Case IH has launched a high-density version of its LB 424 big square baler, with the XLD cramming 10% more material into the same 120x70cm package as the standard XL model.
That is largely thanks to a reinforced plunger that provides 27% more compression force, as well as perpendicular V-shaped supports made from thicker steel (8mm) and a beefed-up bale chamber with Hardox plates in areas susceptible to wear.
Like the XL, spec options on the XLD include “feed rate control” to automatically adjust the tractor speed to suit the size of the swath, plus bale weight, volume and moisture measurements through the AFS Connect system.
Similarly, both use TwinePro knotters, which eliminate twine offcuts, and they have automatic greasing, centralised lubrication and storage for 32 balls of string.
The LB 424 XLD is available as a “Packer” for £168,672 or Rotor “Cutter” for £202,167.
Alternatively, Case offers the 80x70cm LB 324 XL, 80x90cm LB 334 XL and the 120x90cm LB 434 XL.