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 hardwired 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, running the current iOS operating system or one previous version 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
Your hay is important. Make sure your preservative does what it says it will.
Hay Indicator (Crop Eyes)
The hay indicator sensors see when hay enters the balers pick-up and activates the preservative application. When no crop is coming into the baler, the system will pause on its own, while being ready to apply when crop once again enters the baler.
Part# 474A - Pre-700 Series Automatic Applicator & Electronic Systems
Part #474C - 700 Series Automatic Applicator
H2O Precision Moisture Sensor
The H2O Precision Moisture Sensor is a new moisture option for Small Square, Round and Large Square balers. Two discs or star wheels mount in the bale chamber and read moisture with the patented side-to-side technology. Allowing accurate readings up to 60% moisture on the round and large square balers, and up to 33% on small squares.
The H2O Precision Moisture Sensor is controlled with your Apple or Android smart phone or tablet via a hardwired connection and free app.
Part# 201RB - Round Balers
Part# 201SS - Small Square Balers
Part# 201LS - Large Square Balers
Floor-Mounted Applicator Pause Switch
The floor-mounted applicator pause switch is an inexpensive addition to your application system the enables the operator to easily stop and start the applicator. For use with any automatic application system, 2005 and newer.
To transfer Baler’s Choice Hay Preservative safely and easily from your storage container to your applicator tank, use any of the following transfer pumps:
Model 9214: For a rapid transfer rate of 14 gallons per minute, this 12-volt unit can get the job done quickly.
Model 9212: This standard output, 12-volt model, will transfer preservative at a rate of 4 gallons per minute.
Model 9213: This inexpensive hand transfer pump is ideal for transferring small amounts of preservative easily.
Digital Electronic Flow Meter is for use with any Harvest Tec preservative applicator delivering between 40 and 500 pounds per hour. The flow meter reads the application rate in pounds per hour and total pounds used.
Dye Sprayer Marking System
The Dye Sprayer Marking System is a simple way to visibly mark the wet areas on your large square bales. Compatible with the 600 & 700 Series Automatic Applicator or moisture only system for any large square baler. The 3-gallon system is mounted near the bale chamber and when the adjustable high moisture alarm sounds, the system will spray a red-colored, food-grade dye on the exact location on the bale for a quick and easy reference.
Part# 030-0840 - 600 Series
Part# 030-0740 - 700 Series
GPS Interface Kit
By incorporating the GPS into the Model 600 or 700 system the producer has the ability to create yield maps for their crops, allowing them to gain the knowledge needed to maximize productivity. The kit consists of a removable data storage card and GPS interface harness that is compatible with the Trimble 162 AgGPS, which is purchased separately from a Trimble dealer.
Part# 030-0780GPS - 700 Series
Part# 030-0880GPS - 600 Series
300 & 600 Series Automatic Applicator kits DO NOT include display
Made for iPad® (3rd through 2nd generation), running the currect iOS operating system
or one version previous is required for iPad operation
*iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
*Contact Your Local Vermeer Dealer For Pricing*
ROUND - 25 GALLON APPLICATION SYSTEMS
|Baler Model||300 Series
|Electronic Control Applicator||Manual Applicator||Upgrade to 300 Automatic|
|504, 604 Series 2 Pro||331||431||N/A||N/A|
|504, 505 J,K,M,N Series||3464484C||4414484||4394484||3U64484C|
ROUND - 55 GALLON APPLICATION SYSTEMS
|Baler Model||600 Series Automatic Applicator||300 Series Automatic Applicator||Electronic Applicator Applicator||Upgrade to 300 Automatic|
|404, 504 Pro Series 1||6494523B||3494523B||4484523||3U94523C|
|604 Series 3 Pro||6494543B||3494543C||4484543||N/A|
|604M, 605M, 604N, 605N||6494505B||3494505B||4484505||3U94505C|
|ZR5 Self-Propelled Baler||N/A||355Z||455Z||N/A|
MOISTURE ONLY SYSTEMS
|Baler Style||Moisture Only||Upgrade to Auto Applicator|
|Round Baler||201RB (H2O Kit)||N/A|
|030-300RB||Contact Harvest Tec|
|400 Series iPad Conversion Kit (Bluetooth receiver)||030-4672B|
|600 Series iPad Conversion Kit (Bluetooth receiver)||030-6672C|
|iPad Mini Mounting Kit||030-2012MK|
|iPad Mini & Mounting Kit Combo (iPad Mini, mount, charger)||030-2670DK|
|Baler Mounted Moisture Tester||008-FX2000|
|200 Series Moisture Only Dye Marker||200DM|
|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|