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New round and square balers from New Holland

New Holland has announced an extensive line up of round and small square balers for 2022.

Pro-Belt and Roll-Belt round balers

“These new round balers demonstrate New Holland’s commitment to offer more options to better meet customer needs, regardless of operation size, while continuing to raise the bar on equipment and bale quality,” says Sally Johnson, vice president for New Holland North America.

The Pro-Belt 450 and 460 balers from New Holland are designed to build solid, square-shouldered bales 35.5-65 inches in diameter, and 47.5 inches wide, with a max bale weight of up to 2,879 pounds. 

These models are built with the TwinDrive gearbox, which evenly distributes PTO power to both sides of the baler. The cut-out clutch is capable of maintaining over 1,000-foot pounds of force when powering through crops. The pickup is built with a twin-cam drive 160 tines, and a five-bar reel, rotating at 125 rpm to handle larger windrows. 

Both the SuperFeed and CropCutter feeding systems use a 20.5-inch diameter feeder, and the rotors are in a V-shaped pattern so the crop is fed across the full width of the chamber. The CropCutter has a 13- or 25-knife system capable of cutting crops as short as 1.7 inches. 

The ActiveDrop floor system automatically drops the floor if crop load becomes too heavy to minimize the risk of plugging. 

The Roll-Belt 450 Utility Plus round baler is intended for use on smaller farms and livestock operations than its Pro-Belt sister series. The bales run a little smaller as well, at 36-60 inches in diameter, and 46.5 inches wide, weighted between 400-1,800 pounds. This makes for a lower 45 PTO HP power requirement.

The Roll-Belt models include the new SuperSweep pickup design, built wider with a mechanical stuffer, improving feeding compared to previous models. 

“The pickup is 35% wider to gather big windrows on small farms for easier baling,” says Jordan Milewski, conventional haytools marketing manager for New Holland.

Hayliner series square balers

The New Holland Hayliner 256 spitting a bale of hay into a cart.
Photo credit: New Holland

New Holland is returning the Hayliner name to all of its small square balers in North America, designed with the priority of enhancing productivity. There are three models available — the Hayliner 265, 275, and 275 Plus — each designed for different farming needs from small farms to larger commercial operations. All three models have a 14- by 18-inch bale case. 

“For more than 80 years, haymaking operations of all sizes have trusted and depended on New Holland small square balers for impressive quality and reliability,” says Milewski. “With the new Hayliner small square balers, we’re fusing legendary performance and reliability with new, precision technology. These new balers are the next evolution in our commitment to enhancing the haymaking process and finding efficiencies at all levels of an operation.”

The 265 is equipped with a 65-inch, five tine bar SuperSweep pickup, and 93 stroke per minute plunger. Users can choose between the standard-duty twine knotter or wire twisting system. The triple-purpose chute, quarter-turn chute, or Model 72 Bale Thrower are also available options.

The 275 model has a 75-inch wide, six tine bar SuperSweep pickup, guided by a pneumatic gauge wheel to gather bulky windrows. This has the same options and wire twisting system as the 265, though the twine knotter is upgraded to a heavier duty design with a split frame for serviceability. On these models, two-way hydraformatic bale tension is standard.

The 275 Plus model is built with commercial operations in mind. Along with features found on the standard 275, the Plus model has four-way bale tension, cast iron hay wedges, hardened plunger rails, and a bale case that’s 12 inches longer and 19% heavier. The model also has larger tires to reduce compaction, and the twine box is 35% larger to accommodate for higher strength twine balls. 

For the new series, New Holland developed a precision electronic bale length system, allowing operators to set and calibrate for an accuracy of plus or minus 2 inches. By measuring the total bale length and each individual flake, the system predicts the next flake’s thickness, then trips the knotter. The operator can control this technology through an app available on smartphones and tablets, connected through Wi-Fi. This app provides real-time data so users can adjust ground speed to conditions to optimize baler capacity. 

Price and Availability

The standard configuration for the Pro-Belt 450 starts around $85,000, and the 460 starts around $88,000. 

The standard configuration for the Hayliner 265 starts around $34,000, the 275 around $41,000, and the 275 Plus around $45,000. 

All models are available to order now. For more information, visit newholland.com.

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