Vermeer Introduces 504 PRO Baler

10/4/2012

The all-new 504 PRO Baler from Vermeer is built to handle the demands of heavy, wet material for frequent silage baling. The 5' x 4' variable chamber baler has the heavy drive components necessary for effective silage baling, and also offers the features and flexibility to produce high-quality bales in a variety of materials. With the standard, color touch screen E-Link Pro monitor, baling operations can be easily controlled from the cab.

"Features such as Hydroflexcontrol and the Xtracut17 chopper system have proven to be very effective in baling silage, and we're excited to offer those features in this all-new 5' x 4' baler," says Phil Chrisman, Vermeer product manger. "The 504 PRO Baler has many of the same components found in our 404 PRO Silage Baler, but in a variable chamber with a standard wide pickup that gives producers more flexibility to bale wet or dry hay."

With Hydroflexcontrol, the floor of the 504 PRO Baler can flex up and down to minimize blockage in the pickup. This feature also gives the operator the ability to hydraulically open the floor of the baler should a blockage occur so they can easily clear the plug without leaving the cab. The Xtracut17 is a 17-knife chopper system on the pickup rotor, with the option of utilizing knives in quantities of zero, eight, nine or 17. This feature contributes to better bale density, fermentation, silage quality and digestibility, and also provides a consistent, precut material for additions to rations fed using a mixer wagon.

In addition, the all-new, color touch screen E-Link Pro monitor comes standard with the 504 PRO Baler. "The E-Link Pro monitor gives customers some user-friendly capabilities and functions we haven't offered before," says Chrisman. "Operators will appreciate the ability to electronically control bale density from the cab, or the ramp 'home' sensor that alerts the operator when the bale is fully ejected for a faster tailgate cycle. They can also collect and store comprehensive field and operation statistics, among the many other features this monitor has to offer."

Other features of the 504 PRO Baler include the patented Powersplit Transmission with a split gearbox design for better use of horsepower when baling in heavy material, endless belts to eliminate the need for lace maintenance, and heavy-duty chains, bearings and other drive components that add durability when handling heavy, dense silage bales.

For more information about the 504 PRO Baler and E-Link Pro monitor, visit www.vermeer.com.