The BaleCollect 1230 was launched by Krone at Agritechnica last year, one of the world’s leading machinery expos.
It is the first ever bale collector of its kind released by the company, it was designed with the aim of being able to carry up to three 2.7m long bales and can go behind Krone’s Big Pack balers.
Best Bits: According to Krone themselves, the best part of the new design is the hydraulic drawbar. This allows for telescopes to provide safe castering when transporting on roads, which makes it a real one of a kind. The drawbar breaks the connection from the baler to the bale collector, which then allows for it to be towed behind just like another trailer with a 3.9m transport length!
How it works:
When towing the BaleCollect behind a Big Pack baler, a detecting sensor picks up when a bale leaves the bale chamber and pushes it to the side.
The next bale to come through is pushed onto the other side, using the same sensor. When a third bale emerges from the baler in front, all three are pushed off the machine and onto the ground. There is also weighing scales on the BaleCollect, meaning it can store and record the weight of every single bale!
The BaleCollect is compatible with every Big Pack baler and is approved for travelling up to 50kms per hour.
n transport position, the sides fold on to the table to reduce the transport width to less than 3m. The bale collector pulls like a second trailer behind the Big Pack – a boon when travelling around bends or through narrow gates. BaleCollect is compatible with all Big Pack models and can be approved for 50km/hr.
Check out the video below and see the BaleCollect 1230 in action for yourself!