BCS model 853 walk-behind tractor operating the CAEB round haybaler. The tractor is powered by a 13hp Honda manual start engine and is equipped with standard size 5x10x20″ wheels. As you can see, total time to form, net wrap and eject the finished bale is about a minute. (our employee Adam Davis, running the machine in this video, only had about 2 minutes experience running the baler as of the time this video was shot, so it can actually be done a bit quicker with a little more experience…I have done completed bales in 45 seconds each consistently.) Note in this video that the baler net-wrap cycle is engaged by a lever at the front of the baler…this video is of an older baler model (about year 2000 manufacture), so it does not have the “remote” net wrap activation feature, which is typically located on the steering lever of the baler, which the operator holds in their right hand. With the remote net-wrap activation on the newer balers, the entire process is run from the tractor handlebars, until the bale is ejected onto the platform and needs to be set off onto the ground by the operator.
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