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Vermeer updates Cornstalk Special Baler with Inline ramp

Vermeer Corporation Published on 13 July 2012
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Vermeer’s 605 Super M Cornstalk Special Baler makes baling cornstalks as easy as baling hay – and now enhanced with the optional Inline Ramp, picking up cornstalk bales is even easier.

The Inline Ramp positions bales so you can pick them up along the rows without the need to drive over ridges and cornstalks, helping you save time in the field and making the bale loading process smoother.


In addition, the updated Cornstalk Special includes a new, durable O-ring chain in high-wear locations to withstand the harsh conditions of cornstalk baling.


“The Cornstalk Special baler is built to make cornstalk baling easy from start to finish. Not only is the baler designed to efficiently bale cornstalks and withstand the conditions of doing so, but now the optional Inline Ramp makes the loading process more efficient as well,” says Phil Chrisman, Vermeer baler product manager.

“Driving through the field over ridges and rows to pick up bales can be a slow, difficult process. But by turning the bales with the Inline Ramp so they sit with the rows, an operator can easily drive along the rows to pick up bales more quickly, and at the same time reduce the need to move the bales for loading.”

To complement the durable features of the Cornstalk Special, the new O-ring chain can better withstand the dust and dirt contamination that comes with cornstalk baling.

“Durability is the key to the Cornstalk Special. Utilizing this O-ring chain in the places where dust and dirt contamination issues commonly occur will help eliminate some maintenance time and further enhance the durability of the baler,” continues Chrisman.

In addition to these updates, the 605 Super M Cornstalk Special includes the features farmers have come to depend on for efficient cornstalk baling.

The patented powered windguard improves feeding of the cornstalk material and provides easy clearing of pickup blockages by reversing the windguard rotation.

The Cornstalk Special also comes standard with the Bale Expert monitor including three-position bale shape sensors and scale for real-time bale weight reporting, and is built with a dual stage belt tightener for increased starting speeds.  FG

—From Vermeer Corporation news release