Case IH debuts LB4 series square balers at Wimmera

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Leading agriculture machinery brand Case IH has launched its new LB4 series of large square balers in Australia at the Wimmera Field Days 2013 held earlier this month.

Case IH debuts LB4 series square balers at Wimmera
Case IH's new LB4 series large square balers are redesigned for style and function and is more efficient than previous models.

According to Case IH, the new range has been redesigned for style and function and is more efficient than previous models.

The LB4 series is available in a choice of single axle or steerable tandem axle, in standard configuration or rotor chopper.

Case IH Product Manager for Hay and Harvest Geoff Rendell says the new range has increased capacity by as much as 20 per cent.

"We are very excited to bring a new level of baling technology and performance to Australian producers," he says.

"We know the importance of maximising short baling windows- the LB4 series gearbox runs at an astonishing 48 strokes per minute to put crop through the machine quicker and more efficiently.

The high-speed baling means producers can get more done in a day without compromising the quality of the bale."

The new LB4 series balers also feature a new high inertia flywheel that is 19 per cent larger than previous models, resulting in improved performance.

The new pickup on the models features a roller windguard, feed-assist roller and faster RPMs to maximise crop flow into the baler.

"The LB4 large square baler has been put to the test, baling more than 200,000 bales, and it has excelled across a variety of crops and conditions," Rendell says.

"The baler's sleek new look and curved design also improves its functionality, allowing it to shed debris more easily."

The LB4 has also been redesigned for better wear and longer life, including the all-new heavy-duty frame on the pickup and reel.

Two feet narrower than previous models, the new design provides better visibility around the baler.

LB4 balers also come equipped with steering sensors that interface with Case IH's AFS Pro 700 display to more efficiently help producers build the perfect hay bale.

A GPS logger is available for recording bale moisture, and together with a bale weighing system, offers complete bale documenting.

With GPS data logging and computer mapping software, all data relating to the baling process can be viewed at any time and can be exported onto a USB drive.

"The new design elements create a product that is not only more efficient and reliable but also easier to use and maintain," Rendell says.

"We are very excited about the performance of this baler - I'd encourage yu to visit your local Case IH dealer to ensure you get the most out of your next bale."

For more information, visit Case IH's website or see your local Case IH dealer.

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