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Bale Barron has stacks of admirers

Nicola ProuseCountryman
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Imagine being able to virtually eliminate all manual handling when it comes to baling. Imagine the time you would save and the economical benefits that would come from requiring fewer employees. Imagine what you could achieve with that extra time and money…

Time is money, and increasing productivity means you achieve more of both.

If this appeals, then the Bale Baron could be just the piece of machinery for you.

Invented by Canadian Mark Horst, the initial prototype of the machine was put to work eight years ago and the Bale Baron has now been in production for five years.

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North American and European farmers are among the Bale Baron’s biggest clients and now, thanks to importer and distributor BigTrac, the machine is gaining admirers on our shores.

So, what does the machine do?

With the demand for small bales in the equine and livestock industries, the Bale Baron is essential for getting the most out of this demand and supplying customers with what they need, quickly and efficiently.

The Bale Baron is a clever invention that collects individual bales and bundles them up into stacks of 18 or 21, all neatly packaged and bound with twine.

The concept is simple, but has been a long time coming.

Toodyay farmer John Martin was the first to have the Bale Baron in WA and believes that it has kept him competitive and allowed him to keep going in the industry. It’s hard to put a value on that kind of achievement.

BigTrac operations manager Gavin Hammer believes that once farmers have seen the Bale Baron in action, they will be scrambling to get their hands on one.

The Bale Baron dramatically reduces, or even eliminates, the amount of physical labour required for baling.

It takes away the need for bale throwers, thrower wagons and elevators and retains the ultimate in nutritional value in hay crops as less handling means less opportunity to lose foliage and nutritional value by greatly reducing the number of times a bale is handled, shaken or thrown.

The Bale Baron bundles up to 600 bales an hour and reduces handling time by at least 21 times, depending on your operation.

This increased efficiency greatly accelerates harvest time and allows you to move onto other ventures more quickly. There is no complicated machinery or tying methods and the bundling means handling of large bales is easy and quick to do, which has knock-on effects along the production line.

The Bale Barron is in it second season in Australia and of the 16 machines in operation, nine have been imported over the last few months.

With a delivery time of around eight weeks, the east coast still has time to get in for this year’s harvest.

BigTrac has the support you need with service in Midvale, covering the whole of WA, and the Hunter Valley, which assists with sales and service in the eastern states.

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