New Holland Upgrades Baling System With IntelliSense Technology

New Holland is steering toward autonomous baling with the introduction of IntelliSense Bale Automation. The first technology of its kind, IntelliSense Bale Automation delivers a complete automated baling system.

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“With laser precision and real-time adjustments, the IntelliSense Bale Automation system changes the way we navigate fields.

For large square baling operations, it’s an indispensable asset for their future by improving bale harvesting while helping them meet the operational demands of the evolving agricultural landscape with confidence.”

states Brad Littlefield, precision marketing manager, dairy and livestock segment for New Holland.

Lasering in on Windrows With Precision

At its core, IntelliSense Bale Automation provides operators with a complete automated baling system focused on feed rate and swath guidance. It achieves this by combining two operator-assisted baling modes:

  • SmartSteer swath guidance enables hands-free driving for precise navigation of the tractor and baler along the windrow. It can be turned off and on at any time by the push of a button or movement of the steering wheel.
  • IntelliCruise II adjusts tractor speed based on the material feed rate into the baler. The operator sets the number of slices per bale target and maximum speed limit, and the baler continuously adjusts the forward speed to achieve the bale slice target.

IntelliSense Bale Automation relies on LiDAR technology to calculate distance based on reflections from the windrow. The LiDAR measures swath cross-section and speed input to prevent overloads and forecast swath changes by detecting 19-26 feet ahead of the tractor, even in low-light or nighttime conditions. The processor determines swath position and shape, relaying this information to the tractor’s ISOBUS steering.

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Four Fenceposts Driving Profitability in the Field

With the IntelliSense Bale Automation system, New Holland aims to increase four elements critical to operations and operators: baling productivity, bale quality, fuel efficiency and operator comfort.

Increased baling productivity

The system increases operational productivity by ensuring constant high capacity without exceeding the limit. Baler blockages are prevented, ensuring continuous workflow and maximizing production time.

Improved bale quality

Bale quality is elevated by the system’s ability to eliminate crop leftovers. It also helps maintain a uniform bale shape through regular chamber filling and consistent weight to achieve a standardized bale weight at the desired target level.

Reduced fuel consumption

IntelliSense improves fuel efficiency by optimizing throughputs to reduce fuel consumption while ensuring the tractor operates at peak performance.

Enhanced operator comfort

The system prioritizes operator comfort and ease of use. Less experienced operators can maximize their output with automated guidance and feed rate control. IntelliSense’s LiDAR Technology reduces fatigue during long harvesting days and improves efficiency in low-light environments.

“The IntelliSense Bale Automation system is not only focused on output and the bottom line but stands out for its prioritization of operator well-being and safety.

At the heart of our design is a commitment to putting operators first and creating technology that addresses their most important needs for a seamless and productive experience.”

affirms Littlefield.

Source: New Holland

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