ROLL-BELT HISTORY

A long history of roll belt baling from New Holland

New Holland invented modern baling over 70 years ago with the invention of the world’s very first self-tying pick-up baler in 1940, and an unceasing quest for continual innovation was started. The very first round baler was launched 40 years ago back in back in 1974. Fast forward 15 years to 1989, and the first roll-belt baler was produced, the Model 630, and the rest, as they say, is history. Born in New Holland’s ancestral home and Centre of Round Baling Excellence in Pennsylvania, USA, today’s Roll-Belt balers have been designed and developed in Plock, Poland, in collaboration with New Holland’s Centre of Harvesting Excellence in Zedelgem, Belgium. An extensive global testing programme, which saw over 125,000 bales produced, means your Roll-Belt baler is sure satisfy your individual needs. Why? Because it’s been tested in a field very similar to yours.


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1974

The very first round baler is developed, the Model 850 and uses chains to produce a 150cm bale.


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1976

The range’s popularity leads to the introduction of the Model 845, which produces smaller, 120cm bales.


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1978

The fast expanding range now features the Models 851 and 846.


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1979

The Model 852 proves a hit with farmers.


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1982

The most advanced chain baler to date is unleashed: the Model 849.


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1989

The face of variable chamber baling changed forever with the introduction of the Model 630, the very first belt baler.


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1991

Keen to enhance performance, New Holland upped the game with the Models 650 and 660.


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1992

Responding to requests from hay and forage contractors, the Model 640 Silage Special is launched: delivering super dense bales.


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1995

Bale-Slice™ technology is introduced on the Model 664 Silage Special. Enabling greater nutritional values, it became popular with livestock farmers the world over.


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2002

The upgraded BR700 series is launched, and the all new BR740 CropCutter, for the finest chop, densest silage bales, is launched.


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2005

The BR-A series comes into being, which offers a greater choice for baling professionals.


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2006

The milestone of 200,000 round balers is reached at the New Holland production facility in Pennsylvania, USA. Testament to the baler’s universal popularity.


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2007

The BR7000 is unveiled to the world, with 4 models, it is the most complete baling offering to date.


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2013

The Roll-Belt baler with 20% higher capacity, distinctive New Holland styling and advanced features is set to significantly enhance baler productivity.


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2014

New Holland celebrates its 40th anniversary since the introduction of the first Round baler.


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