Towing Three Balers Behind One Tractor

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Anyone ever seen this before?

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Noticed it when I was browsing Google.

Looks like one way to get full use of extra HP :D

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Considering each of those balers only needs about a 40 hp tractor in front of it then yes that would be putting additional hp to good use.

I have never seen anything like that before, must be out west somewhere.
 
  
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I was thinking you were going to need to be pretty accurate with raking to keep the rows all equidistant apart. (Unless each baler can be moved sideways to follow the windrow.
 
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Grrrr said:
I was thinking you were going to need to be pretty accurate with raking to keep the rows all equidistant apart. (Unless each baler can be moved sideways to follow the windrow.

Under one of the pictures on the website it says that it can be adjusted on the fly.
 
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civesnedfield said:
Under one of the pictures on the website it says that it can be adjusted on the fly.

I'd bet the operator could also be a world champion accordian player !! MikeD74T
 
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It'd take 20 acres to turn that rig around :eek:

I'm doing good to keep ONE baler on track and adjusted. Ain't no way......
 
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Looks intriguing. Also looks like it could be a real pain to operate.

If I was making hay there would be one bigger baler back there.:D
 
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I think its pretty darn cool!!!! :D

BTW there are instances when small bales are what the customer wants and this is a very inventive means of covering a large area fast!! Inlines are perfectly suited to this setup.
 
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From the looks of the pics, this set-up is being used in an area where yields are low. Up in this neck of the woods, no way would this set-up work. I've seen 125HP tractors struggling to handle the load when bailing timothy. This was using HD freeman sq bailers. They can eat a lot of hay and you'll see some with a wheel rake at the mouth to help gather up the windrows.

This operator has to be busy trying to keep these 3 bailers lined up.

Interesting pics.
 
  
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I think I find it bad enough when one baler is playing clown but having three all playing clowns when you want to be baling would be no fun for me ;)
 
 
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