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Isobus square balers

Equipped with latest Isobus

Case IH claims to have reached a new level in optimizing large square balers to peak capacity. The balers’ latest Isobus software achieves maximized productivity with two criteria.

The LB 434 is available with two control options (Photo: Case IH)

EQUIPPED WITH THE LATEST ISOBUS ELECTRONIC software option, the baler changes the speed of the tractor to maintain high productivity, set to one of two criteria, which can be defined on the baler or tractor monitor. The first criteria Charge Control is purely based on the capacity of the baler, measuring the time it takes to fill the pre-chamber. In the second criteria, Slice Control, a constant number of slices are set for a preset bale length, so density is a major input in this case. The benefit of this feature is that high baler productivity is maintained, demonstrated by high throughput together with potential fuel savings. This is evident when inexperienced operators are at work or when operator fatigue normally results in lower productivity.

The LB424 and LB434 large balers with rotor cutters can be ordered with the Charge/Slice Control option, whereas the stuffer balers are only available with the Slice Control option. Electric bale length adjustment is a prerequisite for the control option. The tractor must be equipped with the same level of Isobus software as the baler. The Stage IV Case IH Puma Optum tractors are suited for the square baler.

A liquid additive supply system is also available (Photo: Case IH)

Additional upgrades enhancing the capability to bale aggressive crops are the reinforced pickup and the new castor wheel option, allowing sharp turns in the field without damaging the regrowth. The knotter fans were enhanced to handle particularly tough operating conditions and each knotter can be fitted with an individual electronic miss-tie sensor.

All balers can be supplied with liquid additive supply systems to increase the baling window; baling can be done in wetter conditions, without compromising bale storage or feed quality. In addition, wet slices in the bale can be marked to allow the affected bales to be stored separately from the rest of the stack. This maintains the quality of the stack.

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