At Hesston, we’ve always promised hay professionals produce the highest quality, highest nutrient, highest-value hay possible. And for close to 60 years, we’ve delivered on that promise. The tradition continues with the introduction of our new 2900 Series Round Balers, we’re establishing a whole new level of round baler performance.
Like they say, nobody knows hay like Hesston. And nobody knows how to make a round baler that’s more efficient, productive or reliable.
Available in 4' x 6' and 5' x 6' models, Hesston 2900 Series high-capacity balers deliver our best in efficiency, comfort, and convenience.
Changes on MF 2900 Series Baler VS. 2800
Benefits from changes
|Model||Size||Bale Size/Bale Weight lbs (kg)||PTO hp|
|2946 & 2946A||4’ x 6’||46.5” x 72.0”/ 1644 (746)||65|
|2956 & 2956A||5’ x 6’||61.5” x 72.0”/2200 (998)||90|
Provides real-time, advanced monitoring and baler control to give you the opportunity to build your best bales.More information
The most advanced monitoring systm in the industry, Console I makes it ultimately easy to monitor and control baler functions. With more settings for greater flexibility, real-time monitoring, and an easy-to-read color display, you can count on consistently better bale density and superior bale production.
Found exclusively on Hesston balers, the ISO-compliant baler also can plug directly into your ISO-compliant tractor, using your existing tractor monitor instead of having to run wires. The monitor features a three bar bale shape display that changes color according to the bale shape. Three bars allow the monitor to indicate if an hourglass or barrel shape bale is being made as well as relative left and right bale height. The baler is also able to run the Auto-Tie function of the baler with several pre-programmed options that the operator can match to crop and wrap types.
Thanks to the Hesston exclusive, independent torsion axle suspension system, large flotation tir es and independent gauge wheels, you'll enjoy a noticeably smoother ride and greater stability when traveling on the road or baling in the field.More information
For the smoothest ride and greatest stability when roading and in the field, consider the Hesston 2900 Series' with the exclusive optional independent flotation axle, large flotation tires and independent gauge wheels. You'll also achive more pickup and increased operating speeds.
The only advanced hydraulic system of its kind provides absolute control over belt and bale tension to produce uniform bales.More information
Features like our exclusive, state-of-the-art Quad Cylinders System (QCS) ensure you have more control over baling, while giving you less to worry about. QCS is the most advanced hydraulic system of it's kind, ensuring belt tension stays consistent, even when ejecting bales, for superior, uniform bale density and less chance of belt misalignment. Staggered belts increase the effect, while also reducing maintenance costs.
Standard Auto-tie, or available fully-automatic Auto-Cycle, take the hard work out of building high-quality bales.More information
Auto-Tie is standard on all Hesston 2900 round balers. The system can be set to automatically tie the bale once the selected bale diameter is reached. In semi-automatic mode, the baler will perform the tie function when the operator pushes the cycle start switch.
Another Hesston exclusive, the operator-friendly Auto-Cycle starts the bale-forming belts, wraps the bale, de-clutches the baler drive clutch, opens the tailgate, closes the tailgate, and restarts the bale-forming belts.
Auto-Cycle is an option for both the 4x6 and 5x6 round balers.
With fewer, heavier drive chains, the new 2900 Series baler drive delivers unsurpassed simplicity. Which leads to greater reliability and durability for even the largest operations.More information
With fewer, heavier drive chains, the new Hesston 2900 Series round baler drive delivers unsurpassed simplicity. That translates into legendary Hesston reliability and durability for even the largest operations.
The hydraulic clutch on the 2900 Series balers perform double duty. Declutching stops all the baler's drives when the bale is ejected and allows the bale forming belts to remain tensioned. The clutch will automatically disengage when the bale chamber is overfilled and it will hydraulically declutch when the tailgate is opened. When the belts are always tight, they stay aligned and on track correctly, reducing belt problems and lowering overall baler maintenance costs.
With a wide, low-profile pickup and centering augers, the Hesston 2900 Series tackles wide windrows with ease, while maximizing leaf retention.More information
Look even closer and you'll see the unique design of our super-wide, low-profile pickup – starting with a small-diameter pickup that sticks out further for improved visibility. Higher capacity, positive rotor feeding incorporates side augers to simplify the drive system and provide quieter, more dependable performance. Combine all this with an open-throat vertical chamber and more starting roll bars, and you get a high-throughput baler that can handle whatever your operation demands – whether you're a large dairy farmer, livestock farmer or a commercial hay producer.
By packing the chamber all the way to the edges, dense, square-shouldered bales are easier to produce. Gauge wheels keep their feet on the ground. Pickup height follows ground contours, so you gather every possible leaf of your valuable crop. High intake capacity comes from a wide, low profile pickup design similar to that of the industry-leading, Hesston large square balers.
The legendary Hesston vertical bale chamber is the cavity formed by the belts which assists in quick bale starting.More information
The open throat design allows hay from the windrow to flow over the pickup to the stuffer fingers and into the vertical bale chamber without restriction. The vertical bale chamber is the cavity formed by the belts which assists in quick bale starting. Variable chamber balers work by varying the chamber size as the bale size increases. Fewer moving parts mean greater crop retention.
The 2900 Series balers can be equipped to handle baling silage hay.More information
Hesston series silage round balers are a good choice for high moisture hay conditions. The Model 2846 or 2846A can be ordered from the factory silage-ready or a silage kit can be field installed for both the 4x6 and 5x6 models.
The silage option adds the following features:
A mesh wrapped bale can be created faster and stored for longer than traditionally twine wrapped bales.More information
The newly designed Hesston 2900 Series round baler wouldn't be complete without a redesigned mesh wrap system. This optional kit can be factory installed or, field installed if you decide later that mesh is right for you.
This mesh wrap system boasts:
Rely on the optional hydraulic kicker to keep the bale away from the tailgate as it closes for more positive bale ejection. Standard on the 2846A and 2856A.More information
For more positive bale ejection, rely on the optional hydraulic kicker to keep the bale away from the tailgate as it closes. Hydraulic kicker is standard equipment on the Hesston 2846A and 2856A round balers.
The hydraulic bale kicker gently pushes the bale away from the tailgate. The advantage of a hydraulically actuated kicker over a spring-actuated mechanism is the hydraulic action gently pushes the bale from under the tailgate, rather than forcefully kicking it out. Spring kickers can roll the bale too far and unwind the twine off the bale. The bale can roll away; go down a hill, or into an adjoining windrow.
Another advantage of the Hesston system is the ejector can be shut off from the operator's seat for precise placement of bales along a fence line, or on a side hill. Competitive balers usually have a means to lock out their kicker, however they require the operator to get out and manually lock the ejector.
If twine wrap is your choice, we have you covered.More information
With storage of up to twelve balls of twine, we'll keep you baling all day. The Hesston 2900 Series round baler twine system features easy routing to the dual tube twine arm resulting in a securely tied bale every time. This new efficient design gets you in and out of the field sooner.
With redesigned twine storage, servicing the balers has never been easier.More information
With redesigned twine storage, servicing the balers has never been easier. Not only are the drive chains heavier for reduced maintenance, the twine storage was also moved to the doors for easier access to drive chains.
An optional auto-lube kit is available to keep drive chains well oiled, reducing wear and extending the life of the chain.