## What is the smallest hay baler?

If you are a small farmer who is ready to make the jump to doing your own hay baling, the Ibex TX31 mini round baler with TWINE is the baler for you!…Specifications.

Model | TX31 Twine Baler |
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Capacity | Up to: 100 bales per hour |

Bale Size (diameter x width) | 20 in x 28 in |

Bale Weight | 30 to 50 lbs |

### How much is a small baler?

A good, serviceable square baler can be found from $500 to $2,500 depending on where your small farm is located and what time of year it is purchased. The baler compresses the hay into a packed bale weighing around 38 or 40 pounds, easily manageable by a lone farmer.

#### How much does a hay bale machine cost?

For harvesting 4-foot-by-5-foot round bales, estimated new equipment costs are $25,000 for a rotary mower/conditioner, $5,500 for a 10-foot rake, $35,000 for the baler and $55,000 for an adequate-sized tractor. The total is an investment of $120,500.

**How many HP does it take to run a small square baler?**

Most standard square balers on the market require 35 horsepower at your tractor’s PTO, and a minimum tractor weight of around 3000 pounds. That means that they cannot be run with today’s compact tractors.

**How many acres of hay can you cut per hour?**

with a 16ft sp we can cut 10-12 acres an hr.

## What size is a mini round bale?

With the ability to produce 90 bales per hour, it’s perfect for small operations of 5-20 acres. PRODUCES LIGHTWEIGHT, EASY TO HANDLE BALES. The Ibex TX31 produces a bale that is 28 inches long and 20 inches in diameter, making it easy to handle by hand.

### Does John Deere still make a small square baler?

The S160 and S180 are available with 1.6m and 1.8m wide pick-ups, producing bales 47cm wide by 37cm high. Bale length ranges from 40cm up to 130cm, and tractor power requirement is from 39 to 50hp. John Deere’s new small square balers will be available for the 2020 season.

#### What is a small square baler?

About Small Square Balers Small square balers produce small, lightweight bales that can typically be carried by one person. Popular manufacturers include Case IH, John Deere, Massey Ferguson, and New Holland.

**How long does it take to bale an acre of hay?**

With this equipment compliment, it takes approximately 1.1 hours per acre to complete all tasks. Table 5 show calculations for a per bale charge with varying labor rates and hay yield per acre.

**What size tractor do I need for a small square baler?**

## How long should hay dry before baling?

It basically takes about three days of good weather to cure hay. This can be a challenge in late May or early June. A good strategy is to mow just before or right after a rain, because of the likelihood of good weather for the next few days.

### How many acres can a 60 inch mower cut in an hour?

60 inches X 6 mph x 80% / 100 = 2.88 (round to 2.9) acres per hour.

#### How do you bale mini hay bales?

- Chose a box of the size you would like for your hay bales.
- Cut several lengths of raffia.
- Place hay or straw inside the box.
- Bring the raffia strings up around the hay and tie the ends of the raffia strings together tightly to secure the hay or straw.
- Remove the hay bale from the box.

**How heavy is a mini round bale?**

The Ibex TX31 produces a bale that is 28 inches long and 20 inches in diameter, making it easy to handle by hand. An average bale will weigh about 40 pounds, but this weight can be adjusted with the baler’s density setting….DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT.

Overall Width | 4 ft 9 in (57 in) |
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Pickup Width | 2 ft 7 in (31 in) |

**Who makes small square balers?**

Hesston 1800 Series Small Square Balers | Massey Ferguson.

## How many square bales can you get per acre?

With an average bale weight of around 40 pounds (with our Abbriata small square baler or any of our mini round balers), that’s 100 bales to the acre for a first cutting.