Case IH has launched its LB large square baler range for 2020, complete with changes in its density system, pick-up, driveline, and knotter technology.
The company’s LB436 HD, on display at Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany this year, features a 22 per cent greater bale density than the 434 XL, with the same bale size. The higher density offers a couple advantages, says Case, including fewer bales per area, and reduced transport and handling.
Its new endless knot technology also cuts down on twine wastage, field litter, bale contamination, and thus the amount of twine available for inadvertent ingestion.
“The optimum in front of this baler is around 340 horsepowers, but you can easily run in flat lands with 270 to 300 horsepower with this baler,” says Pascal Hoffmann, Case IH.
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Other unique features include the new main gearbox, a mid-ship gearbox, and with gearshift overload protection for high power transfer and driveline safety.
“The mid gear box is helping us to start up the baler, and also increasing the speed of the flight wheel, that we can create higher density in this baler,” says Hoffmann.
The new baler is ISOBUS Class 3 compatible, with a 2.35 metre pick-up, mechanically driven top-assist roller, and roller windguard. The tines are set across five bars, rather than four, and there’s an option of pivotable gauge pick up wheels.