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Vermeer introduces BPX9000 bale processor

Published on 19 September 2012
Vermeer BPX9000

The all-new BPX9000 bale processor from Vermeer combines simplicity, durability and versatility to meet the needs of today’s cattle producers.

The easy-to-operate machine is built tough with a unique, T-style frame, the bed design and offset rotor produce even and consistent feed with minimal maintenance, and an optional large square bale kit includes enhancements to effectively process a variety of bales.

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The BPX9000 is built to maximize bale processing and minimize operator stress.

“When developing the BPX9000, we started by listening to producers and then designing the machine to fit their needs. They told us they wanted a simple, durable and versatile machine, and that is what Vermeer built,” says Phil Egging, Vermeer product manager.

“From the T-style frame to the slat and chain bale rotation system and offset rotor, the components of this machine provide producers a machine that’s easy to operate, easy to maintain and built to last.”

The BPX9000’s slat and chain bed and positive bale feeding improve bale rotation, feeding bales more consistently into the rotor, while reducing the need for operators to reverse rotation of the bale when feeding.

The split shaft in the bed allows for easier maintenance without removing the entire bed, and long-lasting bushings in the bed are resistant to net and twine wrapping.

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In addition, the bale processor’s offset rotor feeds material with less slugging, for a consistent cut length and higher quality feed. With exclusive cut control bars in combination with the self-cleaning rotor, excessive build-up of net and twine on the drum is eliminated. The rotor can also be manually cleaned, with easy access through a side-access door.

The BPX9000 has no welds or gussets at high stress points for enhanced durability.

The optional large square bale kit gives producers the flexibility to process both round and square bales, with offset loader forks to position square bales to the right side of the processor and a sidewall that lowers to effectively process square bales.  PD

—From Vermeer Corporation news release

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Photo courtesy of Vermeer Corporation.

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