New Holland baler

Manufacturer New Holland will be showing off a new big square baler and two round balers to UK growers for the first time at Lamma 2017.

The new flagship Big Baler 1290 Plus is the company’s latest and largest square baler and has unique features such as IntelliCruise technology for automatic tractor ground speed regulation and SmartFill feed-flow indicators for more even bale formation. 

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For those who prefer round bales, the new Roll Baler 125 and 125 Combi are the latest addition to New Holland’s round baler range.

The Roll Baler 125 models feature the latest pick-up, which was first seen on the Big Baler and Roll Belt balers and at 2.3m, it is 300mm wider than the previous model.

Its five tine bars with double cam drive and adjustable suspension deliver improved feeding capacity and pick-up efficiency too.

Reliable wrap

The new film wrap system on the Roll Baler 125 Combi – also featured on the Roll Baler 135 Ultra – is unique to New Holland. It has a positive hydraulic feed that can be set to pre-stretch the film to ensure a tight, secure and reliable wrap every time thanks to the bundle arms.

The system works with plastic or net up to 1400mm wide and three rolls can be carried on board. Wrapper speed is 20% faster than on the previous model, dramatically increasing productivity.

Completing the new and updated baler line up for Lamma will be New Holland’s updated Roll-Belt variable chamber baler, which features its new IntelliBale system.

Other new technology on show is New Holland’s FR Forage Cruiser can now provide improved information on key crop parameters with the new near-infrared (NIR) On Board advanced sensor.

Crop moisture and nutrient levels, including crude protein, crude fat, starch, neutral detergent fibre (NDF), acid detergent fibre (ADF) and ash can now be measured with +/- 2% accuracy. NIR On Board will be available as an option on new machines.