Alessio Merlo, Product Marketing Manager Hay & Forage and Crop Production Europe, states: “The BigBaler 1290 High Density is a milestone of excellence beyond statistics. It was launched at Agritechnica in 2019 and immediately crowned “Machine of the Year”. It has received a host of prizes and accolades, including the 2021 AE50 Award. Most importantly, it has won wide customer recognition for its patented LoopMasterTM technology and extraordinary bale density. And now we complete our offering with the new high-capacity Packer model that delivers the same superior performance.”
New Holland has led the large square baler segment for more than 30 years, during which it has introduced a host of industry firsts that have changed baling. These are innovations such as double-knot technology, electronic proportional density control, full bale eject functionality and the very first 80×90 bale size, which have since become industry standards. In November 2020, New Holland produced its 30,000th large square baler at its Zedelgem plant – a record milestone testament to the brand’s long history of baling excellence.
The BigBaler 1290 High Density CropCutterTM and Packer models set the standards of productivity and comfort. They produce bales of up to 22% higher density than conventional large square balers, significantly increasing transport and bale handling efficiency.
The MaxiSweep™ pick-up helps feeding crop at higher rates, resulting in increased capacity and performance. The unique SmartShift™ gearbox, winner of the Agritechnica Silver Medal 2019, delivers a soft start up resulting in greater comfort for the operator and overload protection for the tractor’s driveline. The unique patented LoopMaster™ knotting technology ensures best-in-class solid binding and protects the environment and the forage by eliminating twine offcuts.
The short drawbar concept ensures excellent visibility for the operator and manoeuvrability. Comfort is further enhanced with a new intuitive user interface using the large IntelliViewTM IV touchscreen display. A range of automated features, such as the IntelliCruise™ system which automatically adjusts tractor speed, add to the productivity and comfort of BigBaler 1290 High Density models.