New Holland Kombi bales and wraps in one pass

The new Roll-Belt round baler with a Kombi wrapper from New Holland allows producers to bale and wrap simultaneously, eliminating the need to make a second pass with a tractor and bale wrapper.

New Holland says the baler-wrapper, which debuted at the recent Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, will also significantly reduce regrowth damage and the time, labour and fuel needed to create top-quality silage bales.

In this video, New Holland crop packaging marketing manager Curt Hoffman explains how the baler-wrapper allows for continuous baling, reduces bale compaction, and delivers added productivity, even in dry crops.

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When bale formation is complete, the Kombi system wraps the bale while you continue creating the next bale, so there’s no stopping, no slow-down, says Hoffman. Two wrapping arms cover the bale surface quickly to shorten wrapping time. The process is fully automatic, and the in-cab monitor displays your progress and monitors film use. When bale wrapping is complete, the system gently lowers the wrapped bale to the ground.

Since bales are wrapped immediately after they’re created, the forage never touches the ground. Hoffman says this immediate protection reduces bale contamination from soil and reduces the chance of bad fermentation and spoilage that can impact cattle weight gain, milk production and reproductive performance.

Hoffman adds that the Kombi wrapper doubles as an accumulator and allows producers to drop two bales in one spot, reducing retrieval time, fuel and machinery wear and tear.

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Bernard Tobin

Bernard Tobin is Real Agriculture's Ontario Field Editor. AgBern was raised on a dairy farm near St. John's, Newfoundland. For the past two decades, he has specialized in agricultural communications. A Ryerson University journalism grad, he kicked off his career with a seven-year stint as Managing Editor and Field Editor for Farm and Country magazine. He has received six Canadian Farm Writers' Federation awards for journalism excellence. He's also worked for two of Canada's leading agricultural communications firms, providing public relations, branding and strategic marketing. Bern also works for Guelph-based Synthesis Agri-Food Network and talks the Real Dirt on Farming.

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