Designed to boost productivity and save time, Vermeer will soon offer the first fully continuous round baler (CRB). Developed in conjunction with agriculture innovator Lely Group, the new CRB concept machine allows two bales to be formed simultaneously, enabling the operator to continually move forward without having to stop and wait for a finished bale to eject before moving on to the next bale.
A simple, innovative design allows the CRB concept machine to shape two bales at once. As the first bale nears its desired size, it’s guided back toward the bale ramp. Simultaneously, the next bale begins to take shape near the feed intake. Once the finished bale is ejected, the next bale moves into the main chamber for completion. The process is repeated continuously until the job is done. That improves productivity, saves time and lessens operator fatigue, Vermeer says.
According to Alexander van der Lely, CEO of Lely Group, continuous round baling is something hay and forage producers worldwide are ready for. “No matter where you are, there is a certain window of opportunity to perform baling and forage harvesting to create the right feed for cattle. The continuous round baler allows you to bale more bales, with the right quality, in the narrow window of opportunity you have,” van der Lely says.
The CRB is still in the development phase. According to Jason Andringa, president of Vermeer forage and environmental solutions, an official launch date isn’t yet determined, but initial field tests show positive results.
For more information, visit your local Vermeer dealer or the Vermeer website