 

DrDunc

Member
Location
Dunsyre
With second thoughts, due to the fact that the bales Ive seen wrapped by these balers allways seem to have rounded ends rather than holding a perfect cylindrical shape. That will probably save a bit in wrap ,and if you're only making 250 silage bales per annum, with a max of 100 hp, economics dictate that you dont spend too much on a baler. Youll save quite a bit with string over the price of net, and a baler with no eletrical sensors, solenoids etc. A lot to be said for them.
Buy it

Try it

If it doesn't make the bales you want, sell it. You won't loose money on it.

They're really simple and easy to fix balers.

If the shoulders of the bales are rounded, it's because the operator hasn't weaved in the row to fill the edges of the changec and there's then too much in the centre of the baler. The old chain and slat Krone makes a very tidy bale to a lovely cacophony of sound
 

Cornish bob

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I ran one for years if pushed on can bale 35 a hour on string,bale on foot peddle low revs when starting a bale as you see it pulling the crop in accelerate up to pto revs.if it jams up dump the bale open the back door and push the lump back out ,a lot easier than one jammed with a rotar
 

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