Machinery: Deere unwraps its speedy new baler
John Deere's new variable chamber/wrapping combination baler will be seen for the first time on the company's stand at the British Grassland event in May.
Developed in partnership with the Austrian Göweil company, a specialist manufacturer of bale wrapping systems, the G5040 Kombi Ready option is available to order with any 900 series variable-chamber round baler with fast release system.
This provides farmers and contractors with an integrated baling and wrapping alternative to the fixed chamber C440R wrapping baler.
Göweil manufactures the wrapper and chassis into which the 900 series variable chamber round baler is fitted by the John Deere dealer, minus its own axle, drawbar and bale discharge ramp.
The combination baler uses the same table transport system that received a silver medal at Agritechnica in 1997.
Deere claims the system works at the same speed as the 900 series baler, so while one bale is being wrapped on the table another one is being made in the chamber.
The baler can also carry enough XtraFilm stretch wrap to bale all day without stopping.