Ibex TX31 Mini Round Baler with Twine Wrap

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If you are a small farmer who is ready to make the jump to doing your own hay baling, the Ibex TX31 mini round baler with TWINE is the baler for you! Finally, you can control the quality of your hay by baling when the hay is at peak nutritional value, instead of when the farmer down the road gets around to it. This is the most affordable mechanical baler on the market and is recommended for customers baling up to 90 bales per hour.

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You spoke and we listened. You wanted a baler at a more affordable price point – something that could take care of your small farm’s hay needs, but wouldn’t break the bank. While our Abbriata balers are built for commercial use, their price is out of reach for many customers. Finally, we found the Ibex baler – a quality machine at a lower price – the lowest price in the industry.

The Ibex TX31 mini round baler with TWINE is a machine that provides the simplest, easiest to use baler on the market today. This is as close as you can get to a “plug and play” baler. It connects to the tractor’s 3 point hitch, and its hydraulics are completely self-contained, meaning no messy hydraulic connections to deal with. It uses standard, inexpensive baler twine, either plastic or natural fiber. It can be easily run with tractors of less than 25 horsepower. And its small size means it can be easily stored in the corner of the barn or shed.

Finally, there is a baler for the rest of us – at the right size and the right price – to finally take control of our own hay production.

This baler is manufactured in China under the watchful eye of Ibex Equipment, a US based equipment company.

Pine Straw Baling

Ibex Mini Round Balers are popular with pine straw operators too! The compact size and maneuverability of mini-round balers makes them a perfect choice for harvesting straw between the narrow tree rows of a pine plantation.

The features of Ibex Mini Round Balers that lend themselves to pine straw production are:

  • Both TWINE and NET WRAP options available.
  • Minimum HP for operation is 15 HP thus allowing the baler to be operated by compact tractors small enough to maneuver between tree rows.
  • Capable of baling up to 100 bales per hour (120 for net wrap model).
  • Adjustable bale density to meet customers' needs.
  • In-line baling position allows the baler to fit between tree rows.

Mini round balers increase efficiency of production and, as a result, increase earnings. Every producer should go through the calculations to see if switching from manual baling to a mini round baler makes economic sense for them. The situations vary for each producer. Here are some guidelines:

  • A mini round baler can average about 2 tons baled per hour, or 100-120 bales. This is the equivalent of about 270 square bales weighing 15 pounds each.
  • One laborer with a 25-horsepower tractor and a mini round baler can produce 900 bales, or 16 tons, of baled pine straw in an 8-hour day. That’s the equivalent of about 2100 square bales.
  • A mini round baler can bale as much as 25 humans baling by hand.

When choosing between twine and net wrap options, pine straw producers should consider the amount of handling and the final destination of their product. If bales are simply being produced for bulk delivery to construction or landscaping companies, the more affordable twine option may be acceptable. If bales will be marketed to retail stores where more handling and a neater appearance is required, net wrap will likely be the better option. Also important to consider is the fact that net wrap balers can produce more bales per hour than twine since fewer rotations of the bale in the bale chamber are required to wrap a bale with net.

Maybe most importantly, all parts for Ibex balers are in stock and ship from our Indiana warehouse. You can’t afford downtime, so we get your parts to you in a hurry!


Model TX31 Twine Baler

Overall Width

4 ft 9 in (57 in)

Overall Length

3 ft 9 in (45 in)

Overall Height

3 ft 11 in (47 in)


915 lbs

Tire Rim Size

8 in

Tractor Connection

Category 1, 3-Point


Variable; 540 RPM

Bale Wrapping

Twine Wrap


60 - 100 bales per hour

Bale Size (diameter x width)

20 in x 28 in

Bale Weight

30 to 60 lbs

Pickup Width

2 ft 7 in (31 in)

Min. Tractor Engine Power

15 HP

Minimum Tractor Weight

1500 lbs


Self-contained hydraulic system for operating tailgate


Horn operates by self-contained 9 volt battery

Tire Size

16 in x 6.5 in


Crate Dimensions







Machine Weight

915 lbs

Ship Weight

1077 lbs

Delivery Type Continental US

Pickup from Warehouse


Farm/Residential with Lift Gate

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Machine ships packed for LTL freight and requires assembly.

Assembly Cost

Due to reduced staffing and required social distancing, we are not offering assembly of machines at this time. As always, we do provide written assembly instructions and help over the phone as needed.


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Tractor Compatibility

Ideally suited to subcompact tractors and older greymarket tractors from Kubota, Yanmar, and etc...


  • TYM T254
  • Kubota BX Series
  • John Deere 1 Family

*These are some examples of tractors. For implement compatibility check the product specifications. Call us to ensure that your tractor is a perfect fit:


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