Vermeer launches its new BW5500 inline bale wrapper

Vermeer Corporation recently added a new inline bale wrapper to its hay and forage equipment lineup.

The Vermeer BW5500 is designed to give large volume hay operations and custom operators faster wrapping times and more operational control.

“As you increase the number of bales wrapped each year, producers should consider moving from an individual wrapper to an inline wrapper,” Vermeer Product Manager Josh Vrieze said. “Not only can you wrap bales faster using an inline wrapper, but larger operations also save on plastic.”

The new model is equipped with a digital controller that allows the operator to set the desired amount of wraps on bales by adjusting hydraulic flow automatically, providing the right amount of wrap every time. The easy-to-read LCD screen allows the operator to track data and determine the total number of bales wrapped.

The BW5500 has three 30-inch pre-stretchers, compared to two pre-stretchers on competing models, allowing for faster wrapping and less frequent load cycles. A soft start feature progressively starts the movement of the hoop, which reduces machine wear and limits the potential for plastic film tearing on startup. An optional remote control to let the operator start, stop or steer the bale wrapper remotely is also available.

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