Features Roll Belt 450 available from Hines Equipment Co., NC
THE BREAD AND BUTTER OF HAYMAKING OPERATIONS
The Roll-Belt 450 and Roll-Belt 460 are the backbone of countless haymaking operations. From basic baling to crop cutting, there’s a four-foot baler to fit the needs of your operation.
EXCLUSIVE BALE-SLICE™ SYSTEM (ROLL-BELT™ 450)
For denser bales that are simple to feed and easier for livestock to digest, select the exclusive New Holland Bale-Slice system. The replaceable knives featured on this system enter the bale after its core is formed to produce an average cut of six-inches in length. How much of the bale is cut to the outside surface is up to you. The outcome? Bales that are 14% more dense than unsliced bales. According to a Bale-Slice study, slicing bales with this system can lead to an increase in average daily weight gain in yearling heifers of 23%.
SUPERFEED™ ROTARY FEEDING SYSTEM OPTION
If you’re looking for a baler with the capacity of a rotary feeder and a drop floor for easy unplugging, but don’t need the ability to cut crop, then the SuperFeed™ option is right for you. You can take in dry hay, silage crops, and straw with ease because of the large, 18-inch-diameter rotor that’s similar to the one found in CropCutter™ balers. Single-point feeder tines are arranged in a “W” pattern on a rotor shaft for uniform feeding from the pickup to the bale chamber.
For basic, no-frills baling look no further than Roll-Belt 450 and 460 Dry Hay models. Two versions are available for each model: with a 1.5M SuperSweep™ pickup or a 1.8M ActiveSweep™ pickup.
TOP-PERFORMING SILAGE SPECIAL VERSIONS
Silage Special versions are designed to effectively bale crops at high moisture to create quality silage bales. Make no mistake: you can still bale in dry hay conditions, too. Silage Special balers come standard with:
- Dual-cam pickups for increased durability in heavy crops
- Endless belts for lower maintenance and superior performance
- In-feed discs to reduce power consumption
- Looped tailgate rolls, scrapers, and rubber back wrap roll to eliminate crop buildup.
CROPCUTTER ROTARY CUTTING SYSTEM
To maximize your baling output and bale density, choose the CropCutter rotary cutting system. In contrast to Bale-Slice, this system cuts crop during the entire formation of the bale, as opposed to after the core is formed. The 15 knives can be resharpened and replaced, and can process crop into two-and-a-half-inch lengths from the core to the outer edge of the bale. Cut crop packs into a bale more tightly. A denser silage or high-moisture bale leads to greater fermentation and less spoilage. For bedding materials, this cutting process increases absorbency and makes bales easier to shake apart. For dry hay or bedding that is stored outside, this additional density creates bales that shed water and draw in less moisture from the ground, aiding in greatly reducing spoilage. A spring-loaded protection system on each knife helps prevent damage from foreign matter. In the event that debris or a crop plug enters the baler, the standard drop floor provides you with an easy method for fast removal.
A number of different pickups are available to meet your needs. From classic pickups in dry hay to professional-grade pickups to meet the high-capacity demands of the industry-leading CropCutter baler, none of our pickups leave your important crop behind.
Roll-Belt 450 and 460 balers equipped with the CropCutter rotary cutter option receive a pickup that’s suitable for a professional, full-time farmer or custom operator who demands the most out of their baler. This 2.07M-wide pickup has five solid-steel tine bars that are segmented for quicker, more cost-effective replacement should service be required. Four, double-plate reel spiders provide excellent support in the heaviest crop feeding, and 160, six millimeter, curved, rubber-mounted tines provide the utmost durability for this professional-grade pickup.
If the SuperFeed option is selected, a heavy-duty 1.8M-wide pickup is featured on the baler. This pickup has five steel tine bars that are pinned in the center for easier servicing. Mounted on the tine bars are 140, six millimeter, curved, rubber-mounted tines. Three, double-plate reel spiders provide support for optimal crop feeding.
The 1.8M ActiveSweep pickups are also available on 450 and 460 dry hay and silage balers, as well as 450 Bale-Slice balers. Like the pickups found on 560 models, you can select between heavy-duty or standard-duty pickup reels. Heavy-duty reels feature three double-plate reel spiders that hold five solid steel tine bars with 140 rubber-mounted teeth in total. Standard-duty reels come with three, single-plate spiders affixed to four tine bars with steel coil, curved, double tines, providing 112 tines in total. Regardless of which version you choose, both reels are pinned in the center for easy serviceability.
For customers desiring a proven pickup, select the 1.5M SuperSweep pickup on dry hay and silage models. This four-bar pickup has 96 curved, shot-peened, steel tines that are suitable for picking up fine, short-stemmed crops.
Two windguard styles are featured: tine style and a roller style. For dry hay applications, the economical tine option performs well. For silage hay, straw, or any crop in high volume, the roller windguard is an excellent choice as it provides better control of springy crops as it feeds into the baler. For even greater crop feeding control on SuperFeed and CropCutter balers, partner a top-assist feedroll (shown) with the roller windguard.
CUT-OUT CLUTCH FOR ADDED PROTECTION
With balers equipped with either a SuperFeed or CropCutter rotary system, you have the choice between a 540 or 1,000 RPM gearbox with a cut-out clutch for overload protection.