Vermeer introduces high-tech inline hay-bale wrapper

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Vermeer Corp. unveiled a new inline bale wrapper this week as part of its hay and forage equipment lineup.

“As you increase the number of bales wrapped each year, producers should consider moving from an individual wrapper to an inline wrapper,” Vermeer Product Manager Josh Vrieze said. “Not only can you wrap bales faster using an inline wrapper, but larger operations also save on plastic.”

The Vermeer BW5500 bale wrapper is designed to yield  faster wrapping times and more operational control for custom operators and large-volume hay operations.

The BW5500 is equipped with a digital controller that allows the operator to set the desired wrap volume on bales by adjusting hydraulic flow automatically to ensure the right amount of wrap is used at all times. The easy-to-read LCD screen allows the operator to track data and determine the total number of bales wrapped.

The BW5500 has three 30-inch (76.2-cm) pre-stretchers, compared with two on competing models, allowing for faster wrapping and less-frequent load cycles. A soft-start feature progressively starts the movement of the hoop, which reduces machine wear and limits the potential for plastic film tearing on startup. There is also an optional remote control to let the operator start, stop or steer the bale wrapper from afar.

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