Idaho good bye - Utah here we are!

Hi followers,

it's only one more month of the BiG Pack Roadshow left. At the 15th of October I'm done, and todays plan says, that I finish up in Garden City Kansas - so I have to hurry. After some more days in Idaho - I went to Rupert and Idaho Falls - I came last Sunday to Tremonton, Utah. But now I'm already in Roosevelt. 

But step by step:
After my last stop in Twin Falls I went to Rupert, and I had a really good demonstration together with our dealer Pioneer Equipment and our salesman Mike Child.
I made some bales in wheat and barley straw, and I could reach bale weights between 1190 lbs (wheat in the afternoon) and 1433 lbs (barley in the morning with 10-12% moisture). It was really impressive to see so heavy straw bales (3x4x8 ft.) Also the customer was very impressed about so heavy 3x4 bales, and of course about the great performance of the HDP. He liked the baler so much, that it was hard to stop him again.

At the pictures you can see a Case, because our dealer sells beside Krone also Case Equipment. It was a rougher ride than in the JCB, and it took us a little bit longer to go out to the field, but we are flexible, and we run what ever our dealer wants us to run.

We also got a small tractor for the scale - 275 hp only for the scale! Looked a little bit funny but it worked pretty well.

After Rupert we went up to Idaho Falls, and we did a few demos together with the Pioneer store over there.
We baled mostly wheat straw, and I could make some nice looking and heavy bales while I baled against a MF 2190. It was so cool to see, that both baler did exactly the same weight. 1170 lbs.

Later that week we got some rain, so I was not able to bale any more. I used one day to pick up a BiG Pack 12130 in Rupert, and I pulled it with the JCB to Idaho Falls. 240 miles in 6 hours. 

Last Sunday I was done with showing the baler in Idaho, and together with Blake Fuller we moved the Equipment to Tremonton, Utah.

We did some really good demonstrations together wit Golden Spike Equipment - we baled for example against a MF 2190, and we could beat it by speed and by weight. My speed in the Alfalfa field was between 12 and 14 mph, and my baleweights were between 1760 and 2005 lbs. The MF was only able to go 10,5 mph, and the bale weights were between 1980 and 1830 lbs.

Everything worked pretty well until we got some rain. The only nice thing that day was the rainbow.

On Thursday I had a long day of driving again. From Tremonton we drove through Salt Lake City and than on Highway 40 to Roosevelt.

In Roosevelt we had also up to now already two demonstrations together with our dealer Big B Equipment. On Friday I baled some gras hay with 25% Alfalfa, and we made some good looking and heavy bales, and today we were in Alfalfa again. One field was very wet, but the hay was down for more than two weeks now. So we had to bale it even with very high moisture. The bales were so heavy, that the baler came up in the front every time, when a bale was on the roller shoot. After the demo I weight a bale and it had 2550 lbs. It was the heaviest bale, I ever baled with the HDP, but with 20% moisture it was also on of the wettest.

So much up to now - and what comes next? On Monday we will go up to Wyoming, and we will have a demonstration over there. After that I have to go south to Price and to Gunnison. Then I hit at the end of the week eastwards to be at the next weekend in the Denver area.

So, see you over there!


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