1987 - Volume #11, Issue #4, Page #33[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New Holland set to launch new square balerFord-New Holland will introduce a new mid-sized square baler at farm shows around the country this fall.
The new D-1000 high density baler, which is already a big hit in Europe, produces 2 by 3-ft. bales, 8 to 10 ft. long. According to Dick Salisbury, New Holland product manager of square balers, the D-1000 produces bales that are 15 to 20% more dense than those produced by New Holland's or Hesston's conventional big square balers.
Key to success of the new baler's high-density packing ability is its unique rotary feeder system, located beneath the plunger. The high-speed rotary feeder packs four loads of hay or straw into the bale chamber between each stroke of the plunger which results in a bale made up of individual wafers that can be handled easily with a pitchfork. The plunger compresses the crop at 46 strokes per minute, traveling over a relatively short stroke length of just 21 in. for better power efficiency, reduced maintenance and quick handling of heavy crops. Baler also features a new specially designed high-capacity pickup that's 6 ft., 7 in. wide. Requires a minimum 90 hp. tractor.
The resulting large, flat bales can be more easily handled than big 4 by 8-ft. bales. They also stack better on wagons since they can be easily interlocked. New Holland introduced the baler first in Europe because both forage harvesting and straw baling are big commercial businesses there as compared to the U.S. The baler will be available on a limited basis in the U.S. this fall.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, R.J. Salisbury, Ford-New Holland, 500 Diller Ave., New Holland, Penn. 17557 (ph 717 354-1121).
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