Vermeer Corporation has added a new inline bale wrapper to its hay and forage equipment lineup. The Vermeer BW5500 bale wrapper is designed to give large volume hay operations and custom operators faster wrapping times and more operational control.
“As you increase the number of bales wrapped each year, producers should consider moving from an individual wrapper to an inline wrapper,” said Vermeer Product Manager Josh Vrieze. “Not only can you wrap bales faster using an inline wrapper, but larger operations also save on plastic.”
The BW5500 is equipped with a digital controller that allows the operator to set the desired amount of wraps on bales by adjusting hydraulic flow automatically to provide the right amount of wrap is used at all times. The LCD screen allows the operator to track data and determine the total number of bales wrapped.
It also has three 30-inch (76.2-cm) pre-stretchers, compared to two pre-stretchers 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 remotely.