Cropping

Performance boost for balers

By Country News

Precision and consistency are the hallmarks of Case IH’s round baler range, with recent improvements further enhancing its performance in the paddock and the bottom-line for producers.

The RB5 Series was the result of three years of worldwide field testing, with the RB455 and RB465 offering superior bale shape and density, and features that offer greater control and certainty in the paddock.

Case IH product manager for hay and harvest Tim Slater said the variable chamber round balers had increased capacity in all crops, producing high density, perfectly-shaped bales.

The RB455 and RB465 produce bales of up to 1.5m and 1.8m in diameter respectively, and both models feature a dual-cylinder hydraulic density system.

‘‘The two cylinders have 2000 psi, providing more force than a single cylinder at 2600 psi, increasing bale density and consistency across the bale, resulting in higher silage quality and better-looking bales,’’ Mr Slater said.

In recent updates to the series, in-cab bale density control has been introduced, making adjustments to the bale construction quicker and easier than the operator having to leave the cab.

‘‘This improvement was made in response to customer feedback and it certainly makes a huge difference for a farmer to have the ability to customise the bale that’s produced,’’ Mr Slater said.

‘‘Depending on the individual crop and conditions, a producer may want to change the final bale profile, and the end-purpose of the bale can also be a determining factor in the bale core density.’’

The operator can quickly and simply swap from a soft-core bale to be put through a feed mixer to a well-rolled hard-core bale to be rolled out.

Another update to the RB455 and RB465 has been a change in the sledge and tailgate rollers, a big improvement for the operator in that it significantly reduces the clean-down time, maximising in-field efficiency.

Other RB5 Series features include:

  • Five-bar pick-up for high capacity baling.
  • Hydraulic drop floor for fast and reliable unplugging.
  • Best-in-class belt designs for reliability and durability.
  • In-cab adjustable density control.
  • ISOBUS Tractor Connectivity with user-friendly operator interface.
  • Modern styling.

For more information about the round baler range, see your local Case IH dealer or visit the Case IH website at: www.caseih.com