Hello everyone, my name is Cale Sledge, Product Marketing Specialist for AGCO Haytools. Thanks for your interest in the Hesston 2170 XD large square baler by Massey Ferguson. I am here to give a brief customer update on the 2170 XD balers running in the 2011 season.
Back in May 2011, we visited Reuben Wood of Buckeye, Arizona, USA, who owns and operates two Hesston 2170 XD balers. Reuben’s custom baling business, Wood Bros Hay Company, does approximately 3000 acres per month. They have entered the export hay market recently and require a minimum 1550 lb bale in hay. As you can see from the video, they have recently been producing high quality, 1580 lb (10-12% moisture) hay bales and 1100 lb in straw. He expects to get even better weight and density results in the future.
Reuben also talks about the expense of running a custom baling business. He explains how, after looking at the bottom dollar and all expenses involved, the new 2170 XD balers will save him a lot of money compared to running competitive brand balers. I rode with Reuben while baling and he told me, “If these balers continue to run like they have been and like we expect them to, we will actually make a profit this year.”
Watch the video below and you will see – he is very pleased with the result and performance of his Hesston 2170 XD balers.
The baler will be available for full global production in 2012 and is currently being tested in North America.
Are you using a Hesston 2170 XD baler by Massey Ferguson? What sort of differences have you seen in the density and weight of your bales?