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Large round bale safety

Published on 23 June 2017

Large round bale safety centerspread

Baler machinery

  • Never leave the tractor seat until the PTO has been disengaged.

  • Match tractor size to the size of the baler to avoid having a loaded baler pushing the tractor down a hill.

  • Protect bystanders; gathering tines and bale chamber belts cannot be shielded, and baler gates can close on bystanders. Block baler gates before working under them.

  • Worn or faulty bearings and baler belt friction can cause heat and ignite. Carry an ABC dry chemical fire extinguisher.

  • Baling on hillsides can create bale-rolling problems when bales are ejected. Always orient the bale correctly before ejecting the bale from the bale chamber.

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