Integrating hay preservative applications and AFS technology

Posted on 11/04/2014 in AFS, Featured, General, Maintenance.


Hay preservative application is easier and more precise than ever, with the new 600 Series Automatic Applicator system for Case IH large square balers. The all-new system integrates seamlessly with the baler’s electronic controller and the tractor’s Case IH Advanced Farming Systems® (AFS) display, for highly efficient and precise application of hay preservative, without the need for a separate monitor in the cab.

The new 600 Series Automatic Applicator system accurately senses moisture on the go and adjusts the application of preservative every three seconds to match the condition of the hay. This precision lets producers apply the exact amount of preservative that’s needed to keep the crop in great condition without wasting product.

The application system uses sensors that directly interface with the baler and tractor to determine hay moisture content, speed of baling (tonnage), how much preservative is being applied and total tons baled. This information is displayed on the tractor cab’s AFS Pro 300 or Pro 700 monitor.

The system can store up to 300 job records by field, including the date and time of baling, number of tons baled, product used and overall moisture levels. Within those job records, the system also can store up to 33,000 individual bale records. Records can be downloaded via a USB port for easy and efficient access to crucial bale data.

The system also has the capacity for add-on features such as Case IH ProID™ bale taggers, dye sprayers, bale weight information and GPS yield mapping.