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During a field day for international journalists, Krone showed off its newest line of balers at a farm in Hungary last summer.

Krone packs more hay into a bale

The BiG Pack HDP II large square baler boosts throughput and bale density

As Thomas Gress and a group of other baler product specialists at Krone stood in the shadow of an old Hungarian village church this past summer, they were surrounded by a group of journalists from several countries. Krone invited members of the media to a large farm on the outskirts of that village to see […] Read more

The newest and largest round baler to join the Kubota product line is the BV4580, which can make 1,800 pound, 5' x 6' bales.

Kubota expands its line and grows again

The orange brand announced new acquisitions and new equipment in 2016

Anyone who attended the Agri Trade farm show in Red Deer this fall will almost certainly have noticed some all-new Kubota equipment on display. At machinery shows all around North America in the past couple of years, the brand has certainly been making its presence known, showing an ever-expanding line of ag products. And executives […] Read more


Vermeer’s BW5500 inline bale wrapper is designed to help speed up the wrapping process for large producers or custom operators.

New Vermeer bale wrapper

Inline wrapper designed for larger operations

Vermeer has added a new inline bale wrapper to its hay and forage equipment lineup. The BW5500 is designed to cut down the wrapping time for large-volume hay growers and custom operators. “As you increase the number of bales wrapped each year, producers should consider moving from an individual wrapper to an inline wrapper,” said […] Read more

Agronic Multibalers compress chopped silage into round bales and wrap them, so silage can be stored as bales rather than in a silage pit.

This is a real silage baler

Agronic Multibaler turns chopped silage into round bales

When you’re walking the aisles at the giant Agritechnica machinery show in Hanover, Germany, you sometimes have to stop and do a double take to figure just what some machines displayed there actually do. That was the case for me when I spotted the Agronic Multibaler. Built by a company in the Netherlands, the two models […] Read more


The unique BiG Pack 870 baler can tie up to eight individual small bales within one large square bale, offering producers a new way to put up hay and straw bales.

Big and small baler in one machine

Krone’s MultiBale technology gives producers a new option for handling hay

In October Krone announced it was adding another model to its BiG Pack baler line, the 870 High Speed (HS) HDP. It’s the newest large square baler from the family-owned, German company, which has been producing haying equipment since 1906 and selling into the North American market since 1973. The 870 HS HDP, however, isn’t […] Read more

There are five new models of mower conditioners in John Deere's 2016 lineup.

John Deere doubles down on forage equipment

With hay in high demand, John Deere's got an advanced line up of hay and forage products

John Deere has released three new products for hay and forage growers. “With the straw market that we have today in our variant livestock sector, John Deere is capitalizing on that opportunity,” said Jeremy Unruh, John Deere’s product line marketing manager. “We’re hitting where the market’s hot.” 1. Self-propelled swather The W155 self-propelled windrower replaces the […] Read more


New Holland introduced the IntelliCruise feature on large square balers paired with a T7 AutoCommand tractor to automatically set ground speed in changing field conditions.

New technology options for NH balers

Variable density control for round balers and IntelliCruise on big square balers

As New Holland marks its 120th birthday in 2015, one of the ways the brand is celebrating is by offering some new features on the trademark red balers that made the brand a household name in North America — and around the world. But this year, the focus is on adding some sophisticated new technology […] Read more