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cat2
01-25-2008, 07:19 PM
Looking for a round baler. i need one that makes 4' by 5 ' bales. i don't like new holland. does anyone have any input

Construct'O
01-25-2008, 07:58 PM
Looking for a round baler. i need one that makes 4' by 5 ' bales. i don't like new holland. does anyone have any input

Have you seen the new ones that Cat is coming out with!:usflag:

cat2
01-25-2008, 08:08 PM
no, i wouldn't want one even if they made one

Fieldman12
01-25-2008, 08:43 PM
I have heard good things about the Deere. Case IH, Hesston, New Idea, and Vermeer make good ones also. I think the Case IH is a Hesston but would ave to dig into it and find out.

Fieldman12
01-25-2008, 09:06 PM
I think the Cat (Challenger) baler is also a Hesston. Agco likes to use the Hesston stuff in many different colors with many different names. It gets confusing anymore.

Bill Davis
01-25-2008, 09:17 PM
We have a Krone Baler that we use to commercial bale. I would have to look on the monitor but I would guess that it has between 4000 to 5000 bales on it so far. The greatest thing about these balers is that it doesn't use belts like competitive balers do. It uses large chains to wrap the bales. We have been so impressed with this balers ability to quickly and neatly roll up bermuda, rice stuble, and soy bean culls.
Krone Balers are not intented for Grandpa to roll up 100 bales a day. These are commercial balers that when used properly will finish a roll in around a minute. This machine is impressive. You will pay an additional 10-15k extra on the front end, but it is one bad dude.

Dirt Digger2
01-25-2008, 09:22 PM
Hesston is an Agco company...the same company that is making the Agco, White, and Massey Ferguson tractors.

Hesston has a good reputation for quality equipment. Claas is really starting to make a name for themselves here in the states too. Since you don't want a New Holland, your best bet would be Hesston or Claas. Hesston especially has a lot of dealer support, every Case dealer i have ever been at carries Hesston, Most Deere dealers do too and of course all Agco dealers do.

we run nothing but NH hay equipment and have never had a problem...if you are buying used i would really take another look at NH, they are a very durable and well built product, but if you are buying new then Hesston is probably your best option

Fieldman12
01-25-2008, 10:07 PM
Yes, Class is very good balers. I have heard of Krone but have not seen very many around these parts so I cannot comment on them.

Fieldman12
01-25-2008, 10:09 PM
I think New Holland has always been the king of hay equipment and at one time the Ford small tractors where great in my opinion. I been pretty happy with my New Holland tractor even though its not the old ford brand. I use to have a 4000 and dad had a 2N and a 6000.

Construct'O
01-25-2008, 10:11 PM
Vermeer and Deere around here.

Fieldman12
01-25-2008, 10:44 PM
I bet you will like this Cat2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffjHly22Fcc

JDSKIDSTEER
01-25-2008, 11:50 PM
Deere overall favorite in our area. I like mesh wrap. I use to sell a lot when they let me sell all product lines. Our customers says they make tightest bales. We are Krone dealer also and they are number one in Tedders and disk mowers.

ksss
01-26-2008, 12:55 PM
Around here which is a very large hay area you see a lot of CASE Hesstons and now that CASE switched the red NH are the lastest thing. Far and away the Hesston and NH are the leaders here.

cat2
01-26-2008, 05:13 PM
i have a gehl right now, but the next one will be a john deere i think

cat2
01-26-2008, 05:14 PM
I bet you will like this Cat2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffjHly22Fcc






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ksss
01-26-2008, 05:38 PM
Wow, she has it goin on. Little too much green paint for me in the video, but she is fine.

kreft
01-27-2008, 03:38 PM
New holland is the only way to go in my book!

cat2
01-27-2008, 08:06 PM
New holland is the only way to go in my book!



i wouldn't get a new holland, because i have a guy that bales some up for me and he has a new holland. and i do not like his bales. they have the "soft center" and they never roll out even, they all roll out at once. which isn't any good for me

Fieldman12
01-28-2008, 09:40 PM
Cat2, Im betting it is something about the way the New Holland baler is setup. I would maybe talk to some people that have them. In my opinion NH is still the king of the hay world.

SouthernLandworks
01-28-2008, 09:46 PM
Def. go with the Deere or New Holland, Best out there IMO.

cat2
01-28-2008, 10:16 PM
Cat2, Im betting it is something about the way the New Holland baler is setup. I would maybe talk to some people that have them. In my opinion NH is still the king of the hay world.



that could be. i still like john deere. with the net wrap