Case IH Bolsters Its RB5 Round Baler Series Lineup With Premium HD Addition

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From wet silage to dry hay to straw and stalks, the new Case IH RB565 Premium HD round baler provides producers the flexibility to bale a full range of crops. The RB565 Premium HD round baler is equipped with components to efficiently handle wet hay making in an all-purpose, multicrop baler. This new baler expands the RB5 series lineup, taking high-efficiency hay production to the next level.

“More and more producers are baling wet hay due to shorter production windows and added feed value,” said Brian Spencer, Case IH hay and forage marketing manager. “To accommodate those customers wanting to produce baleage in a 5×6 bale, we added the proven, robust design of our 4-foot silage baler to our 5-foot baler with some additional features.”

New round baler features
Building on the robust design, larger platform and improved bale-ejection system of the RB5 series, RB565 Premium HD round balers help to achieve higher bale density with the following enhancements:

• Higher torque load on the cutout clutch
• Larger main gearbox with heavier output shaft
• Larger main drive chain and sprockets
• Larger roll drive chains
• Dual chopping rolls in the tailgate and sledge areas to prevent crop buildup
• Neoprene-covered backwrap roll
• Factory-installed moisture sensor option
• Endless belts with 3-year/15,000-bale warranty

ISOBUS Class 3 technology boosts round baler productivity
The RB565 Premium HD round balers can be equipped with ISOBUS Class 3 Tractor and Baler Automation. Paired with a Puma or Maxxum tractor featuring a CVXDrive continuously variable, PowerDrive powershift or ActiveDrive 8 dual-clutch transmission, this system controls the tractor stop, bale wrap and bale-eject functions without operator input.

Operators can take advantage of ISOBUS Class 3 controls to automatically stop the tractor when the target bale size is reached. From there, net wrap is automatically applied. When the wrap cycle is complete, the baler tailgate raises and lowers automatically to eject each wrapped bale. Once the completed bale is ejected, the operator can simply move the tractor shuttle lever to the forward position and go.

“When hay-making windows open, baler automation can help reduce bale cycle time, minimize operator stress and increase productivity, even with a less-experienced operator,” Spencer said. “Case IH strives to deliver equipment with the technology necessary to make the highest-quality hay.”

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