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Case has upgraded its RB 344 fixed chamber round baler to increase its versatility and performance. Upgrade for fixed chamber round baler

Case has upgraded its RB 344 fixed chamber round baler to increase its versatility and performance.

The baler produces 120cm x 125cm bales. The upgraded machine adds a host of design and performance features to the best elements of the previous model. Case IH says it handles all baling tasks with ease.

Product marketing manager Michal Jankowski said: “The new version of this very popular, highly effective baler has a modern, visually striking design in keeping with our other products.”

Two models are available from dealers: the RB 344 F Rotor Feeder and RB 344 R Rotor Cutter. Both work comfortably behind tractors of less than 80hp, said Mr  Jankowski.

The most obvious design feature is a side shield which incorporates a robust metal frame, top hinges and gas strut supports. Opening wide for easy access for service and maintenance, it also protects spare rolls of net wrap stored on the machine.”

Better appearance

Rubber bumpers on both sides of the tailgate’s frame ensure it closes smoothly and quietly, while the wiring harness now runs inside the bull bar and front lights have been repositioned for a better appearance.

Behind its new panelling, the RB 344 introduces a host of mechanical improvements. Bearings which support the main drive, stripper roll, and drive side rotor have been upgraded with highly efficient seals that prevent dust contamination.

The stripper roll, bale chamber, floor roll and pick-up, for example, are now driven by high-quality drive chains with chromized pins and hardened plates that have a longer life cycle and reduce maintenance costs.

Equipped with closely spaced steel tines and guards, the 2m pick-up collects the crop and delivers it in a continuous flow to the feeder and bale chamber. Bale specifications can be adjusted or monitored from the tractor seat.