Pine Straw Baler?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by BowtieBlazer, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. BowtieBlazer

    BowtieBlazer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    I'm taking a business venture into pine straw harvesting, and have a well established narrowly spaced pine stand. Currently its baled by hand in a machine pressed square bale. Looking to go pto driven baling but want to stick with small square bales anyone out there doing this or have suggestions?
     
  2. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,396

    go with a new holland baler...arguably the best small balers out there
     
  3. BowtieBlazer

    BowtieBlazer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    I'll look into those any model number come to mind?
     
  4. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,396

    are you looking for an older baler or newer baler?
     
  5. BowtieBlazer

    BowtieBlazer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    being that I don't know exactly what models to even look at new or used is an option price not being an issue for the "right" new equipment.. what's out there?
     
  6. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,396

    we're running a New Holland model 275, its an older baler but in very nice shape, we have a kicker on ours too...which you probably wouldn't need

    if you are looking at older balers you will find 275's anywhere from $1,500-$4,500

    it is a good size baler for our needs...obviously there are larger balers that require a little more HP to run them, but for our operation the 275 is great, pulled behind a John Deere 4020 we do roughly 40 acres of hay with it

    The newer models in the same size would be 575 but for those balers new you are looking at $20,000+

    the 315 and 320 are also good models

    check this out....

    http://www.tractorhouse.com/listing...HOLLAND&GUID=10D810CA1057439C9B0C865DD44F8DEF
     
  7. BowtieBlazer

    BowtieBlazer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    thanks for the response, I'm looking for a low HP type smaller bales are better, easier to let landscapers handle/sell to avg. homeowner

    cool site i'm going to look around
     
  8. johnsonslawnmanagement

    johnsonslawnmanagement LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 909

    You guys happen to know where I can get a hand baler or plans for building one?
    Posted via Mobile Device
     

Share This Page