KUBOTA BV4580 BALER
Kubota’s new BV4580 Premium and PremNet round balers tout a durable design for putting up quality 5-by-6-foot bales under demanding field conditions. Standard features include a hydraulic pickup lift, roller wind guard and silage scraper kit. The company’s EasyFeed rotary feeding system allows the crop to flow across the entire width of the bale chamber, improving intake and capacity. The BV4580 balers feature a five-bar, 86-inch pickup, with a low profile design and closely spaced tines to pick up even the shortest crop. Learn more at kubota.com or call 888-458-2682.
KUBOTA ROLLER CONDITIONER
The new DMC8540R roller conditioner from Kubota has the ability to gently and effectively condition the crop. Equipped with a center-pivot drawbar for mowing both to the right and the left side of the tractor, the design allows operators to mow in one continuous pattern, saving time. Rubber rollers made with durable polyurethane with a steel core ensure the rollers will stay straight and not twist out of shape. The spring-controlled pressure exerted between the two rollers guarantees uniform conditioning intensity, no matter the volume. Learn more by calling 888-458-2682 or visit kubota.com.
KUBOTA 100 AND 200 SERIES WHEEL RAKES
Kubota’s new 100 and 200 series cart-style wheel hay rakes are perfect for tough field conditions with high volume capacity to prevent the frustration of plugging. With 100 series rakes available in eight- and 10-wheel rakes and 200 series rakes in 10- and 12-wheel rakes, they make a machine for all of your needs. The rakes have steel wheels and can be optionally equipped with single or dual kicker wheels and an optional lighting kit. RA212CR, the largest of the new rakes, is priced starting at $7,895. Get more information by calling 888-458-2682 or visit kubota.com.
ROWSE HAY RAKE
Rowse Hydraulic Rakes Co., based in Burwell, Neb., now offers a new line of V-Rakes that are heavy-duty and virtually maintenance-free. Available in 12- to 20-wheel models, the Rowse V-Rake offers hydraulically adjustable windrow widths that ensure optimum operating rates. Larger models feature a flexible frame for clean, uniform raking across uneven ground. Plus, the center hub holding the tines is much heavier. This rake is also available with rubber-mounted teeth. You can get all the details at rowserakes.com or call 800-445-9202.
POTTINGER 3-SECTION HAY MOWER
The Pottinger A10 is three mowers in one. One mounts in front of the tractor, with two on either side behind, providing a total cutting width of 33 feet. Pottinger, relatively new to the U.S. but not to Europe, produces mowers that don’t condition, mowers that condition with rollers, and mowers that condition hay with tines. List price for this Pottinger model A10 triple mower is $110,000. Poettinger U.S. Inc. is based in Valparaiso, Ind. Call 219-510-5534 or poettinger.us.
DEERE 0 SERIES ROUND BALER
The first North-American built precutter for a baler and the industry’s first 5-foot precutter baler will be available when the John Deere 0 series round balers launch in 2018. Deere says the emphasis in developing this new series was improving hay pickup and overall baling speed and productivity. The 560R with precutter shown features the MegaWide HC2 feed system for faster hay intake and processing. List price with precutter is $84,000. Visit deere.com.
CLAAS JAGUAR FORAGE HARVESTER
Here’s where the power is generated and the action happens on the Claas Jaguar forage harvester. New for 2018 are several features that help this power plant be more efficient, including an optional new front axle that helps on hilly terrain, optional duals, a rear auto-fill option with 3-D camera so you can fill a truck behind you, and an optional cab upgrade for quieter operation, complete with optional refrigerator. Visit claasofamerica.com.
CLAAS PU 300 HAY PICKUP FOR FORAGE HARVESTER
Claas introduces the PU380 and PU300 hay pick-ups for forage harvesters. The PU380 features a 12.5 foot head with active lateral contour motion. Sensors provide fast reaction of the head to the contour of the ground, which prevents possible digging. The PU300 is a 10-foot model without this feature. Both models offer an optional new 3-speed gear box and a standard stronger clutch outside the gearbox compared to earlier models. Visit claasofamerica.com.
CLAAS ROLLANT 620 BALER
Claas introduces the Rollant 620 Feed Rake big round baler, which makes 4-by-5-foot bales. It features a 71-inch-wide pickup with four tine rows and 24 tines per bar. Hydraulic lift is standard, and the feed rake features 17 ribbed steel compaction rollers. This baler also includes automatic dual-twine wrapping with storage capacity for six spools. The operator has full control with the Claas Operator terminal or any ISOBUS-compatible VT. Visit claasofamerica.com.
CLAAS DISCO MOWER
The Disco 3600 RC mower from Claas has a working width of 11 feet, 2 inches, and features the Max Cut cutterbar, plus a unique wave design that produces a tunnel effect during mowing. It also features quick knife changes without any tools required. It comes lifetime-lubricated and has Active Float flotation built in. It’s also equipped with the Safety Link shear hub and provides the best cut at only 850 PTO rpm. A handy parking stand is available. Visit claasofamerica.com.
CLAAS LINER 18800 TWIN RAKE
The Liner 1800 Twin model hay rake from Claas should be a good fit for many operations, where making hay efficiently is important. The 1800 Twin has a working width of 24 foot, 5 inches if you’re making one swath or 27 foot, 7 inches if it’s a double swath. This rake features 12 tine arms per rotor. It’s joined in the series by the Liner 1700 Twin, which has a slightly smaller working width, and by the Liner 1900, with a single working width of 26 feet, 5 inches. Visit classofamerica.com.
NEW HOLLAND BIG BALER PLUS
The new BigBaler Plus lives up to its name by producing 10% denser bales. Higher bale density means fewer bales and less handling, storage and transportation costs. It features a longer bale chamber than previous models. BigBaler Plus balers are equipped with a MaxiSweep pickup to maximize speed and the ability to create dense, well-shaped bales. The list price for the Big Baler Plus is $170,000. For more information, contact your local New Holland dealer or visit newholland.com/na.
NH RF SERIES UTILITY BALERS
Looking for a simple, get-the-job done baler? New Holland’s new RF Series Fixed Chamber Round Balers are designed for ease of use. The RF440 and RF450 produce 4-by-4-foot and 4-by-5-foot bales, respectively. The RF440 Utility chamber uses one floor roll, while the RF450 Utility uses two floor rolls, and both models feature a chain and slat system to form the bale. The RF450 SuperFeed model has a 4-by-5 bale chamber design with seven rolls and a 29-slat chain. The list price for the RF440 is $27,000. For more information, contact your local New Holland dealer or visit newholland.com/na.
AGCO SELF-PROPELLED WINDROWER
More horsepower and capacity is what you will find with the WR9900 Series Self-Propelled Windrowers from Hesston by Massey Ferguson. The new 265-hp model WR9980 offers a boost in power that can harvest even the thickest grass or winter forage. Equipped with the Agco Power 7.4L six-cylinder diesel engine, it is the most powerful windrower in the Agco lineup. A new hydraulic system delivers 20% increase in available flow to the 16-foot headers. For more information on the WR9980, contact Agco, Duluth, Ga., at 770-813-9200 or visit agcocorp.com.
MCHALE CONTINUOUS BALER
Getting the most out of your forage field is the goal of McHale. The company already brought the variable chamber bale wrapper that makes hay bales and wraps them all in the baler. Now the company is improving the belt system to make picking up more leaves in the field. The single belt system offers a gentler pick up and transfer allowing less leaves to pass through. Need more information? Visit McHale, Mayo, Ireland, at mchale.net.
MF 2370 ULTRA-HIGH-DENSITY BALER
Agco introduces the Massey Ferguson 2370 ultra-high-density large square baler. It’s the industry’s first and only Class 8 large square baler and a 2018 AE50 award winner. The baler is a completely new machine made by baler specialist Hesston, which is one of Massey’s partner companies. The baler creates heavy, dense grass hay bales, and works well in hard-to-bale crop residue as pictured in this wheat field in Somerton, Ariz. Visit masseyferguson.us.