Applicators for Round Balers
Hay preservative can be used to bale large round bales between 16% and 30% moisture. You have the option of a 25-gallon or, on certain models, a 55-gallon application system. The system mounts to the tongue of the baler and holds enough preservative to treat 30 to 60 tons of hay. Depending on your need, choose the new 300 series automatic system, a 600 series commercial automatic system, an electronic system, or an economical manual control system (available in 25-gallon only).
Moisture Sensors for Round Balers
Automatic systems for round balers are equipped with two moisture sensing discs, one mounted on each of the baler side walls, sensing moisture across the width of the bale via conductivity. The sensors can accurately read crop moisture from 8% to 60%, covering a wide range of moisture levels.
Moisture discs shown mounted on round baler
All applicators come as complete kits designed to fit your specific baler, and consist of:
- 25 or 55 gallon tank
- 12 volt pumping system
- All plumbing and wiring supplied
- Your choice of control options
Click the link to see more info on the available control options or use the helpful chart below
Comparison of Applicator Controls
|Electronic Applicator||300 Series Automatic||600 Series Automatic|
|Single Pump System||X||X|
|Control Box with Adjustable Dial||X|
|Moisture Sensing Capability||X||X|
|Job Records by Field||X||X|
|Job Records by Individual Bales||X|
|Calculates Baling Rate: Round Baler||X|
|Calculates Baling Rate: Small Square Baler, Large Square Baler||X||X|
|Export Job Records to iPad||X|
|Hay Indicator Compatible||X||X||X|
|Stroke Counter on Small Square Baler||X|
|Dye Sprayer Kit Compatible: Small Square Baler, Large Square Baler||X|
|Tagger Compatible: Large Square Baler||X|
600 Series Automatic Control System
The 600 Automatic Applicator is the choice of applicator for the round or small square operator that makes hay commercially or is looking for the added performance and capabilities of the 600 system.
The 600 system on round balers reads moisture with two discs in the bale chamber up to 70% moisture, and also has a sensor on the bale door to record individual bale records. Both systems have the ability to store and download job and individual bale records via USB and export via iPad. The system can be controlled one of two ways:
- If the operator has an ISOBUS tractor with a VT display and is not using it to control the baler, the applicator functions can be viewed through the tractor display.
- If the first option is not available to the operator, the Bluetooth receiver is available to allow the customer to operate the applicator through their own iPad.
300 Series Automatic Control System
The 300 series automatic control system is a more compact and efficient applicator that accurately senses moisture on the go and adjusts the application of preservative to match the condition of the hay. This precision give the operator the exact amount of product required to keep their crop in great condition, without wasting product. The 300 Series applicator is controlled with an iPad* through a Bluetooth receiver, eliminating harnesses in the cab.
New improvements to the 300 Series Automatic Applicator include:
- Single constant-pressure pump with pulsing solenoid that reacts quickly to changes in application rates
- Improved flowmeter that works on a range of products
- Smaller and more compact system that is easier to install and maintain
The applicator takes moisture and baling rate information from the two star wheel sensors on small square balers, and two moisture discs in the bale chamber on round balers, and the system will automatically apply the correct amount of product. The moisture, tonnage, and rates are all displayed on the screen, along with the volume used. A simple push of any Main Menu key pulls up a selection of other screens including adjustable settings and a Job Records screen. The system stores 63 jobs by date and time, number of tons baled, product used, and high and average moisture.
*iPad Mini or iPad 3rd Generation (2012) or newer, with iOS 8 or higher operating system required for iPad option
Electronic Control Systems
The electronic cab control is a solid state electronic pump control used for large round and large square balers. The control is mounted in the cab or on the fender. Application rate is quickly and easily adjusted from the operator s seat. Once set, the electronic control will hold the application rate constant. This unit is included with all 25-and 55-gallon applicators with electronic control. It is also included with 100-gallon applicators with electronic control for large square balers.
Manual Control Systems
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600 and 300 Series Applicator kits DO NOT include displays.
600 and 300 Applicator kits will now include a Bluetooth receiver for iPad operation.
*Contact Your Local Vermeer Dealer For Pricing*
ROUND - 25 GALLON APPLICATION SYSTEMS
|Baler Model||300 Series Automatic |
|Electronic Control |
|Upgrade to 300 Automatic |
ROUND - 55 GALLON APPLICATION SYSTEMS
|Baler Model||600 Series Automatic |
|300 Series Automatic |
|Electronic Applicator |
|Upgrade to 300 Automatic |
|404, 504 Pro||6494523B||3494523B||4484523||3U94523C|
MOISTURE ONLY SYSTEMS
|Baler Style||600 Series Moisture Only||Upgrade to Auto Applicator|
|Round Baler||030-600RB||Contact Harvest Tec|
|400 Series iPad Conversion Kit (Bluetooth receiver)||030-4672A|
|600 Series iPad Conversion Kit (Bluetooth receiver)||030-6672A|
|iPad Mini Mounting Kit||030-2012MK|
|iPad Mini & Mounting Kit Combo (iPad Mini, mount, charger)||030-2670DK|
|Baler Mounted Moisture Tester||008-FX2000|
|Hay Indicators (Crop-Eyes)||030-474A|
|12V Electronic Transfer Pump (4 Gal/Min)||008-9212|
|12V Electronic Transfer Pump (15 Gal/Min)||008-9214|
|110V Electronic Transfer Pump (4 Gal/Min)||008-9215|