Quick Answer: How big of a tractor do I need for a square baler?

Most standard square balers on the market require 35 horsepower at your tractor’s PTO, and a minimum tractor weight of around 3000 pounds. That means that they cannot be run with today’s compact tractors.

Will a Ford 8N run a square baler?

You can bale with an 8N. Google youtube for some videos of it being done and you’ll have to learn how to kick it out of gear quickly if the baler starts to choke without letting the baler plunger stop – else you’ll be on your knees cleaning out the wad of hay jamming up the baler!

How much does a small square baler weight?

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Key Specs:
Length w/ long tongue 576.5 cm 227 in.
Width 274.3 cm 108 in.
Height 170.2 cm 67 in.
Weight empty 1411 kg 3110 lb

What rpm do you run a square baler?

Make sure your baler is running the full 540 rpms (revolutions per minute). Since your baler runs at 82 strokes per minute, you’ll now be baling around four “square” bales per minute.

What do farmers use to cut hay?

Mower – These machines are used to mow the hay. There are basically two types of mowers: sickle bar and disc or rotary.. The sickle bar type mower provides a neat, clean cut of the forage. The sickle bar type of mower provides a neat, clean cut of the forage.

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How much is a square baler?

A good, serviceable square baler can be found from $500 to $2,500 depending on where your small farm is located and what time of year it is purchased. The baler compresses the hay into a packed bale weighing around 38 or 40 pounds, easily manageable by a lone farmer.

What is a Ford 8N used for?

What you DO get in the Ford 8N is rugged reliability at a low price. There are plenty of small chores around the farm for which the Ford 8N is perfect. The three-point hitch makes it a versatile tool. I use one frequently for blading the driveway, brush hogging, and pulling a wagon to and from the woodpile.

How many small square bales are in a large square bale?

Both big and small baler would line up and bale side by side across 1/2 mile field, ave 15 small bales to 1 big bale. That’s here on our farm. It depends whether you bale it with a Hesston or a Krone!

How much hay is in a 4×4 round bale?


Bale Size (ft) Est. Bale Weight 2 (lb) Bale Size, % of a 5×5 Bale
4×4 512 51
4×5 800 80
4×6 1,153 115
5×5 1,000 100