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Introducing Case IH: Revolutionizing Hay Production with LiDAR Technology

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  • Case IH has introduced LiDAR technology to its large square balers, offering automation and improved productivity for hay producers.
  • The automation kit connects with select Case IH tractors and is designed for hands-free efficiency, maximizing throughput and delivering consistent, high-quality bales regardless of operator experience level.
  • The LiDAR-based swath analysis measures the position and size of windrows, adjusting the speed and steering of the tractor to increase runtime and avoid blockages and overfilling.
  • The technology also allows for remote monitoring of field performance and tractor diagnostics during baling.
  • Baler Automation is compatible with select Case IH models from 2020 to 2024 and offers a range of solutions for hay producers.

Case IH has unveiled its new Baler Automation system, bringing LiDAR technology to large square balers and offering automation and improved productivity for hay producers. The automation kit, which can be installed by dealers, connects seamlessly with select Class 3 ISOBUS Puma, Optum, and Magnum tractors. Designed for hands-free efficiency, the system maximizes throughput and delivers consistent, high-quality bales regardless of the operator’s experience level.

The Baler Automation system is the industry’s first to incorporate LiDAR technology, which uses laser pulses to measure the position and size of windrows. This information is used to adjust the speed and steering of the tractor, allowing for maximum throughput without overloading the baler. The system is particularly useful for baling with crooked windrows and inconsistent widths and heights. The automatic adjustments in steering and speed ensure that the bales are consistent and the baler is running at peak performance, avoiding blockages and overfilling.

In addition to improved efficiency and productivity, the Baler Automation system also allows for remote monitoring of field performance and tractor diagnostics during baling. This can help hay producers track and monitor their operations, ensuring optimal performance and identifying any issues that may arise. Producers can also secure records for review after harvest, providing valuable insights for future planning and decision making.

The Baler Automation system is compatible with select HD models from 2020 to 2024 and XL models from 2022 to 2024. Case IH offers a range of hay-system solutions in 2024, including advanced equipment and an app that streamlines invoicing processes for custom hay producers.

To learn more about the full system solutions from Case IH, visit their official website.

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