For decades dairy and livestock producers throughout North America have selected New Holland hay equipment to produce high-quality hay and forage to feed their livestock. As a smart innovator, New Holland was the first to provide round balers, Discbine® mower- conditioners, self-propelled forage harvesters, windrowers and Super Boom™ skid-steer loaders. This year, New Holland launches new products that will enhance high-quality, cost-effective forage production, especially important at a time when feed prices have increased so dramatically for farmers and ranchers.
New products and upgrades available at New Holland dealerships will include:
- New Roll-Belt™ 560 Round Baler
- New Discbine® Mower-Conditioner – Center Pivot
- New Speedrower™ Self-propelled Windrower
- New DuraSwath™ Draper Headers
- New T5 Tractor with new Electro Command™ transmission
- New T6 Tractor with new Auto Command™ CVT transmission
"No other company produces as many bales of hay every day as New Holland. Our equipment is on a majority of the more than 700,000 cow/calf and nearly 60,000 dairy operations in the U.S. and Canada," says Abe Hughes, Vice President, New Holland North America. "We know those farmers and ranchers rely on us to deliver equipment that makes high-quality hay and forage as efficiently as possible. No other equipment maker takes this responsibility as seriously and continually works at making smart new equipment and upgrades that enhance producer's ability to make high-quality forage for their animals. Further, with a Dealer network of over 1,000 locations in North America and over 250 employees specialized in the fine art of haymaking , no other company even comes close to the focus and expertise we have on making quality hay and feed for cattle, horses and other livestock in the U.S. and Canada."
A lot goes into making great hay, and the right equipment is just one step in the process. New Holland backs up industry-leading equipment with expertise to help farmers optimize the use of each piece of equipment. New Holland literally wrote the book on hay, The Haymakers' Handbook. This book helps producers improve their knowledge and techniques for making quality hay.
To make sure each dealer is up to speed on the latest products and innovations, New Holland dealers were brought to a facility in Houston, Texas, for intense training these past months. "We think it's critically important for dealers to understand the intricacies of the new equipment that is available in order for them to provide the best service to their customers," says Michael Cornman, Dairy and Livestock Market Segment Leader. "This training program puts dealers in an environment where they go through hands-on learning to readily translate product features to customer benefits under various growing conditions."
These smart new innovations are the latest in a long line of leading firsts from New Holland. Industry firsts include:
- First automatic self-tying Square Baler
- First Haybine® Mower-Conditioner
- First Discbine® Mower-Conditioner with a segmented, self-contained modular cutterbar
- First to promote a wider crop mat for faster drying
- First with Chevron design conditioning rolls
- First Roll-Belt™ round baler design combining the best of both belts and rolls
- First Super Boom™ skid steer loader
"The long line of 'firsts‘ New Holland has brought to the marketplace, the expertise in the company and in our dealer network, plus the new innovations we're bringing to market now and in the future make New Holland the clear choice for haymaking equipment," says Hughes.