504R Signature Baler

The Signature name says it all. Vermeer introduced the “One-Man Hay System” in 1971 to help farmers and ranchers get the job done. The 504R Signature baler advances this legacy by giving the working man a baler for any operation. Designed for producers who harvest primarily dry hay but also want the ability to bale silage when the weather isn’t on their side. It is built upon the three signature pillars of Vermeer balers — convenience, ease of use and durability.

Features and benefits

  • The Vermeer 3-year pickup warranty covers the internal components and includes parts* and labor on the 504R Signature baler. Operators can rest assured the pickup is backed by Vermeer parts and service. See your Vermeer dealer for details. *Does not include teeth of hardware for teeth.
  • A camless wide pickup with no cam tracks or follower bearings allows for smooth, quieter operation (minimal squeals or noises) compared to previous models. This durable, 5-bar pickup is equipped with steel teeth for baling tough or heavy crops and features fewer moving parts to help reduce maintenance and prolong the life of the machine.
  • A 5-bar, camless wide pickup features more total tines to gather the crop for big feeding capacity. This helps minimize the wear on each individual tine and more importantly provides a more efficient, positive start of the crop into the bale chamber. More tines can also equal more crop picked up in the field.
  • An aggressive rotor creates positive bale starts while the auger and feeding system forces crop onto rotating belts and then into the chamber for bale formation. Together, along with the camless wide pickup, this forms square shouldered, dense bales.
  • Real-time moisture sensors come standard on the 504R Signature baler and provide moisture readings via the Atlas™ Control System, giving operators access to real-time moisture information in the tractor cab.
  • An optional hydraulic pickup lift provides convenience for operators switching between multiple fields in a day, eliminating the extra trips in and out of the tractor. Available hydraulic controls allow the operator to easily lift and lower the pickup without getting out of the cab to make sure pickup teeth aren’t scraping the ground.
  • The durable drive train handles starting and stopping during operation. The three main drive chains are made with 80 diamond chain to minimize chain maintenance. The upper and lower drive bearings have a 33 percent higher load rating while the clutch’s maximum torque rating is 32 percent higher than on previous models. Durable parts allow operators to efficiently bale dry or wet hay.
  • See your Vermeer dealer for comprehensive service and genuine Vermeer replacement parts.
Bale Diameter 60 in 152.4 cm
Bale Width 47 in 119.4 cm
Bale Weight 1200 lbs 544.3 kg
Length - Standard 156 in 396.2 cm
Length (With Net) 173 in 439.4 cm
Length (With Ramp) 169 in 429.3 cm
Height 107 in 271.8 cm
Width - Standard 100 in 254 cm
Weight (Fully Optioned) 5400 lbs 2449.4 kg
Drawbar Weight 780 lbs 353.8 kg
Type of Chamber Variable
Drive Roller Size Two 4.78 in (12.1 cm) diameter, rubber coated, with 1.9 in (4.9 cm) round bearings
Idler Roller Size 3.5 in 8.9 cm
Start Roller Size 4.5 in 11.4 cm
Number of Plys 3-ply mini rough top   
Width of Belt 6.8 in 17.3 cm
Number of Belts 6
Type of Lace Alligator® Rivet   
Length of Belt - Long 455 in 1155.7 cm
Length of Belt - Short 465 in 1181.1 cm
Driveline 80 deg CV, 540 RPM   
Roller Chain Single 60 and 80   
Torque Protection - Main Input Shaft Friction clutch   
Torque Protection - Pick-up Radial pin clutch   
Bearing and Sprocket Configuration Round drive shafts and bearings
Horsepower Required 45 hp 33.6 kw
Horsepower Recommended 55 hp 41 kw
Width (Tooth to Tooth) 60 in 152.4 cm
Width (On Outside Flair) 68.5 in 174 cm
Tooth Bars 5
Number of Teeth 60 steel coil with 2.83 in (7.2 cm) spacing
Stripper Band Diameter 12.6 in 32.1 cm
Drive Single 60 roller chain
Floatation Gauge wheels 4.80-16 HD semi-pneumatic with spring assist
Pickup Lift Manual standard, Hydraulic optional
Bale Formation Open throat rotor feed to vertical chamber, hydraulic/spring belt tension
Monitor/Controller Bale Expert™
Machine Adjustments Adjustable gauge wheel height
Safety Equipment SMV sign/tail lights
Tailgate Cylinders Hydraulic
Density System Adjustable hydraulic bale density control
Tire Size - Standard 31 x 13.5 - 15
Feed Mechanism Single arm applying two twines
Twine Tension Adjustable spring loaded tension plates
Twine Storage 4 balls
Feed Mechanism Friction pan feed system onto main belts
Net Tension Brake system varies tension to maximize bales per roll of net
Net Width Capable of standard and over width netwrap
Net Storage Net storage - 1 extra roll
Pickup Lift hydraulic (replaces manual lift crank)
Safety Equipment Fire extinguisher, safety chain
Bale ramp Bolt-on spring-loaded
Restrictor Plates Yes
Miscellaneous 3 year pickup warranty
Work Lights Set of three flood lights

Equipment Specification Disclaimer

Vermeer Corporation reserves the right to make changes in engineering, design, and specifications; add improvements; or discontinue manufacturing at any time without notice or obligation. Equipment shown is for illustrative purposes only and may display optional or global-region specific features, accessories or components. Please contact your local Vermeer dealer for more information on machine specifications. Vermeer, the Vermeer logo, Equipped to Do More and Navigator are trademarks of Vermeer Manufacturing Company in the U.S. and/or other countries


Vermeer 504R Signature Product Walk Around- 2017 National Farm Machinery Show

In case you missed it the National Farm Machinery Show, watch a product walk around video of the 504R Signature baler. Designed for producers who harvest primarily dry hay but also want the ability to bale silage when the weather isn’t on their side. It is built upon the three signature pillars of Vermeer balers — convenience, ease of use and durability.


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Recent news

August 22, 2017
Vermeer is pleased to introduce the latest 5 ft by 4 ft balers, the 504R Classic and the 504R Premium. These introductions complete the brand’s 504R baler platform by adding an economical, entry-level option, as well as a top-of-the line baler.

August 23, 2016
Designed with the durability customers have come to expect from Vermeer, the 504R Signature’s camless wide pickup is backed by a 3-year warranty.

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