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This first of its kind – the ZR5-1200 self-propelled baler makes quick work of any field while offering an unprecedented level of operator comfort and maneuverability.  Automating parts of the baling process, the ZR5-1200 aims to reduce the number of steps an operator must complete to make a bale as well as provide the ability to automatically make real-time adjustments based on field, crop and operator inputs. Get ready to go big time and let the ZR5-1200 change the way you put up hay.  

Big-time operators need a big-time machine to do big-time things.

This first of its kind – the ZR5-1200 self-propelled baler makes quick work of any field while offering an unprecedented level of operator comfort and maneuverability.  Automating parts of the baling process, the ZR5-1200 aims to reduce the number of steps an operator must complete to make a bale as well as provide the ability to automatically make real-time adjustments based on field, crop and operator inputs. Get ready to go big time and let the ZR5-1200 change the way you put up hay.  

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Features & Benefits

Patent-pending suspension technology

Unprecedented ride quality is achieved through patent-pending suspension technology. Operators experience a smoother, more comfortable ride with the cab uniquely positioned over the suspension.

Zero-turn capability

Spend less time turning and more time baling with the zero-turn capability of the ZR5. When it’s time to drive on the road, switch to Transport Mode which disengages the zero-turn capability.

Automated components

Key parts of the baling process are automated when using the ZR5.  When the desired bale size is achieved, the machine will stop automatically, begin tying, quarter turn for bale ejection (if desired), open and close the tailgate and return to where it was in the windrow.  To begin baling again, simply push the “Go” button.

Ease of maintenance

Maintenance is easy to perform with the ZR5-1200. In just a few minutes, the bale chamber can be removed to perform maintenance. Once maintenance is complete, it can just as easily be reinstalled.

Integrated quarter-turn technology

Integrated quarter-turn technology allows the operator to eject bales to the right, left or straight back. Using the left or right option, bales are positioned parallel with the windrow allowing for more efficiency when picking up bales.  When loading bales positioned using the quarter-turn technology, the process of picking up bales can be up to 35% faster.

Increased transport speeds

Transport speeds of 30+ mph (48.3+ km/h) allow operators to quickly get from field to field or home after a long day of baling.

Specifications

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  • Dimensions and Weight of Power Unit with Baler Chamber

    • Length with Netwrap and Ramp 248 in 629.9 cm
    • Height 124 in 315 cm
    • Width 142 in 360.7 cm
    • Weight 19500 lbs 8845.1 kg
  • Power Unit

    • Engine 200 hp (149.1 kW) Cummins Stage V 4.5L Engine
    • Ground Drive 2 Speed Hydrostatic
    • Maximum Road Speed 30+ mph (48.3+ kph)
    • Maximum Baling Speed 12 mph 19.3 km/h
    • Rear Tire 18.4 R38
    • Front Tire 21.5L 16.1 Hwy
    • Fuel Capacity 93 gal 352 L
    • DEF Capacity 8.8 gal 33.3 L
    • Suspension Double A-arm independent hydraulic suspension
    • Inclinometer 2-axis
    • Cab Deluxe cab
    • Seats Leather, heated, air-conditioned, air ride, adjustable
    • Display 10.4 in (26.4 cm) color touchscreen with soft keys
    • Entertainment AM/FM Bluetooth with auxiliary input
    • Steering Tilt and telescoping
    • Camera Pickup view and tailgate view with auto changing color/infrared display
    • Standard Details Dual steering mode, counter steer, automation mode, trainer seat, LED work lights, beverage cooler, in-cab heat, in-cab air conditioning
  • Bale Chamber

    • Bale Diameter 72 in 182.9 cm
    • Bale Width 61 in 154.9 cm
    • Bale Weight Up to 2400 lbs.
    • Number of Belts (8) 6.8 in (17.3 cm)
    • Roller Chain Single 50, Single 60, Single 80, O-ring on 60 and 80
    • Drive Rollers 5.5 in (14.0 cm)
    • Drum Roller 12 in 30.5 cm
    • Idler Rollers 4.75 in (12.1 cm), 5.5 in (14.0 cm)
    • Start Rollers 4.5 in 11.4 cm
    • Netwrap Friction pan onto main belts
    • Net Storage Storage location for extra roll of net
    • Drive System Hydrostatic
    • Lubrication Auto-lube greasing system
    • Bale Formation Open throat vertical chamber with drum, hydraulic belt tension
  • Pickup

    • Pickup Width (Tooth to Tooth) 77 in 195.6 cm
    • Pickup Width (Flare to Flare) 90 in 228.6 cm
    • Tooth Bars (10) 5 right, 5 left
    • Number of Teeth (65) Rubber-mounted double tines with 3 1/16 in (7.8 cm) spacing
    • Drive System Hydraulic
    • Standard Details Hydraulic pickup lift, powered windguard

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