Get ready to change the way you put up hay.

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The ZR5-1200 self-propelled baler makes quick work of a field while offering an unprecedented level of comfort and maneuverability. Automating parts of the baling process, the ZR5-1200 aims to reduce the number of steps needed to make a bale. This zero-turn machine is built tough and specifically designed for one job unlike tractor-baler combinations — baling. Get ready to let the ZR5-1200 change the way you put up hay.

Get ready to change the way you put up hay.

The ZR5-1200 self-propelled baler makes quick work of a field while offering an unprecedented level of comfort and maneuverability. Automating parts of the baling process, the ZR5-1200 aims to reduce the number of steps needed to make a bale. This zero-turn machine is built tough and specifically designed for one job unlike tractor-baler combinations — baling. Get ready to let the ZR5-1200 change the way you put up hay.

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Features & Benefits

TempSense™

TempSense stands as a safeguard, proactively giving owners and operators real-time insights about their balers to help prevent bearing failure while also promoting preventative maintenance. This innovative system utilizes a suite of wireless sensors placed near high-stress bearings within the bale chamber. These highly responsive sensors continuously monitor bearing temperatures, promptly alerting the operator to bearings that may need inspection or maintenance.

Independent suspension system

Experience a smooth, comfortable ride with the cab uniquely positioned over the suspension. A patented independent suspension system within the ZR5-1200 allows operators to better handle the uneven ground conditions that naturally come with baling.

Zero-turn capability

Minimize missed windrows to help maximize productivity. The zero-turn capabilities of the ZR5-1200 means you can spend less time correcting course and more time baling when compared to a conventional tractor-baler combination. The novelty of navigating tight turns in irregular fields never gets old.

Visibility

No need to turn around while baling — the ZR5-1200 cab was built with wide visibility in mind with two cameras to see both the baler pickup and rear view of the machine displayed on a screen in the cab.

Quarter-turn technology

Save time when picking up bales with integrated quarter-turn technology that allows bales to be placed parallel to the windrow.

Convenient maintenance

The bale chamber can be removed for quick maintenance. After the chamber is detached from the base unit, operators have convenient access to the bale chamber for routine maintenance.

Automation

By automating parts of the baling process, the ZR5-1200 helps reduce the number of manual steps to make a bale to just one step. When you choose to bale in automatic mode, the ZR5-1200 control system, paired with a hydraulic drive system, can make real-time adjustments based on field and crop conditions and can even open and close the tailgate automatically.

Speed

The ZR5-1200 zero-turn capability and innovative design, coupled with its 200-hp (149-kW) engine, helps operators get maximum benefits in their hay and forage operation. This includes speeds of up to 12 mph (19.3 km/hr) in the field based on ground conditions, and up to 34 mph (54 km/hr) when in transport mode.

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

  • Engine

  • Control system

  • Cab

  • Bale Forming Chamber

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