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Marcrest Manufacturing talks about its self-propelled Bale Baron

The machine can produce up to 1,100 bales per hour

By Diego Flammini
Assistant Editor, North American Content

Marcrest Manufacturing’s Bale Baron 6240SP can help producers run a more efficient hay operation.

“Self-propelled is quicker (at) opening up the fields and there’s less operator fatigue,” Mark Horst, president of Marcrest Manufacturing, said during the 2017 National Farm Machinery Show.

The Bale Baron collects small bales and packs them up, making for easier loading and transportation.

“There’s 21 bales in a bundle and two bundles high fits perfectly in a van trailer,” Horst said. “The bundles are a little under three-feet wide, so three (bundles) tipped over is the same (size) as two upright.”

With a top in-field pickup speed of 12 MPH, a maximum capacity of 1,100 bales per hour and a 13.5 foot turning radius, the Bale Baron is capable of keeping up with three balers.

Marcrest also introduced its Swing-Max, which allows two balers to be pulled with one tractor.

The first baler follows the tractor’s path while the second is controlled from the cab hydraulically.

The Swing-Max is available in sizes ranging from 20 to 42 feet.


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