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

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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 ZR5-1200.  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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  • Bale Size

    • Bale Diameter 36 in - 72 in (91.4 cm - 182.9 cm)
    • Bale Width 61 in 154.9 cm
    • Maximum bale weight 2400 lbs 1088.6 kg
  • Dimensions and Weights

    • 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
  • Engine

    • Engine 200 hp (149 kW) Cummins Stage V 4.5L engine
    • Ground Drive 2-speed
    • 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 88 gal 333.1 L
    • DEF Capacity 8.8 gal 33.3 L
    • Suspension Double A-arm independent hydraulic
    • Dual steering mode Standard
    • Counter steer Standard
  • Control system

    • Display 10.4-in (26.4-cm) color touchscreen with soft keys
    • Bale shape sensors Standard
    • Real-time moisture data Standard
    • Scales Standard
    • Field Statistics 50 fields with names
    • Automation mode Standard
    • LED work lights Standard
  • Cab

    • Seats Leather, heated, air-conditioned, air-ride, adjustable
    • Entertainment AM/FM bluetooth with auxiliary input
    • Steering Tilt and telescoping
    • Camera Two infrared cameras: one pickup view and one tailgate view with auto-changing color display
    • Instructional seat Standard
    • Beverage cooler Standard
    • In-cab heat Standard
    • In-cab air conditioning Standard
  • Bale Forming Chamber

    • Drive roller size 5.5 in 14 cm
    • Drum roller size 12 in 30.5 cm
    • Idler roller size 3.5 in (8.9 cm), 4.8 in (12.1 cm), 5.5 in (14 cm)
    • Start Roller Size 4.5 in 11.4 cm
    • Belt Type Standard mini rough top
    • Number of Belts 8
    • Width of Belt 6.8 in 17.3 cm
    • Length of belt (long) 540 in 1371.6 cm
    • Length of belt (short) 533 in 1353.8 cm
    • Type of Lace Alligator rivet
    • Silage kit Optional
    • Powered windguard Optional

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Current Special Offers

100% satisfaction guaranteed. If you aren't satisfied with your new ZR5-1200 self-propelled baler, we will take it back.

100% satisfaction guaranteed. If you aren't satisfied with your new ZR5-1200 self-propelled baler, we will take it back.

All new ZR5-1200 self-propelled balers retailed between May 1, 2021, and June 30, 2021, can take advantage of the 100% customer satisfaction guarantee program with a completed certificate.
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More about the Vermeer ZR5-1200 self-propelled baler

How Toby Roscoe increased his productivity with the ZR5-1200 self-propelled baler

How Toby Roscoe increased his productivity with the ZR5-1200 self-propelled baler

Toby Roscoe ran the ZR5-1200 against his two conventional balers. He averaged a 1.6 to 1.9 times more bales with the new machine than the average of his conventional balers, in the same amount of time.

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Haymakers overcome challenges, open new doors with the ZR5-1200 self-propelled baler

Haymakers overcome challenges, open new doors with the ZR5-1200 self-propelled baler

With the Vermeer ZR5-1200 self-propelled baler in full production, hay producers across the Midwest to the Western Slope have discovered benefits of the machine’s innovative features.

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Justin Hannsz switched to the Vermeer ZR5-1200 self-propelled baler and put up 75 bales per hour

Justin Hannsz switched to the Vermeer ZR5-1200 self-propelled baler and put up 75 bales per hour

“With the ZR5-1200, I knew I could up my production,” Hannsz said. “With my tractor-baler combo, I could get about 50 bales per hour, but with the ZR5-1200 I can do over 75 bales per hour.”

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