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    Default Hesston 530 Small Round baler

    Anyone had any experience with one of these balers?

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    Default Re: Hesston 530 Small Round baler

    My neighbor has the Case-IH version of the 530 and it does a decent job. It has not been taken care of the best but is reliable.

    I ran the 540 a couple times and didn't have any trouble with it at all. It did a good job with the ruined hay. The field was set to be small square baled and then it rained for a week. When the rain went away I rolled the hay over twice and used the 540 to pick the crap up. I wish I could have justified buying the 540 but for my use it just didn't make sense to own a round baler.
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    Default Re: Hesston 530 Small Round baler

    They are a good reliable baler that seems to take a beating and keep working. They are a very basic baler that can be run with a 35pto horsepower tractor.

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    Default Re: Hesston 530 Small Round baler

    Good little machine that can be run with a larger compact tractor. I have one sitting in my shed that is a Case-IH 8420 which is a Hesston 530 with Case-IH decals on it. Mine is in real nice shape and it happens to be for sale. Send me a PM if you are interested in more details or pictures.
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    Default Re: Hesston 530 Small Round baler

    could you run that baler with a JD 4400? pto hp @ 30?

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    Default Re: Hesston 530 Small Round baler

    I have a Hesston 5530 round baler, which is the predecessor to your 530. I pull it with a D-10 (III) Allis-Chalmers tractor (35 HP). Older gas and diesel tractors of this horsepower would have no trouble pulling this baler. I don't know if the new John Deere's or other so-called compact utility tractors have the guts to pull one of these. My brother has a 4300 JD, and it moves awful slow pulling the same 5' bush hog that my D-10 uses. My $.02

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    Default Re: Hesston 530 Small Round baler

    Quote Originally Posted by L_Nicholson
    could you run that baler with a JD 4400? pto hp @ 30?
    It would be close? Are you sure it is only 30 pto hp, we have a JD 4600 and I have pulled the 8420 with it and it did not even know it was there, but I don't know how much difference there is between the 4600 and the 4400. You could probably pull it but maybe just not make a full 54" tall bale, might have to stop at 36"-48"? Or heck it might work, before I got the 8420 I pulled an old Hesston 5500 5x5 with my M4700 @ 42pto hp and the baler called for 50pto hp, if it was real hot out and the conditions were heavy I just had to run a little slower and maybe not make a full 5' tall bale.
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    Default Re: Hesston 530 Small Round baler

    Yes, the 4400 has a gross HP of 35.7 and a PTO of 30 SRT and 28.5 HST and I have the HST.

    just at a quick glance the 4600 has a 43 gross HP right? And is it 2wd or 4wd?

    My 4400 is a 4wd.

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    Default Re: Hesston 530 Small Round baler

    Honestly I don't know what the 4600 is putting out. It belongs to our business and I rarely run it myself. We've had it 7 or 8 years and I can't remember the specs from when we bought it. It is a 4x4 and hydraulic shuttle, I guess it has got about 1,100 hrs on it and it has not been my favorite machine. It was the last non-orange tractor we bought.
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    Default Re: Hesston 530 Small Round baler

    I can't think of any baler in it's class that runs with less horsepower.

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