If you are buying a baler first, keep horsepower requirements in mind when pairing with a tractor. PTO horsepower requirements for round balers start at 30 hp and can run up to 120 hp.
How much PTO HP do I need?
Remember, you need to match the tractor to the job you want to do. If you want to operate a five-foot cutter (shredder), a good rule of thumb is 20 PTO horsepower (not engine horsepower). A six-foot cutter requires roughly 30 PTO horsepower.
How much horsepower do you need to run a 4×5 round baler?
Requiring a minimum of only 40 PTO horsepower to operate, Roll-Belt 450 Utility balers are the perfect match for most tractors found on small farms.
How many HP does it take to run a small round baler?
The smallest 4×4 balers can run on 40ish hp but are much faster with 65 hp or better.
How many HP does it take to run a 3×3 baler?
|Bale||80×90 cm 3×3 ft|
|Machine – Width||2.76 m 9.1 ft|
|Machine – Height||2.7 m 8.9 ft|
|Machine – Weight||7,700 kg 16,975 lb|
|Minimum tractor requirement||86 kW 115 PTO hp – no Pre-Cutter 97 kW 130 PTO hp – with Pre-Cutter|
What is the difference between engine horsepower and PTO horsepower?
So, while the engine horsepower value is useful to a point, there’s a more meaningful number: the power takeoff horsepower (PTO-HP). Horsepower at the PTO is generally based on a measurement with the engine set at the speed that turns the PTO at either of the standard speeds of 540 or 1,000 rpm.
How is PTO horsepower calculated?
A PTO’s horsepower is directly proportional to the output shaft rpm. Therefore, the faster it turns, the more horsepower is produced. The formula to determine the horsepower (hp) is: hp = torque (T) x rpm ÷ 5,252.
How much HP do I need for a round baler?
PTO horsepower requirements for round balers start at 30 hp and can run up to 120 hp. There are a couple of different options when it comes to bale size in balers. Balers can be fixed chambered, variable chambered, or a combination thereof.
What size tractor do I need to lift round bales?
If you want to move 5×5′ round bales, realistically you’re looking at a 5 series tractor. The size also makes them good for working in the woods, as they have great ground clearance and enough mass to remain more stable than some smaller tractors.
How tall is a round baler?
The dimensions of this baler measure 227 inches in length, including the long tongue, 67 inches height by 108 inches width.
How many round bales are in an acre?
How many 5×5 round bales per acre? But rule of thumb is that one tonne of hay is equal to approx 40/45 bales or 4 to 5 round bales and one acre would yield approx two tonnes of hay.