Upgrades for Case IH RB5 round balers

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A fully integrated moisture sensor and a better display monitor will help Case IH's RB5 round baler series be more productive and enhance bale quality

The Case IH RB455 guarantees the best round bales in all conditions and crop types

Case IH has made improvements to its round baler series as the 2020-21 hay season approaches and demand for balers remains high.

The series, comprising of the RB455 and RB465 variable chamber balers, will now have the option of a fully-integrated moisture sensor included in the range – a first for Case IH round balers.

The integrated moisture sensors enable operators to use moisture information during operation in order to make more informed decisions on the quality of the crop as well as storage options. 

"This new feature provides real-time information on the moisture of the crop being baled," says Case IH product manager – hay and harvest Australia & New Zealand, Tim Slater.

"There’s no need to stop baling to probe the bales, as would previously have been the case with a hand-held moisture sensor."

The addition of an AFS Pro 700 display monitor has also been made with the upgraded technology now standard on Case IH’s round baler offerings. The larger screen provides operators with a clearer view of baler functions such as bale core size, bale and core density and overall size and shape of the bales. 

Case IH has also revised the shape of the pickup end flare to improve edge feeding.

The diameter of the windguard roller has also been made larger, plus the ability to adjust the device to a lower position for improved feeding in all crop conditions. 

"This new design resists stalling and ploughing of the windrow when compared to narrower diameter rollers, further enhancing the performance of the baler and reducing down-time for producers," Slater says.

"These updates are what our customers have been looking for, assisting with greater productivity and enhancing bale quality."

 Baler adjustments can be made without leaving the tractor

Flexible bale size can be achieved with the RB5 Series, given the balers have always featured the variable chamber, meaning operators can alternate sizes depending on crop and storage requirements. 

Baler adjustments can be made without leaving the tractor using Case IH’s standardised software and operator interface with all essential set-up and operating data available at the operator’s fingertips. Data available includes number of bales produced during the day and whether the bales are chopped or unchopped.

A self-diagnostic alarm system will provide operators with all information should any problem arise in the field. 

Four settings are pre-programmed into the bale’s performance monitor which can be selected based on crop type and conditions. A fifth programmable setting is available to suit individual bale wrapping conditions.

"Our round balers get the job done quickly, efficiently and with a high degree of precision, keeping the crop where it needs to be: in the bale and not left on the ground," Slater says. 

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