February 2019 marked a production milestone for the family-owned German manufacturer Krone. The company, which produces hay and forage equipment, is celebrating 25 years of large square baler production. Along with that, 2019 marks 45 years of selling equipment in North America.
When it began large-square baler production in 1993, the brand claims to have been the first to offer tandem axles, as well as a three-blade cutter system which help produce a denser bale.
Over the years the balers have been upgraded to include a variety of features, including the Multi-Bale model than can build one large bale that includes nine pre-tied smaller bales within it. Krone now offers six large square baler models that offer five different chamber sizes. In 2017 it also began offering the BaleCollect accumulator, which is towed behind the baler. It can bunch up to five bales together in the field.