Case IH Rolls Out Changes to Balers

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Case IH, Hay

case-ih-square-balerCase IH is improving efficiency with a new LB434SL 3×4 large square baler.  The baler lets high-volume hay and forage producers get over more acres per day, leaving consistent, uniform bales behind it.

They’re also adding ISOBUS Class 3 functionality to most of their baler options and all Maxxum CVT, Puma and Optum tractors.

“Not only are we meeting the demand for heavier bales with greater density through our LB434XL balers, we’re giving producers the technology they need to more efficiently harvest each crop at its peak nutritional value,” said Cole Carling, Case IH hay and forage marketing manager. “From tractors to balers and the latest precision technology, the growing lineup of innovative Case IH equipment at dealerships across North America truly offers a one-stop shop for today’s producer.”

From the beefed-up bale chamber to the rugged frame, the LB434XL is designed from the ground up for large-scale hay and forage operations with a lot of ground to cover and a short time to do it. Operators will immediately notice a 31.5-inch longer bale chamber. This 31 percent increase over current LB434 balers delivers up to 10 percent higher bale density. Greater density means more crop per bale, decreasing bale count as well as handling, wrapping and transportation costs — helping producers economically reach new markets.

ISOBUS Class 3-enabled Feedrate Control technology makes the dense, well-formed bales produced by the LB434XL easy to achieve for operators of all skill levels. This technology allows the baler to run at optimal performance and capacity by controlling the speed of an ISOBUS Class 3-compatible tractor, such as the versatile Optum. Feedrate Control includes two running operations: charge control to automatically adjust the tractor’s speed for optimal capacity and slice control that decides in favor of bale slice thickness.

“Today’s commercial operations must produce dense, perfectly shaped bales,” Carling said. “Whether transporting down the road or across the globe, importers demand top-quality feed value. Equipped with the latest technology, producers will experience less fatigue, along with greater peace of mind knowing that each bale they produce is consistent in quality, flake size and shape.”

“We look forward to helping our customers rethink just how productive their operations can be with these latest baler enhancements and technology,” he added.

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