If you are buying a baler first, keep horsepower requirements in mind when pairing with a tractor. PTO horsepower requirements for round balers start at 30 hp and can run up to 120 hp.
How big of a tractor do I need to run a round baler?
For example, a baler that recommends 50 HP, I’d prefer to have a tractor at least 75 HP to pull it. As others have said, you’d probably be even happier at 100 HP. That said, for the number of bales per year you indicated, you could make do with a 50-75 hp utility tractor.
How much horsepower do you need to run a 4×5 round baler?
Requiring a minimum of only 40 PTO horsepower to operate, Roll-Belt 450 Utility balers are the perfect match for most tractors found on small farms.
How much HP is needed to run a square baler?
I saw a video of a square baler being pulled by a Farmall Super A, which is about 20 hp. The baler was not powered by its own motor, so the tractor had to do all the work. Therefore, I would say that 20 is probably the minimum required horsepower, but I wouldn’t recommend pulling a baler with that unless you have to.
How much HP is a JD 4020?
The 4020 Diesel has a six-cylinder engine tested at 84 drawbar and 91 PTO horsepower. John Deere’s Syncro Range transmission with 8 forward speeds and two reverse speeds was standard, a power shift transmission was optional.
How much HP does my tractor need?
If you need to do basic mowing on flat terrain, find a compact tractor with 25 to 30 hp. If you need something more substantial for plowing, invest in the 45 to 85 hp range. For full-scale farming, a row crop tractor is likely your best choice.
What size Bale does a John Deere 535 make?
The John Deere 535 is a pull-type, 540 rpm PTO driven baler with a variable cylindrical chamber and a drum pickup. The 535 baler produces hard core bales measuring 5.1 ft (1.6 m) wide and 1. 2. 3.
What is the smallest round baler?
The Ibex Mini Round Baler is the simplest, easiest to use mechanical baler on the market today and is as close as you can get to a “plug and play” baler. With the ability to produce 90 bales per hour, it’s perfect for small operations of 5-20 acres.
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 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.
There are so many different soils, and different conditions such as wet and dry, the rule of thumb of 16 hp per bottom didn’t really mean a lot. We sometimes plowed with chains on the land side wheel, as the wheel in the furrow had better traction.