Vermeer 504R Signature Baler

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  • The Vermeer 3-year pickup warranty covers the internal components and includes parts* and labor on the 504R Signature baler. Operators can rest assured the pickup is backed by Vermeer parts and service. See your Vermeer dealer for details. *Does not include teeth of hardware for teeth.
  • A camless wide pickup with no cam tracks or follower bearings allows for smooth, quieter operation (minimal squeals or noises) compared to previous models. This durable, 5-bar pickup is equipped with steel teeth for baling tough or heavy crops and features fewer moving parts to help reduce maintenance and prolong the life of the machine.
  • A 5-bar, camless wide pickup features more total tines to gather the crop for big feeding capacity. This helps minimize the wear on each individual tine and more importantly provides a more efficient, positive start of the crop into the bale chamber. More tines can also equal more crop picked up in the field.
  • An aggressive rotor creates positive bale starts while the auger and feeding system forces crop onto rotating belts and then into the chamber for bale formation. Together, along with the camless wide pickup, this forms square shouldered, dense bales.
  • Real-time moisture sensors come standard on the 504R Signature baler and provide moisture readings via the Atlas™ Control System, giving operators access to real-time moisture information in the tractor cab.
  • An optional hydraulic pickup lift provides convenience for operators switching between multiple fields in a day, eliminating the extra trips in and out of the tractor. Available hydraulic controls allow the operator to easily lift and lower the pickup without getting out of the cab to make sure pickup teeth aren’t scraping the ground.
  • The durable drive train handles starting and stopping during operation. The three main drive chains are made with 80 diamond chain to minimize chain maintenance. The upper and lower drive bearings have a 33 percent higher load rating while the clutch’s maximum torque rating is 32 percent higher than on previous models. Durable parts allow operators to efficiently bale dry or wet hay.
  • See your Vermeer dealer for comprehensive service and genuine Vermeer replacement parts.


Bale Size

Bale Diameter 60 " 152.4 cm
Bale Width 47 " 119.4 cm
Bale Weight 1200 lbs 544.3 kg

Dimensions and Weights

Length - Standard 156 " 396.2 cm
Length (With Net) 173 " 439.4 cm
Length (With Ramp) 169 " 429.3 cm
Height 107 " 271.8 cm
Width - Standard 100 " 254 cm
Weight (Fully Optioned) 5400 lbs 2449.4 kg
Drawbar Weight 780 lbs 353.8 kg

Bale Forming Chamber

Type of Chamber Variable  
Drive Roller Size Two 4.78 in (12.1 cm) diameter, rubber coated, with 1.9 in (4.9 cm) round bearings  
Idler Roller Size 3.5 " 8.9 cm
Start Roller Size 4.5 " 11.4 cm
Number of Plys 3-ply mini rough top     
Width of Belt 6.8 " 17.3 cm
Number of Belts 6  
Type of Lace Alligator® Rivet     
Length of Belt - Long 455 " 1155.7 cm
Length of Belt - Short 465 " 1181.1 cm

Drive System

Driveline 80 deg CV, 540 RPM     
Roller Chain Single 60 and 80     
Torque Protection - Main Input Shaft Friction clutch     
Torque Protection - Pick-up Radial pin clutch     
Bearing and Sprocket Configuration Round drive shafts and bearings  

Tractor Requirements

Horsepower Required 45 hp 33.6 kw
Horsepower Recommended 55 hp 41 kw

Wide Pickup

Width (Tooth to Tooth) 60 " 152.4 cm
Width (On Outside Flair) 68.5 " 174 cm
Tooth Bars 5  
Number of Teeth 60 steel coil with 2.83 in (7.2 cm) spacing  
Stripper Band Diameter 12.6 " 32.1 cm
Drive Single 60 roller chain  
Floatation Gauge wheels 4.80-16 HD semi-pneumatic with spring assist  
Pickup Lift Manual standard, Hydraulic optional  

Standard Details

Bale Formation Open throat rotor feed to vertical chamber, hydraulic/spring belt tension  
Monitor/Controller Bale Expert™  
Machine Adjustments Adjustable gauge wheel height  
Safety Equipment SMV sign/tail lights  
Tailgate Cylinders Hydraulic  
Density System Adjustable hydraulic bale density control  
Tire Size - Standard 31 x 13.5 - 15  

Optional Features - Twine Tie System

Feed Mechanism Single arm applying two twines  
Twine Tension Adjustable spring loaded tension plates  
Twine Storage 4 balls  

Optional Features - Netwrap System

Feed Mechanism Friction pan feed system onto main belts  
Net Tension Brake system varies tension to maximize bales per roll of net  
Net Width Capable of standard and over width netwrap  
Net Storage Net storage - 1 extra roll  

Optional Features

Pickup Lift hydraulic (replaces manual lift crank)  
Safety Equipment Fire extinguisher, safety chain  
Bale ramp Bolt-on spring-loaded  
Restrictor Plates Yes  
Miscellaneous 3 year pickup warranty  
Work Lights Set of three flood lights