Vermeer REBEL® 5520 Baler

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  • Advanced netwrap system makes net easier to feed, easy to operate. No more hassles with belts and rollers. Just feed net directly to the baler’s main belts.
  • New balanced density system, with improved belt tracking, increases belt life produces better-looking bales. Also, Alligator® rivet belt laces are used for maximum strength.
  • Fill the bale chamber corners and build square-shouldered bales with optional Haysaver wheels.
  • With a 50 hp (37 kW) tractor, the Rebel 5520 Baler produces 5' diameter x 5' (1.5 m a 1.5 m) bales that weigh up to 1,200 lbs (544.3 kg).
  • See your Vermeer dealer for comprehensive service and genuine Vermeer replacement parts.


Bale Size

Bale Diameter 60 " 152.4 cm
Bale Width 61 " 154.9 cm
Bale Weight 1400 lbs 635 kg

Dimensions and Weights

Length - Standard 150 " 381 cm
Length (With Net) 171 " 434.3 cm
Length (With Ramp) 167 " 424.2 cm
Height 102 " 259.1 cm
Weight (Fully Optioned) 5320 lbs 2413.1 kg
Drawbar Weight 760 lbs 344.7 kg

Bale Forming Chamber

Type of Chamber Variable  
Drive Roller Size Two 5.5 " (14 cm) diameter steel with 1.94 " (4.9 cm) round bearings  
Drum Roller Size 12 " (30.5 cm) with 1.8 " (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 7  
Type of Lace Alligator Rivet  
Length of Belt - Long 441 " 1120.1 cm
Length of Belt - Short 429 " 1089.7 cm

Drive System

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

Tractor Requirements

Horsepower Required 50 hp 37.3 kw
Horsepower Recommended 60 hp 44.7 kw


Width (Tooth to Tooth) 57 " 144.8 cm
Width (Hay Saver Wheels) 87 " 221 cm
Width (On Outside Flair) 58 " 147.3 cm
Tooth Bars 4 bar single cam track  
Number of Teeth 32 rubber mounted double tines  
Stripper Band Diameter 12.6 " 32 cm
Drive Single 60 roller chain  
Floatation Spring  

Standard Details

Bale Formation Open throat vertical chamber with drum, hydraulic/spring belt tension  
Monitor/Controller Manual/electric twine  
Machine Adjustments Pickup height and hydraulic density setting  
Safety Equipment SMV sign, tail lights  
Tailgate Cylinders Standard hydraulic cylinders  
Density System Adjustable hydraulic stystem to vary bale weight  
Tire Size - Standard 12.5L-15  

Bale Monitor

Monitor Bale Expert  
Number of wraps per bale for Net Wrap Yes  
Number of Start/Center/End wraps for twine Yes  
Auto Start Advance Yes  
Manual Override Yes  
Pause function Yes  
"Near Full" and "Full Bale" alarms Yes  
Alarm on/off/volume control Yes  
Real-time bale size data Yes  
Real-time moisture data Optional  
Bales per hour Yes  
Monitor Mount Suction Cup Mount  
Self-diagnostic monitor and sensors Yes  

Optional Features - Twine Tie System

Feed Mechanism Single arm applying two twines  
Twine Tension Adjustable spring tension plates  
Twine Storage 4 ball capacity  

Optional Features - Netwrap System

Feed Mechanism Friction pan onto main belts  
Net Tension Brake system varies tension to maximize bales/roll of net  
Net Width Capable of standard and over width netwrap; 48" and 51" (121.92 cm and 129.54 cm)  

Optional Features

Pickup Lift Manual lift crank  
Safety Equipment Fire extinguisher, safety chain  
Hay Saver Wheels Widens effective width of the pickup  
Mechanical Bale Counter To keep field counts, resets to zero  
Bale ramp Axle bolt on, spring loaded  
Monitor Bale Expert  
Restrictor Plates To reduce HP required in less than ideal conditions  
Hydraulic Density Gauge Allows operator to see actual pressure setting  
Miscellaneous Extended Limited Warranty Coverage  
Hydraulic Pickup Lift Replaces manual lift crank