The bale / weight scale kit that I mentioned in my previous article is shown below. You will notice the load cells at the bottom of the chute mounting. These load cells measure the bale weight. The bale length and flake length are measured via the star wheel meter on the top of the bale chamber. The bale weight is displayed on the baler or tractor monitor if the tractor is ISO compliant.
Below is a field shot of one of our balers running in Arizona in Alfalfa. You will notice we are running against two competitive balers. With a 23% faster plunger speed and the Hesston pre-compression chamber we were running much faster in the field with better bale formation.
I will be traveling to Oregon to bale different types of grass hays and straw next week. Keep watching for more information on the exciting 2170XD balers as I will have an update from the field next week.
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