Here’s what’s new for beef producers at Farm Progress Show
• Roll-Belt™ round baler with Goweil Combi bale wrapper
• WORKMASTER™ 55, 65 and 75 utility tractors
• DuraDisc™ disc mowers
• Discbine® 209 and 210 disc mower-conditioners
• T6.180 Auto Command™ and T6.180 Dynamic Command™ tractors
New Holland equipment that helps cattlemen produce quality forage with an eye to efficiency and economy will debut at Booth #1048 at the 2018 Farm Progress Show, Aug. 28-30, 2018, in Boone, Iowa.
“Baleage has gained enormous popularity with cow/calf producers in humid and wet regions where hay dry-down is a challenge. The option to place hay baled at a higher moisture in sealed storage provides more flexibility for hay crop storage,” says Curt Hoffman, New Holland Crop Packaging Marketing Manager.
A New Holland Roll-Belt™ round baler with Goweil Combi bale wrapper gives haymakers the ability to bale and wrap in one operation without the need to make a second pass with a tractor and bale wrapper. Time, labor and fuel costs are reduced. Bales are wrapped as they are made, before they ever touch the ground, so there’s no contamination from soil. This decreases the chance of bad fermentation and spoilage that can impact weight gain and reproductive performance.
“When it comes to making dense bales,
New Holland round balers can’t be beat,” adds Hoffman. “Making more compact bales reduces baling time as well as handling, wrapping and transportation costs. Dense bales also weather better with less loss because of their ability to shed precipitation and resist absorbing moisture from the ground.”
WORKMASTER™ makes it easy
“The new 54 to 74 HP
WORKMASTER 55, 65 and 75 utility tractors are designed for those with a keen eye for value,” says Justin Raski, New Holland Utility Tractor Product Marketing Manager. “They provide unmatched comfort, simplicity and visibility, all with a low cost of ownership.” The all-weather WORKMASTER four-post cab protects from the elements. With an air-ride suspension seat, Bluetooth radio and instructor seat, it’s loaded with comfort features not found on other value cabs. The simple 4WD, 12x12 power shuttle transmission makes operations that require multiple direction changes easy. The emissions system requires no diesel exhaust fluid, no regeneration, and no bulky hood to block visibility. These tractors provide low operating costs with a long 600- hour service interval and 540 RPM PTO that operates at a low engine RPM to conserve fuel.
Right tools for the job
“With their durability, simplicity and convenience,
DuraDisc™ disc mowers are a perfect complement to the WORKMASTER tractors,” says George Rigdon, New Holland Mower Product Marketing Manager. “They’re the fast and effective way to cut hay crops, from grasses and legumes to dry hay and high-moisture hay.” DuraDisc mowers deliver a clean, uniform cut. QuickMax™ knives provide quick and easy knife changes for optimal cut quality and minimal downtime. Quick hitch compatibility on mounted models simplify moving the tractor from one task to the next, such as tedding or raking.
Whether cutting delicate legume crops or grasses, the new
Discbine® 209 and 210 disc mower-conditioners cut crop closely, cleanly and quickly and condition it uniformly for faster dry-down to conserve more tonnage per acre. Providing a smooth, finished cut, the QuickMax™ knife change offers the convenience of speed, taking seconds to change knives, which expertly minimizes downtime. The MowMax™ modular cutterbar, ShockPro™ hubs, which protect the internal cutterbar, and QuickMax™, are joined by a new feature, the advanced up-and-back flotation, which also protects the disc mower as well as crop stubble. Haymakers can choose the gentle conditioning of rubber chevron intermeshing rolls, steel chevron intermeshing rolls (for harvesting long-stem grasses and winter forage crops) or flail conditioning for fast drying of difficult-to-crimp grass crops. Fitted with the latest safety curtains, new crop shields and transporting lighting offer additional safety features.