Increased Capacity

Industry leader in bale capacity at a bale every 5.5 seconds, continuous operation.*

No one allows you to bale faster!

The model 200 Bale Band-It can handle a bale consistently every 5.5 seconds through the tie cycle. This is a rate of 654.5 bales per hour, but would be difficult to attain in the field due to turning at the end rows and the baler not consistently making a bale every 5.5 seconds.  However, it can be approached in short intervals.

A common question is asked “Will the Bale Band-It slow down my baling?”.  This depends on a couple of factors.

  • The first factor is whether or not the tractor being used has enough hydraulic capacity. If it has at least 25 gpm (gallons per minute) on a closed center system, then it needs to be hooked up to the Bale Band-It properly to prevent flow restrictions.  The speed of the Bale Band-It is directly related to the hydraulic flow it receives.   Lower gpm from your tractor will limit the Bale Band-It’s speed.
  • The second factor is whether or not the operator is currently baling a decent quality bale.  For example, most baler manuals specify that each stroke should not exceed a 3″ slice in the bale.  So if you wanted to make a 36″ bale, the baler manufacturers recommend a minimum of 12 strokes per bale. If the operator puts at least 12 strokes in each bale (for a 36″ bale), they will have consistent bale lengths and very uniform bales. On a high capacity inline baler that has 100 strokes per min, this would produce approximately 500 bales per hour if baling was non-stop. On other balers the strokes per minute are less, around 92 strokes per minute which is approximately 460 bales per hour if baling was non-stop.

Small Square Baler Capacities

          3= Inches of hay / stroke (or flake)

Strokes / Min

Bale Length (in)

Bales / hr

100

35

514.3

100

36

500.0

100

37

486.5

100

39

461.5

92

35

473.1

92

36

460.0

92

37

447.6

92

39

424.6

 

The Bale Band-It 200 gives you a lot of buffer room for operators wanting to bale even faster.  You can see from the above numbers, the Bale Band-It is 140.2 bales / hour over the baler’s highest rating.

You can help your baler’s capacity by your raking techniques.  Consistency in the windrow allows you to drive consistent speeds and helps the baler to put consistent strokes per bale.

Bale faster, bale better, that’s what the Bale Band-It allows you to do.

* Bale capacity assumes a 25+ gpm hydraulic supply from a closed center (piston pump) hydraulic system.  Lower gpm means lower capacity.  See “Tractor Requirements” on the FAQ page to see a more comprehensive description of the Bale Band-It’s hydraulic requirements.