RANDY MILLER, IOWA
Randy Miller watched the ZR5 B1 prototype being tested on his farm for the last two years. "It amazes me that the current machine is relatively close to what it was when Vermeer started designing it," says Miller. After getting a chance to operate it in August, Miller says the baler provides a potential labor savings for farm operators. "It's a game-changer for guys that bale 5,000 to 6,000 bales a year," he says. "I would say it would cut baling time down. Instead of using two tractors and two balers, the operator could use just one, and they're done. Anybody that's got a self-propelled swather will be all over this, because it's already one piece of equipment without a tractor in front of it."