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. 


Inside the Innovation: ZR5 Development | Vermeer Agricultural Equipment

Get an inside look from Kent Thompson, Research and Development Manager of Forage Innovations, on the innovation behind the ZR5 Self-Propelled Round Baler. Unveiled by Vermeer Corporation in September of 2017, the zero-turn round baler aims to improve baler maneuverability, increased productivity and automate steps in the baling process.


ZR5 Cornstalk 2

Recent news

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