Case IH LB4 Square Balers Add Capacity, Efficiency & Functional, Modern Style to Haying Operations
23 Aug 2012
RACINE, Wis. — It’s not often that a familiar silhouette changes so
dramatically: Case IH has redesigned the new LB4 Series large square baler for
both style and function. The new design changes encompass both internal and
external changes that make the new LB4 series large square balers significantly
more efficient than previous models.
DeVries continued: “The goal is to help producers maximize short baling
windows. The new design has increased capacity by as much as 20 percent.”
Inside, the LB4 Series balers feature a new, high-inertia flywheel that is 19
percent larger than previous models and results in improved performance in
uneven windrows. The new, high-capacity pickup features a roller windguard,
feed-assist roller and faster rpm’s to maximize crop flow into the baler. The
gearbox runs at an astonishing 48 strokes per minute to put crop through the
machine quicker and more efficiently.
“The high-speed baling means producers can get more done in a day without
compromising bale density or shape,” says DeVries.
As for the sleek new look? The new curved design allows the baler to shed
debris more easily.
“Case IH has always had an industry-leading double knotter assembly. The
reliable, heavy-duty direct-drive knotters provide outstanding reliability,
minimizing mistties,” says DeVries.
Many other parts of the baler have been reinforced for better wear and longer
life, including the all-new, heavy-duty frame on the pickup and reel.
“Case IH has always had an industry-leading double knotter assembly. The reliable, heavy-duty direct-drive knotters provide outstanding reliability, minimizing mistties,” says DeVries.
“The LB4 large square baler has been put to the test, baling more than
200,000 bales, and it has excelled in all kinds of crops and conditions,” says
Together, the new design elements create a product that is not only more
efficient and reliable but also is easier to use and maintain. The baler is 2
feet narrower, allowing for better visibility around the baler and easier
transport. Most major service points can be accessed by opening just one
easy-open service door at ground-level, reducing complexity and maintenance
The LB4 large square balers also come equipped with steering sensors that
interface with the intuitive AFS Pro 700 display to more efficiently help
producers build the perfect hay bale.
Case IH is a global leader in agricultural equipment, committed to
collaborating with its customers to develop the most powerful, productive,
reliable equipment – designed to meet today’s agricultural challenges.
Challenges like feeding an expanding global population on less land, meeting
ever-changing government regulations and managing input costs. With headquarters
in the United States, Case IH has a network of dealers and distributors that
operates in over 160 countries. Case IH provides agricultural equipment systems,
flexible financial service offerings and parts and service support for
professional farmers and commercial operators through a dedicated network of
professional dealers and distributors. Productivity enhancing products include
tractors; combines and harvesters; hay and forage equipment; tillage tools;
planting and seeding systems; sprayers and applicators; site-specific farming
tools and utility vehicles. Case IH is a brand of CNH (NYSE: CNH), a
majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat Industrial S.p.A. (FI.MI).
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