Case IH makes baler upgrades

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A new knotting system on Case IH’s LB4XL large square baler is one of many changes the company is bringing to its baler range

Improvements and upgrades to the Case IH LB4XL large square baler series are sure to impress
 Improvements and upgrades to the Case IH LB4XL large square baler series are sure to impress

Case IH has flagged a number of upgrades and features among two of its biggest-selling baler products, the LB4XL large square baler and the RB5 Series of round balers.

For the square balers, which consist of the LB434XL and LB434RXL models, Case IH has introduced a new knotting system that it says dramatically improves the process.

We took a close look at the Case IH LB434S XL baler in 2018. Check out the article here

The new-generation TwinePro knotter combines the advantages of the double knot system with the additional benefit of a loop knot.

This system makes the tied twine up to 30 per cent stronger, allowing for greater bale density with the same twine and reducing the risk of twine breakage.

It also reduces the amount of twine offcuts left on the bales, Case IH says, cutting the risk of stock eating the twine or contaminating wool.

Other changes include a stronger pick-up system and redesigned rotor cutter tines to improve cutting performance in high volume conditions.

Case will also now provide the option of a fully-integrated moisture sensor on its RB455 and RB465 round balers, giving the operator information they can use to assess the potential quality of the crop, and future storage options.

Case IH Australia/New Zealand product manager for hay and harvest Tim Slater says the information will come through in real-time.

"There’s no need to stop baling to probe the bales, as would previously be done with a hand-held moisture sensor," he says

The round balers will also have an AFS Pro 700 display monitor as standard, with a larger screen to provide a clearer view of baler functions. 

In addition to these changes, both sets of balers will also be able to adjust to a lower position for improved feeding in all crop conditions, a change Case IH says will resist stalling and ploughing of the windrow when compared to narrower diameter rollers.

The end flare shape of the pickups on both sets of balers has been revised to improve edge feeding and a larger diameter windguard roller has also been introduced.

"These new features and benefits across our baler offering are about enhancing performance and providing increased productivity for our customers where it counts," Slater says. 

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