New Case IH RB565 baler capable of silage and dry hay operation
Written By Scott Garvey, Grainews Machinery Editor.
According to Case IH, the new RB565 Premium HD round baler is designed for the “ultimate crop flexibility,” which means it’s capable of being used to put up wet silage bales as well as dry hay and straw.
“The RB565 Premium HD round baler is equipped with components to efficiently handle wet hay making in an all-purpose, multi-crop baler,” reads the company’s press release.
“More and more producers are baling wet hay due to shorter production windows and added feed value,” said Brian Spencer, Case IH hay and forage marketing manager, in that announcement. “To accommodate those customers wanting to produce baleage in a 5×6 bale, we added the proven, robust design of our four-foot silage baler to our five-foot baler with some additional features.”
The RB565 builds on the larger platform used in the RB5 series and includes its improved bale-ejection system. Aside from that, the 565 includes a number of enhancements to handle all those different haying options.
The cutout load on the clutch has been increased to allow it to handle higher torque loads. That means it also gets a larger main gearbox and heavier output shaft along with larger main drive chain and sprockets…
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