New Holland Agriculture introduces the new BigBaler 340 Plus, the latest generation of its acclaimed flagship baler. The new model builds on the brand’s leadership in the large square baler market, which dates back to almost 30 years ago.
According to New Holland, the BigBaler 340 Plus offers:
- Consistently best-in-class bale quality with up to 10 percent more density
- Smart baling with best-in-class features raises capacity and bale quality to new heights
- Improved durability and reliability
- New biomass kit makes short work of stiff and stalky biomass material
- More productivity in the field
The company says hay and forage operations, straw contractors, large-scale arable farmers, and biomass businesses will appreciate the higher, even more consistent bale density and productivity of the highest capacity New Holland baler ever.
High capacity combined with high bale density means fewer bales per acre, less time to collect the bales, and fewer bales to transport - which boils down to lower costs per bale.
The new BigBaler 340 Plus is designed and built for reliability and durability. The easy serviceability means it will spend even more time in the field delivering its top-notch performance.”
The new BigBaler 340 Plus features a baler chamber that is 31.5 inches longer than the previous model, and delivers up to 10 percent higher density in perfectly formed bales for stacking and transport. It maintains this high bale quality throughout the day. The increase in density depends on field condition and means more crop per bale, raising the customer’s productivity.
The BigBaler’s double knot system is designed to guarantee high bale density with lower knotting strain, reducing the risk of twine snapping even in hot conditions, further increasing productivity.
Smart baling with best-in-class features raises capacity and bale quality to new heights
The new BigBaler 340 Plus delivers a host of unique features, including IntelliCruise technology which automatically regulates tractor ground speed to maximize baling capacity and uniform bale density, or the best-in-class SmartFill feed flow indicators that tell operators in real time which direction they should drive over the swath for even bale formation.
The productivity-boosting features also include the MaxiSweep pick-up design which tackles high tonnage windrows with common components - tine bars and reel bearings - from the self-propelled forage harvester.
The plunger stroke rate per minute and the in-line crop flow guaranteed by the uniform width of the feeding, processing and pre-compression elements combine to make it the highest capacity New Holland baler ever.
In addition, the BigBaler is fully ISOBUS-compatible for single-screen technology. With the best-in-class IntelliView monitor in the tractor cab, operators have at-a-glance intuitive fingertip control of all key operating parameters when baling at top speed.
A host of improvements to the BigBaler 340 Plus raises the bar on durability and reliability. The diameter of the packer shaft has been increased from 2.3 to 3 inches; the bigger drive chain, now 1.25 inches, handles with ease the high loads of PackerCutter models. The slip clutch has been reinforced.
In CropCutter models, the new high-quality chrome pins are more wear-resistant against sand and dust, and extend the chain life significantly. Each knife is spring- protected to avoid breakage from foreign objects, and optional hard-faced knives are available for greater durability.
A heavy-duty rotor is available for extreme abrasive conditions. This prevents premature rotor wear in such harsh conditions and allows a rotor lifetime that is four times longer.