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    Default Roll Baling with a 4320

    Just bought a New Holland BR7050 round baler! All I can say is WOW!!! I'm a sucker for the 0%/36mo financing anyway, but after my wife helped me with putting close to 1000 small square bales in the barn, she was more than happy to agree to the purchase. I was worried that the 4320 would not "handle" a round baler (as some had warned), but my fears were totally unfounded. The tractor has tons of power and with filled rear wheels it is perfectly stable. The BR7050 is a 4X4 but I belive the 4320 could easily handle a 4X5 baler. I also bought a 5 wheel rake and a 2 wheel rotary tedder for our 22 acres. Now I have to decide on a mower. Making hay is FUN!!!
    JD 5083E Limited, 563 NSL loader, MX6 cutter, Buhler 7' rear blade, Speeco #100 PHD, New Holland BR7050 Round Baler, various hay tools

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    Default Re: Roll Baling with a 4320

    Good for you Chris.
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    Default Re: Roll Baling with a 4320

    JD's literature claims the 4000 Twenty series tractors have a dry weight of 3,700lbs. Add oil, fluids, and the molasses in the rear tires and I'll bet the "wet" weight of your tractor is well over 5,000lbs. Probably closer to 5,500lbs.

    That should be more than enough weight to stabilize your tractor.
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    Default Re: Roll Baling with a 4320

    It does sound like lots of fun. Maybe you could post up some pics of your haying equipment in action?

    Take care.
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    Default Re: Roll Baling with a 4320

    Chris -- bravo! Jump in there and show the doubters and nay-sayers what for!!

    I don't know anything about the model of baler that you're using. What does the manufacturer recommend as the minimum HP?

    I know that Greyfields has a round baler behind his 4120 but I think it's quite a bit smaller (produced bale size and wt.) than a 4'x4' bale. What is the average wt. of the bales that you're turning out?

    Thanks. A couple of pics would be great, too!

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    Default Re: Roll Baling with a 4320

    It's funny...The sales literature says 40 PTO HP minimum. Which is exactly what my 4320 has. When I got it home I was reading the owner's manual and it said 35 PTO HP minimum. I guess the lawyers make them exagerate the HP needed in the sales lit.

    I am not making very big bales yet. The manual says the best way to break in the belts is by making smaller bales for the first 30-50 bales. I've only made 10 so far. It says the bales can be as heavy as 750 lbs. The ones I've made were maybe 500 lbs.

    I would be happy to share pics. I am cutting 3 acres of alfalfa 7/17 so I will take some pics as I progress. I will need to learn how to post them.
    JD 5083E Limited, 563 NSL loader, MX6 cutter, Buhler 7' rear blade, Speeco #100 PHD, New Holland BR7050 Round Baler, various hay tools

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    Default Re: Roll Baling with a 4320

    do you have a bale spear for your loader? if so, how does it handle?

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    Default Re: Roll Baling with a 4320

    I have the Frontier spear that has 3 narrow spears all of equal length. It works awesome. I got that one because it can move round bales PLUS large square bales. I also have a spear on the 3 point. No problems moving bales at all. We've found the designated loader spear that mounts to the ends of the loader arms is better than spears that bolt on to the bucket. It is more manueverable in a tight barn. I paid around $500 but it's worth it.
    JD 5083E Limited, 563 NSL loader, MX6 cutter, Buhler 7' rear blade, Speeco #100 PHD, New Holland BR7050 Round Baler, various hay tools

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    Default Re: Roll Baling with a 4320

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisJD4320
    I have the Frontier spear that has 3 narrow spears all of equal length. It works awesome. I got that one because it can move round bales PLUS large square bales. I also have a spear on the 3 point. No problems moving bales at all. We've found the designated loader spear that mounts to the ends of the loader arms is better than spears that bolt on to the bucket. It is more manueverable in a tight barn. I paid around $500 but it's worth it.

    Good stuff - the purpose built spear rocks.

    Where are the pics?

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