40 Years of New Holland Round Balers

New Holland Roll-Belt™ Variable Chamber Round Balers: 40 Years of Continuous Development

Over the past 40 years, New Holland has produced over 235,000 roll belt balers, which is testament to their continuing global appeal. In celebration of this significant milestone, all new Roll-Belt models will feature a 40-year decal which will also mark the success of these new models. The latest generation has redefined round baling with advanced roll belt technology that can improve capacity by up to 20% and density by up to 5%. 
New Holland introduced the new Roll-Belt™ variable chamber baler series in 2013, featuring customised feeding systems like the SuperFeed™ and CropCutter™ rotor options. The new ActiveSweep™ crop processing solution offers a further choice to enable tailored baling.
New Holland New Roll-Belt™ Variable Chamber Round Baler: Up To 20% Higher Capacity And 5% Denser Bales
The all-new New Holland Roll-Belt™ variable chamber round balers replace the BR7000 series and deliver capacity increases of up to 20% when compared to the BR7000. With many productivity enhancing features, they will become the preferred choice for livestock operations and custom baler contractors alike. 
"The Roll-Belt baler enables operations to specify the baler that suits their needs. The standard rotor SuperFeed and professional CropCutter variants enable tailored baling.” Stated Greg Moore, New Holland Hay and Harvest Product Specialist. "The all new pick-up, dual density system and endless belt design will deliver significant productivity gains.”
New pick-up and feeder: up to 20% higher capacity
The pick-up has been completely redesigned to boost capacity by up to 20% in silage. Operations can choose between 1.8 and 2 metre configurations. The standard heavy-duty, five solid tine bar pick-up with reinforced rubber tines, which are 10% stiffer laterally and last five times longer, maintain pick-up performance in difficult, uneven and stony terrain. 
The new standard feed assist roll transfers the crop from the pick-up to the rotor whilst simultaneously merging the flow of the crop to ensure that it matches the exact width of the bale chamber. 
The folding castoring gauge wheels make changing from transport to field configuration even simpler. The wheels swing up and round, and are locked in the transport position without ever being removed.   
Customised feeding: SuperFeed™ and CropCutter™ rotor options
To improve baling flexibility, operations can choose between the SuperFeed standard rotor with New Holland’s renowned ‘W’ pattern fingers. The 455mm diameter rotor maintains high throughput of all crops. The CropCutter variant delivers the densest bales, with 15 integrated knives which guarantee the ultimate in fine chopping performance.
DropFloor technology: preventing blockages impacting productivity  
During tight baling windows, stopping to unblock clogged balers wastes valuable seconds. After extensive consultation with farmers, New Holland has introduced ‘DropFloor’ functionality. Operated from the comfort of the cab, when large wedges of crop block the rotor, the floor is simply lowered to provide additional space in the feeding zone and baling can continue.
Never ending super wide belts: reduced losses and improved bale formation
The Roll-Belt baler features four 273mm wide belts which prevent costly losses as well as improving tracking performance. The increased belt stability ensures a large contact area with the crop to improve both reliability and bale formation. Constructed using ultra-modern endless belt technology, these belts are much stronger as there are no joints. This eliminates stretching for uniform bale formation. Furthermore, the belts’ texture has been engineered by design to assist cleaning and to prevent clogged belts for efficient bale formation.
Dual hydraulic density system: increase density by up to 5%
The addition of a second hydraulic density cylinder has increased bale density by up to 5% when compared to the BR7000. The system which has a density cylinder on either side of the chamber provides improved density control, which is ideal for all operations, as uniformly denser bales improve the fermentation profile for more nutritious crops.
Improved net wrapping flexibility and performance
The duckbill net wrapping system is now closer to the actual bale, which means it takes even less time to provide full wrap coverage, thus enabling operations to get back baling even more quickly. Up to two rolls of additional net can be stored on net-only models, with a convenient storage area to the rear of the baler, and the second roll can be stored above the active roll. The industry-leading duckbill net wrapping system now only requires limited power from the in-cab connection, making connecting it to the tractor even simpler.
ISOBUS compatibility
The Roll-Belt baler is fully ISOBUS compatible for single monitor control. This means owners can select the ultra-wide colour touchscreen IntelliView IV or even use the existing monitor in their tractor. The advanced electronics enables operators to control up to four wrap patterns and can memorise up to 20 individual bale count records, perfect for contractors. The state-of-the-art IntelliView™ III colour touchscreen delivers fingertip baler management, and its larger display makes setting up the baler even easier. 
Distinctive styling enhances serviceability and safety
Operator safety was at the heart of the Roll-Belt balers’ design. The distinctive single-piece, self-supporting side shields open wide to facilitate maintenance and they can only be opened using a specific tool to prevent accidental opening during working. The electric power safety cut of switch located on the drawbar enables operators to cut the power to the baler, to ensure it is fully deactivated. This enhances safety when changing the net or when checking for blockages.
Floatation tyres reduce compaction and enhance road transport comfort
The Roll-Belt baler is specified with ultra-wide 500/55/R20 tyres, which increase the infield footprint to reduce compaction when baling silage, essential to protect valuable shoots to facilitate regrowth for subsequent cuts. During high speed road transport these tyres absorb bumps to deliver a smoother, more comfortable ride and prevent potentially dangerous bouncing.
Bale height (minimum-maximum)
Bale width
Minimum PTO horsepower required
Roll-Belt 150
0.90 - 1.5 m
1.2 m
70 hp[CV]
Roll-Belt 180
0.90 - 1.8 m
1.2 m
80 hp[CV]
The new Roll Belt Round Balers are scheduled to make their debut in New Zealand for spring 2014, so don’t delay in securing your new RB baler now.
New Holland is imported in New Zealand by C B Norwood Distributors Ltd.