Technology

Mar 1, 2015

The Seeds of Life

Farmers feed the planet. The seeds they plant today will be the food we eat tomorrow. See how they face whatever comes their way. New Holland Tractors help them in that same challenge, in countries very far and different from each other. 

<

In 2012 New Holland launched the new generation BigBaler range which has set a new benchmark in the professional baling segment. Up to 20% capacity increases and up to 5% denser bales will significantly improve your productivity and profitability. Cutting edge features such as the all-new MaxiSweep pick-up and enhanced pre-compression chamber crop flow monitoring have been combined with renowned industry firsts including advanced CropID systems and proven features in the form of Double Knot technology to offer professional hay and forage operations, straw contractors and large scale arable farmers unsurpassed baling performance.

The four model range produces bales from 80x70cm to 120x90cm. Crop-to-crop flexibility has been engineered by design, and the it guarantees performance in conventional crops, as well as in non-traditional crops such as sugar cane and maize stover, perfect for the burgeoning biomass sector.

"Today's BigBaler range is the culmination of over 25 years of baling excellence, and represents the flagship baler in our extensive baler offering" Stated Bob Hatz, Hay&Forage and Crop Production Product Management. "The BigBaler is built at our Centre of Harvesting Excellence in Zedelgem, Belgium, and has been engineered by design to meet the stringent quality, productivity and reliability requirements of modern baling businesses. Over 200,000 bales, equivalent to ten seasons' output,  were produced before even the first production BigBaler rolled off the line." He concluded.

The MaxiSweep pick-up has been completely redesigned to ensure that every last blade of profitable crop is safely baled. Tine strength has been significantly improved on CropCutter models with the adoption of 6mm coil tines as standard for increased durability when working in rough terrain and in stony fields.

The addition of a roller wind guard ensures smooth crop flow from the swath to the baler and it prevents crop flow disturbance for uniform bale production. Swath transfer has been further enhanced by the sculpted pick-up side shields. Their distinctive 'S' shape design draws all crops in, even when negotiating tight corners and smoothly feeds snagged crop into the pick-up. The pick-up edge now features crop guides to assist the final tine in collecting every blade of crop.

The new feed assist roll is situated behind the roller wind guard and features a system of two overshot and one undershot counter rotating augers that transfer the crop from the pick-up to the rotor or packer feeder, depending on the model, whilst simultaneously merging the flow of the crop to ensure that it matches the exact width of the feeder. The feed assist roller then positively directs the condensed crop flow into the feeder for increased, constant feeding.

Variety of crop processing options for tailored crop management

The BigBaler offers three crop processing systems.The Standard Packer features two packer forks with six single tines each for 870 and 890 models, and three packer forks with nine single tines each for 1270 and 1290 models. This traditional technology directly feeds the crop into the pre-compression chamber for long, unbroken straw or hay, perfect for equine businesses.

The Packer Cutter variant, available on BigBaler 870 and 890 models,has three, six double-tine packer forks with six removable knives. This option offers the ultimate in crop processing flexibility, and enables contractors to tailor bale production to individual customer requirements.

The densest bales, perfect for the biomass sector, are produced by CropCutter models. The 'W' pattern rotor is specifically designed for each baler and offers a configurable chop length. It also features a removable knife drawer for easy maintenance and offers tailored knife configurations. The BigBaler 870 and 890 models can be specified with either nine knives in medium cut, or 19 knives in short cut guise, and the BigBaler1270 and 1290 come with 15 or 29 knives respectively. These knives can be individually regulated to fine tune the chop length: medium cut chops to approximately 8 cm, which is ideal for chopped bedding straw for cattle sheds, whereas the short cut option shreds crop to a mere 4 cm in length. This is perfect for silage or straw for chicken sheds, as well as for biomass operations.

More Articles

FeaturedArticles

  • Easy-Quorn-Stir-Fry-4-with-text

    Food & Beverage

    May 1, 2017

    MEAT WITHOUT MEAT

    Ever wondered how will the world face the expected growth of population, which is likely to lead to global food shortages and widespread famine? Well, have you ever wondered how vegetarians get their daily portion of animal protein?

    ...

  • Real-Liga-Naval-Espanhola

    Culture & Art

    May 31, 2018

    HONOR AND PRESERVE HISTORY

    Portugal and Spain share one of the longest world histories in matters of navy traditions, being very common, inclusively, the cases of monarchs from both countries with academic education in military navy schools


    ...

  • blank-sofa-by-hyung-suk-cho-o

    Home & Design

    May 1, 2017

    MODERN HOUSES WITH TRADITIONAL INSPIRATION

    Although minimalist, it manages to convey a diversity of feelings, depending on where and how it is used. Such is the furniture of South Korean designer, Hyung Suk Cho who, inspired by South Korean painting, combines classic and modern...


  • _MSS8814

    Business & Industry

    Jun 20, 2018

    NEW CYCLE OF INVESTMENT IN ANGOLA

    The economy of Angola is starting a new cycle of recovery, taking into account the steady increase of the price of crude oil and the technical assistance of the International Monetary Fund

  • Hotel-deserto-Marrocos

    Lifestyle & Travel

    Jun 26, 2018

    TEA IN THE DESERT, MY DEAR?

    On these modern times, adventure tourism in exotic far away places became exotic, but on Southeast Morocco there is a small oasis amongst the dunes that will delight even the most otiose and adventure hostile tourist

  • 8a646f742c77951a59ebabda7e074782

    Home & Design

    Jul 1, 2017

    HIDDEN POOLS

    Are you the successful owner of a small, nice, cute house, and you dream of having a swimming pool for those hot days, but you don't have the space you need in your backyard? 


  • Haircare1

    Helthcare & Wellness

    Oct 1, 2016

    PRODUCTS THAT REVITALIZE THE HAIR

    There are several products on the market that have been developed precisely to revitalize all the strands of your hair. Your VIP Partner has selected the best. You can know them in this edition.

  • CottonPlant

    Culture & Art

    Jul 1, 2015

    Weaves of cotton

    Pakistan is today one of the main producers of textiles in the world, accounting for about 9 % of the textile needs, producing several types of textile products: cotton spinning (yarn), cotton weaving (cloth), cotton fabric, home textiles,...

  • Oil Pumps

    Business & Industry

    Feb 1, 2015

    And the World Goes Round

    The first oil well in the world was drilled in 1849 in the Azeri capital and Azerbaijan produced 75 percent of oil for the U.S.S.R. during the Second World War. In recent years, production has fallen slightly, but remains at significant...