Feb. 21, 2020 11:19 AM

New models include 3- and 5-bale horizontal accumulators and 3-bale vertical accumulator

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To provide more options for livestock producers, Case IH is adding a lineup of large square baler accumulators to its hay and forage equipment portfolio. Designed for simplicity and handling of a variety of bale sizes and conditions, the new Case IH large square baler accumulator is fully automatic, providing peace of mind so operators can concentrate on the baling process and not bales on deck. The Case IH accumulator is available in horizontal and vertical models, creating neatly placed groups of bales ready for pickup.

“In efforts to save time, money and increase productivity, we continue to see producers looking for ways to streamline their operations,” said Brian Spencer, Case IH senior marketing manager. “Using an accumulator to pre-package and dump multiple uniform bales helps producers streamline their operation by reducing the number of trips needed across their fields, ultimately saving money on fuel, time, and equipment wear and tear.”

The new accumulator requires no daily maintenance and is compatible with closed-center, open-center, and closed-center load sensing hydraulic systems. When the accumulator reaches capacity, the bales are automatically ejected off the deck and ready for handling. An in-cab monitor allows the operator to see how many bales are on deck and to manually eject bales at any time should the need arise.

The Case IH large square baler accumulator reduces loading time by up to 50% and collects up to five bales, depending on the model, and automatically groups bales in the desired dump pattern — stacked or horizontal. It is available in four models to meet various bale sizes and horizontal or vertical stacking requirements. For horizontal stacking, a standard three-bale accumulator is available in two models: the AC3108 for 3x3 bales and the AC4108 for 4x3 bales. For larger operations, there is now a five-bale accumulator option: the AC5150. For vertical stacking needs, the VS1208 stacks three 4-foot-wide bales neatly for easy loading.

In addition to adding a lineup of large square baler accumulators to its equipment portfolio, Case IH is making updates to its large square baler models available on new Model Year 2020 balers. The TwinePro™ knotter ensures the perfect finish for bales with the addition of a second loop knot, improving the knot strength by up to 30%. Bale density may be increased by using the same twine, or current bale density may be maintained by using lower-strength twine. The new knotting technique eliminates the twine off cuts, making a more environmentally friendly baler. With previous baler models, a producer creates upward of 9,800 feet of off cuts per year.

For more information, visit your local Case IH dealer or www.caseih.com.