Bale AccumulatorsThe Norden Bale Handling System

Our Bale Accumulator System

The Norden Mfg Bale Accumulator System is used to arrange and move small square bales using machines instead of hand labor. The fully automatic Norden Bale Accumulator uses no hydraulics or electronics to arrange the bales. The Grabber and innovative Tie-Grabber make loading bales onto wagons and trailers a breeze. The Squeeze makes quick work of moving blocks of bales in and out of storage.

We offer eight different models. You can have a system that will fit your current equipment and your needs. Things to consider are:

  • The number of bales you do in a year
  • What you intend to do with your bales
  • Size of your loader and wagons

Browse Bale Accumulator Sizes

18 Bale Edge

Features

This bale accumulator system arranges the bales on edge 6 wide and 3 long.

  • Our largest accumulator.
  • Good for filling van trailers from the rear.
  • Handles bales from 32” to 44” long
  • Bundle dimensions are 84” wide and 96” to 132” long
  • The 18 bale group has a 17% time savings advantage over the 15 bale as the grab contains 20% more bales, it reduces the number of packs by 17%.
  • This bale arrangement allows you to completely fill your 9’x24′ wagon.
  • Loader with at least 2200 lb lift capacity
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15 Bale Edge

Features

  • Bales arranged on edge, 5 bales wide/3 bales long
  • Handles bales from 32” to 44” in length
  • 15-bale grouping offers a 33% time-saving advantage in comparison to a 10-bale grouping, with each grab from the AE15 containing 50% more bales, and with a 33% reduction in the number of packs
  • Bale arrangement allows a 9’ x 20’ wagon to be completely filled
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10 Bale Edge

Features

  • Bales arranged on edge, 5 bales wide/2 bales long
  • Handles bales from 32” to 36” in length
  • 10-bale grouping is ideal for smaller operations, compatible with a small loader because its lighter weight is under the maximum weight requirement of a grabber
  • Bales in this arrangement are 36” long, enabling cross-stacking of bales with the KN510 Tie-Grabber or 510 Grabber models
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15 Bale Flat

Features

  • Bales arranged flat with their string side down, 5 bales wide/3 bales long
  • Handles bales from 32” to 44” in length
  • 15-bale grouping is well-suited to fill van trailers from the rear or a 24’ wagon
  • Bundle dimensions are 90” wide by 96” to 132” long
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12 Bale Flat

Features

  • Bales arranged flat with their string side down, 4 bales wide/3 bales long
  • Handles bales from 32” to 44” in length
  • 12-bale grouping is well-suited to fill a 20’ wagon
  • Bundle dimensions are 72” wide by 96”- 132” long
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10 Bale Flat

Features

  • Most popular bale accumulator system sold by Norden Mfg.
  • 10 bales arranged flat with their string side down, 4 bales wide/2 bales long and two tie bales turned sideways to the rest of the group.
  • Handles bales from 32” to 36” in length
  • 10-bale grouping is well-suited for small farms, compatible with a smaller loader because its lighter weight is under the maximum weight requirement of a grabber
  • Bundles fill a 7.5’ wagon from one side to the other, and the tie row allows for cross-stacking with the KN510F Tie-Grabber or the 510F Grabber, making loads more stable on wagons and in trucks
  • Bundle dimensions are 72”- 76” wide by 86”- 94” long
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8 Bale Flat

Features

  • Bales arranged flat with their string side down, 4 bales wide/2 bales long
  • Handles bales from 32” to 48” in length
  • 8-bale grouping is ideal for small farms, compatible with a smaller loader because it’s under the maximum weight requirement of a grabber
  • If the bales are 36” long, you are able to cross-stack them with the 408 Grabber
  • Bundle dimensions are 72” wide by 64”- 96” long
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4 Bale Flat

Features

  • Bales arranged flat with their string side down, 4 bales wide/1 bale long
  • Norden Mfg.’s smallest Accumulator model
  • Handles bales from 32” to 48” in length
  • 4-bale grouping is ideal for small farms producing 6,000 bales or less per year
  • If bales are 36” long, you are able to cross-stack them with the EGF8 Grabber
  • Bundle dimensions are 72” wide and can vary in length depending on the bale dimensions
  • A two-bale length allows for narrower wagons or for longer bales than models with a 3-bale length
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Things to consider for Small Square Bale Handling Systems:

Sizing your system to the number of bales you do will save your investment and optimize your efficiency. A four-bale system is too small for an operation doing 20,000 bales per year. An eighteen-bale system is too large for an operation producing only 2,000 bales per year.

It is also important to choose if you want the bales to be flat on strings or “on edge.” The bales stacked on their edge tend to sweat better and hold their shape better. Many people stack the bales flat though because they like the increased stability.

Will you be shipping your bales away or will you be storing them for sale later? This can really

Size of your loader and wagons. For example, if you intend to load van trailers, the 18-bale system is a nice fit. If your wagons are only 7.5′ wide, the AF10 is a nice fit because a group of two bales long with a tie row fits nicely.

Here is a video of Kenny talking about all of the systems and why he would choose a particular size.