Baler offers one hour a day saving

Baler offers one hour a day saving

Monday, February 28, 2011

A revolutionary Fast Release System (FRS), which can lead to savings of up to an hour a day during harvest, features on John Deere's all-new 900 Series variable chamber round balers.

FRS speeds up the bale ejection process by enabling the operator to unload the completed bale in less than five seconds, which is up to 10 seconds faster than a conventional machine, says John Deere. It employs a 'curtain' design to replace the traditional heavy rear door.

As a further aid to increased productivity and efficiency, innovative side panels have replaced the usual bale chamber side walls. During bale formation, these flexible panels ensure that the baler reaches maximum capacity, and also open slightly as the bale is ejected, to prevent any risk of the bale jamming in the chamber, adds the company.

These balers will be available in limited quantities this year, before full commercial production begins for the 2012 season. Designed specifically for use by contractors and large livestock farms, the new 960 and 990 balers employ state-of-the-art technology to significantly improve baler output, bale density and operator comfort.  

In addition, the net wrapping system is now located at the front of the baler to allow continuous visual control of the wrapping process. The net is pulled directly into the bale chamber and plugging is therefore avoided, whatever type of net (CoverEdge or Edge to Edge) or net length is being used.

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