Square Baler

The first square baler left the factory in Hesston, Kansas, over 35 years ago. It laid down the foundation for one of the greatest success stories in harvesting technology. The Fendt square balers have been produced here, in the sole possession of the AGCO Corporation, since 2000. Based on decades of experience in development and production, they are distinguished by stability, durability and perfected technology. Through continual, practice-driven improvements, Fendt can offer you a choice of six high-capacity balers today.

Model Bale size (width x height)
990 80 cm x 90 cm
1270 120 cm x 70 cm
1290 120 cm x 90 cm
1290 XD 120 cm x 90 cm
12130 120 cm x 130 cm

Since they were launched in Germany in 2002, the Fendt square balers have enjoyed an excellent reputation for their rugged and durable design as well as high output. When developing the next generation, the focus was on further improving these positive properties, optimising operation and simplifying maintenance. A new series has been developed that combines all of these requirements and is also exceptionally well adapted to the Vario tractors in terms of their design and technical specifications.

The crop pickup plays a decisive role in the performance of a baler. The 2.26 m wide pickup on the Fendt square balers ensures clean crop pickup from the very beginning. Then the centring augers guide the material effectively into the pre-compression chamber. This guarantees a high output.

The powerful pickup is positioned low over the ground for excellent windrow pickup. A flat feed angle permits the crop to be guided straight into the baler. Characteristic for Fendt square balers is the large clearance between the drawbar and the pickup – designed for large windrows.

The 2.26 metre wide pickup gently picks up even the widest windrows very quickly and with little loss. The new roller pressure pad and deflector ensure smooth crop flow. Four tine bars on a double cam track ensure the clean pickup. A large spiral spring, on which the working depth can be adjusted quickly and easily, reduces the load on the pickup. Gauge wheels prevent the pickup from being lowered too far. They can be removed for transport.

In order to achieve a higher bale weight with a higher throughput, many things have been optimised in the XD. Strengthening the drives, such as the main gearbox, chains and gears stood in the foreground during development. In particular, the new XD flywheel, which weighs 545 kg, is almost twice as heavy as the standard version. New plunger arms ensure safe transfer of the higher forces. All together, this makes it possible to exert more force on the plunger. The counter piece, the bale chamber, also has several improvements that increase friction. These include a 40-cm longer bale chamber, stronger hydraulic cylinders and optimised bale chamber flaps. Another example would be that the turning point of the side walls has been positioned further back to generate more friction on the sides

The lowest possible transport cost per kilogramme crop is one of the most important yardsticks for profitable farming. Fendt offers the perfect solution for this – the new Xtra Density square balers. Completely reinforced drivelines and enhanced stability of the bale chamber enable up to 20 percent heavier bales than standard models.

The benefit of more weight per bale is in the savings in costs per bale. More weight means fewer bales and less time required to collect the bales in the field, as well as higher utilisation for transport and savings in storage capacity. The Fendt 1290 XD offers you more economy.

At Fendt, innovations are not only found in key technology, but also in the details and the ease of maintenance. The large bonnets permit perfect access to the machine for maintenance work. When it turns dark, additional lights under the bonnet aid the operator. In addition to the long-life design of the chain and drives, the automatic knotter lubrication and new automatic chain lubrication are further maintenance-friendly features of the square baler. A hydraulically actuated bale ejector and foldable bale chute facilitate bale handling.

With a transport speed of up to 60 km/h, operators move ahead faster. An optionally available hydraulic support foot is available, which makes hooking and unhooking the baler even easier. Fendt has an answer for reducing soil compaction. With 620/40-22.5 tyres, the machine now has a larger contact area on the field and remains under a transport width of 3.30 m. The large tyres are combined with a tandem steering axle for fast and short turning manoeuvres. The steering axle is also gentle on the grass sward when making turns in grassland.

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