Product Focus: New Holland BigBaler 1290HD packer

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New Holland has recently launched a new high capacity baler, the BigBaler 1290HD Packer, perfect for farmers who do not need the crop to be cut as it passes through the feeder.

With greater capacity than the models previously launched on the Australian market, the newest New Holland BigBaler 1290HD Packer is already generating a buzz ahead of its arrival in time for the 2022 hay season.

In addition to cutting-edge technological inclusions and iconic body shape already prominent from New Holland’s BigBaler range, this model boasts a larger diameter crank and bearings, auto greasing and heavier feeder forks made from Hardox steel.


New Holland's BigBaler 1290HD Packer

New Holland Product Segment Manager – Fodder Conservation, Sune Nielsen, says this Baler’s introduction rounds out the range to meet every need of the New Holland customer.

"The 1290HD Packer is perfect for farmers who don’t require the crop to be cut as it passes through the feeder," he says.

"As a high-capacity machine, the Packer is gentle on the product, producing well-shaped, dense bales ready to be transported.

"Australian farms have some of the toughest conditions for any piece of machinery to operate on. It is vital that any product we release will increase our customer’s outputs and improve their on-farm efficiencies.

"We always take the feedback of our farmers onboard when developing new machinery. To be able to innovate and consistently deliver a reliable product, we must understand the requirements of our customers."

Machine operator Paul Robinson, from Gardiner Bros Farm in Caldwell, New South Wales, has been trialling the BigBaler 1290HD Packer on his oat, wheat and barley paddocks since November 2021.

Despite the increasing temperatures, he says the consistent baling densities and weight have been impressive.

"I have driven both the BigBaler 1290HD Rotor Baler and the BigBaler 1290HD Packer," he says.

"Although the Rotor Baler is a great machine, the Big Baler Packer has noticeable improvements for their operation.

"With the two-stage start up, there is no strain on the tractor, and I feel stable while operating the Baler. 

"Coupled with my T8.410, the BigBaler Packer is an absolute dream to drive."


The BigBaler is designed to provide a high-capacity option

During his trial, Robinson has produced consistent wheat and barley straw bales of more than 550kg.

"Since starting my trial, I am sitting on more than ten and a half thousand bales, with no issues with a single one of them," he says.

"The bales are nice and solid, packed in tightly with six strings – I cannot ask for more."

Using the award-winning Loop Master system, the BigBaler 1290HD Packer uses a double-knotting technique.

Unique to this system, this method produces more robust bales that can result in up to a 26 per cent increase in overall tensile strength for reduced breakages.

New Holland’s BigBaler Packer machine has been a part of its offerings since the mid 1980s, and the BigBaler 1290HD Packer now completes the high-density line up.

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