Krone North America presents the latest innovation in large square balers, the BiG Pack 1290 HDP II. This generation of large square balers from Krone increases the throughput by 50% more bales and the density by up to 10% more, when compared to the BiG Pack 1290 HDP. In order to achieve additional throughput and density the HDP II had many components upgraded, from the Active Pick-Up to the eight double knotters.
The flywheel has been increased to 1,340 lbs and the intermediate gearbox speed has increased to improve the baler's performance, as well as ensuring quite operation. The Active Pickup is standard on the HDP II, which includes a crop roller and mechanical feed roller. The Active Pick-Up handles wide windrows, short crops, dry crops and other challenging baling conditions extremely well.
The updated Variable Filling System (VFS) now has three reinforced packer arms and a feeder arm. The arms have increased in size, and the size of the ball bearings in the cam track are now larger. The overall size of the VFS has also increased by 18% when compared to the BiG Pack 1290 HDP. The updates made to the VFS increase the HDP II's capacity greatly.
Greater bale density is accomplished by a combination of upgrades to the HDP II. There are now six hydraulic cylinders adding resistance to the bale chamber. Two cylinders are located on each side of the chamber and two cylinders are on the top. This baler also features a world first eight double knotters.
The new double knotters feature an ultra slim design that uses 20% less space than existing knotters. This patented solution allows eight knotters to be used on the HDP II, which will tie bales up to 10% denser without decreasing baling speed. If the goal is to increase baling speed, the eight knotter system can deliver dependable ties at the same bale densities with an increased ground speed of 50%. While greater bale density and speed are achieved, bale shape is never compromised. An intergraded bale scale is a standard feature on the baler to quickly record each bale weight.
This baler has the capacity to hold 54 balls of twine. For easy access to the twine box, the HDP II features a patented twine box that is hydraulically lowered to allow for convenient access for filling twine, cleaning and maintenance.
Krone North America, Inc. is an industry leader in hay and forage equipment. Their innovative line-up includes disc mowers, disc mower conditioners, tedders, rotary rakes, round balers, BiG Pack large square balers, BiG M self-propelled mower conditioners and BiG X forage harvesters. To learn more about Krone and their products, visit www.krone-na.com.