Forage Innovations

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Feeding the world is serious business.  From the industry’s first wagon hoist to the pioneering round baler, Vermeer inventions have helped farmers get their work done quickly and efficiently.  We’re always looking for a better way.

The Forage Innovations group at Vermeer is dedicated to research and development, with the goal of creating productivity-enhancing solutions that do not exist today. Check out a few of their concepts brought to life below. 


ZR5 Self-Propelled Round Baler Performs in Cornstalks | Vermeer Agriculture Equipment

The Vermeer team continues to test the ZR5 self-propelled baler and lately it has been showing its capabilities in the field by producing thousands of 5-ft by 6-ft cornstalk bales. The innovations team continues to optimize the ease of operator use, especially when baling cornstalks.


ZR5 Cornstalk 1

Recent news

August 28, 2018
Vermeer is building the first five ZR5-1200 self-propelled balers to make available at a limited number of Iowa and Nebraska Vermeer dealerships — just in time for cornstalk baling season.

September 13, 2017
Vermeer continues to lead innovation in the hay and forage industry by introducing the world’s first self-propelled round baler.

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