1982 - Volume #6, Issue #6, Page #30[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
NewHolland Unveils Air Bag Big Baler
A step up from the New Holland 852, the new 855 has an air bag that replaces heavy springs for controlling bale density. Don Rohrer, NH service analyst says, "The air bag makes for fewer moving parts and gives you a more constant tension." Also, when making repairs, it's easy to deflate the air bag and to get into hard to reach areas.
The air bag, similar to those used on the tag axles of semi trucks, inflates using an air compressor. The more pressure in the bag, the denser the bale. A gauge indicates the pressure in the bag. A valve, just like those found on tires, is used for inflating and deflating the bag.
Another feature on the new baler is rubberized steel drums that replace the gathering chains just after the feed-in on the baler. One drum acts as a stripper while the bottom drum starts the rolling process as the hay feeds into the bale chamber. Rohrer says the rubberized steel drums mean fewer moving parts and a lower power requirement from the tractor.
The 855 makes 1,700 lb. bales, 5 1/2 ft. in dia., and 5 1/2 ft. wide. It will hold eight, 16,000 ft. balls of twine.
Basic unit will sell for about $15,500.
For more details, see your New Holland dealer or contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Sperry New Holland, 500 Diller Ave., New Holland, Pa. 17557 (ph 717 354-1121).
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