Vermeer 605N Cornstalk Special Baler

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  • Patented powered windguard design – features evenly-spaced, fin-shaped plates clamped to the hex shaft to help feed high-volume cornstalk material into the bale chamber. And it’s reversible – so you can quickly clear the pickup and continue to bale, without leaving the tractor cab.
  • The drive system features a pickup clutch that is mounted on the lower drive roller that automatically stops the pickup when desired bale size is reached. Lessening inadvertent overfill of the bale chamber, this feature provides longer pickup life due to less wear and tear on components.
  • The E-Link Pro Display offers enhanced usability, such as easily-accessible bale weight and moisture readings on the home screen with optional scale and/or moisture sensors. It also comes with the ability to keep track information for up to 20 customers, with up to 10 fields per customer, electronically. Additionally, the E-Link Pro provides the operator with feedback on the auto-lube greasing system and the pickup clutch control.
  • Controlled through the E-Link Pro display, the standard auto-lube greasing system ensures timely lubrication to critical bearings at user-defined intervals. This automatic system performs best with high-pressure Polyurea grease.
  • The Inline ramp makes loading bales in the field up to 35% faster by turning the bales during discharge to position them between the rows. Reduce damage to the bales and wear and tear on bale moving equipment, with less movement required for bale retrieval and prevent the need to drive across rows, ridges and stalks. 
  • Heavy-duty components – from the O-ring change to the pickups and axles – make the baler durable enough to handle high-volume, contamination-prone cornstalks.
  • See your Vermeer dealer for comprehensive service and genuine Vermeer replacement parts.


Bale Size

Bale Diameter 72 " 182.9 cm
Bale Width 61 " 154.9 cm

Dimensions and Weights

Length - Standard 195 " 495.3 cm
Height 117 " 297.2 cm
Height - With Inline Ramp 129 " 327.7 cm
Width (With Flotation Tires and Scale) 129 " 327.7 cm
Weight (Fully Optioned) 8600 lbs 3900.9 kg
Drawbar Weight 1650 lbs 748.4 kg

Bale Forming Chamber

Type of Chamber Variable  
Drive Roller Size 5.5  
Drum Roller Size 12 in. (30.5 cm) with 1.8 in. (4.5 cm) hex 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 8  
Type of Lace Alligator Rivet  
Length of Belt - Long 540 " 1371.6 cm
Length of Belt - Short 533 " 1353.8 cm

Drive System

Driveline 80 degree CV, 1000 rpm  
Roller Chain Single 50, 60, 80  
Torque Protection - Main Input Shaft Cutout clutch  
Torque Protection - Pick-up Friction with slip sensing  
Bearing and Sprocket Configuration Hex shaft and bearings  
PTO speed 1000 rpm  

Tractor Requirements

Horsepower Required 150 hp 111.9 kw

Wide Pickup

Width (Tooth to Tooth) 77 " 195.6 cm
Width (On Outside Flair) 90 " 228.6 cm
Tooth Bars 6.8 in. (17.27 cm)  
Number of Teeth 65 Rubber mounted double tines with 3 1/16 in (7.8 cm) spacing  
Stripper Band Diameter 12.6 " 32 cm
Drive Single 50, 60, 80  
Floatation Gauge wheels 7.10-16 HD semi-pneumatic with spring assist  
Pickup Lift Hydraulic pickup lift standard  

Standard Details

Bale Formation Open throat vertical chamber with drum, hydraulic/spring belt tension  
Monitor/Controller E-Link Pro  
Machine Adjustments Gauge wheel height, hydraulic density  
Miscellaneous Drop 'n Go bale ejection  
Safety Equipment Tail lights, SMV sign  
Tailgate Cylinders Cushion  
Density System Adjustable hydraulic  
Tire Size - Standard 21.5L-16.1  

Bale Monitor

Monitor E-Link Pro  
Bale Shape Feedback (Left (L) / Center (C) / Right (R) indicators) Left, Center, Right  
Number of wraps per bale for Net Wrap Adjustable from 1.5 to 8  
Manual Override Screen buttons  
Pause function Screen button  
"Near Full" and "Full Bale" alarms Standard  
Tailgate locked alarm/indicator Standard  
Ramp "home" indicator With inline ramp  
Alarm on/off/volume control Standard  
Real-time bale size data Standard  
Real-time bale weight data Standard  
Real-time moisture data Optional  
Bales per hour Standard  
Tons per hour Standard  
Monitor Mount RAM mount double ball  
Self-diagnostic monitor and sensors Standard  
Error history Yes  
Touchscreen and button control Standard  
Field Statistics Yes  

Optional Features - Netwrap System

Feed Mechanism Friction pan 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 - 64" and 67" (162.6 cm and 170.2 cm)    
Net Storage 1 extra roll  

Optional Features

Safety Equipment Safety chain, fire extinguisher  
Bale ramp Hydraulic operated, inline  
Restrictor Plates To reduce HP required in less than ideal conditions