Wednesday, 26 November 2014 00:00

Cheers to 40 years of round balers

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FORTY YEARS of making its Roll-Belt balers, and sales of 235,000 machines, is prompting manufacturer New Holland to affix a ’40-year’ decal to a new variant of this globally popular machine, the company says.

 The latest generation Roll-Belt is said to “redefine” round baling, with technology that can improve capacity by 20% and density by 5%. 

New Holland introduced the Roll-Belt variable chamber baler series in 2013, with customised feeding systems like the SuperFeed and CropCutter rotor options. The new ActiveSweep crop processing solution also offers “tailored” baling.

Now new Roll-Belt variable-chamber round balers are replacing the BR7000 series, with 20% greater capacity. Many features will enhance productivity, the company says. 

“The Roll-Belt baler enables operations to specify the baler that suits their needs,” says Greg Moore, New Holland hay and harvest product specialist. “The standard rotor SuperFeed and professional CropCutter variants enable tailored baling. 

 “The all new pick-up, dual density system and endless belt design will deliver significant productivity gains.”

The pick-up is redesigned to boost capacity by up to 20% in silage. Buyers can choose between 1.8m and 2m configurations. The standard heavy-duty, five solid tine bar pick-up with reinforced rubber tines – 10% stiffer laterally and lasting five times longer – maintain pick-up performance in difficult, uneven and stony terrain, says the maker. 

The new standard feed-assist roll transfers the crop from the pick-up to the rotor while simultaneously merging the flow of the crop to ensure it matches the exact width of the bale chamber. 

The folding castoring gauge wheels make changing from transport to field configuration simpler. The wheels swing up and round, and are locked in the transport position without having to be removed. 

The SuperFeed standard 455mm rotor, with New Holland’s ‘W’ pattern fingers, maintains high throughput of all crops. The CropCutter variant delivers the densest bales, with 15 integrated knives for fine chopping.

The maker’s DropFloor function is designed as a time-saver to be operated from the cab. When large wedges of crop block the rotor, the floor is lowered to provide more space in the feeding zone and baling can continue.

The Roll-Belt baler has four 273mm wide belts which prevent losses and improve tracking performance. The increased belt stability ensures a large contact area with the crop to improve reliability and bale formation. Endless belt technology ensures the belts are strong as there are no joints. This eliminates stretching for uniform bale formation. And the belts’ texture makes cleaning easier.

New Holland is imported in New Zealand by C B Norwood Distributors Ltd.  

Tel. 06 356 4920

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