New Holland has received the gold medal at the 2021 Edison Awards for its Loop Master knotting technology, featured on BigBaler 1290 High Density models and the BigBaler PLUS range.
The Edison Awards is held annually and recognises excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design and innovation. Winners are selected on four criteria: concept, value, delivery and impact.
Carlo Lambro, brand president at New Holland, stated: “We are honoured to receive this recognition for our patented Loop Master technology, which brings significant cost and environmental benefits to our customers. By recognizing that bale quality is key to delivering maximum productivity and minimum waste, over the years our team has been focusing its resources on how to enhance these two aspects further while making baling even more sustainable.”
The Loop Master combines the loop and double knotter concepts, eliminating loose twine ends which can contaminate the forage while adopting the high tensile strength of the loop knotter. The company states that around 50kg or 6km of twine can be saved in a 10,000 bale season due to the lack of offcuts, while the high strength and high compression system results in denser bales.