Case has introduced two new models to its variable chamber round baler range. The RB HD Pro is designed for larger livestock farmers and contractors, said to produce higher density bales in a wide range of crops and is equipped with heavy-duty components and fewer moving parts.
“We know that for farmers and contractors who use their balers a lot – typically 10,000 bales a year or more – durability and reliability are really important. With their needs in mind we have looked at every aspect of the baler, not only to produce the best bales from every crop quickly but also to make sure that they get them time after time after time,” said Michal Jankowski, Case IH product marketing manager.
“To do this, we have strengthened and enlarged the rolls, shafts and tailgate and introduced a more powerful gearbox and driveline – which also increases the numbers of bales per hour. In some places, we have simplified things to help reliability and maintenance, for example reducing the number of driveline chains and sledge rolls.”
The RB HD Pro models can reportedly handle up to 30 tonnes per hour, working in straw, hay, haylage and silage at different cut lengths, thanks to new no-slip dual drive rolls and a wide range of knife sets selectable from the cab. An extra-wide diameter rotor helps to prevent blockages, while a new Active Drop Floor means that blockages can be cleared quickly.
“We have completely re-designed the bale chamber and belt path,” added Mr Jankowski. “To give us neatly formed, very dense bales that will stack well and efficiently. Bale size, wraps and density pressure can all be set up on the same screen page in the cab.”
The RB456 HD Pro makes 120cm-wide bales from 90cm to 165cm in diameter while the RB466 HD Pro’s are also 120cm wide but from 90cm up to 190cm in diameter. Each size comes with three rotor options: a feeding rotor, 13 cutter knives or 25 cutter knives, making six models in all. They will be available from July 2022 for the spring 2023 season.
For more information go to www.caseih.com