New RB565 HD Round Baler from Case IH Handles Dry and Wet Hay

Meeting high-efficiency hay production standards with simplicity

Case IH RB565 HD round baler
The RB565 Premium HD round baler is the newest addition to the Case IH round baler lineup, and possibly the most impressive, featuring the flexibility to bale a full range of crops. Outfitted with components for efficiently handling wet hay, this is an all-purpose, multicrop baler. High-efficiency hay production is the ultimate goal that is being met with this new powerhouse of a machine.


“More and more producers are baling wet hay due to shorter production windows and added feed value. To accommodate those customers wanting to produce baleage in a 5x6 bale, we added the proven, robust design of our 4-foot silage baler to our 5-foot baler with some additional features.”
- Brian Spencer, Case IH hay and forage marketing manager.

New round baler features

Building on the robust design, larger platform and improved bale-ejection system of the RB5 series, RB565 Premium HD round balers help to achieve higher bale density with the following enhancements:

•    Higher torque load on the cutout clutch

•    Larger main gearbox with heavier output shaft

•    Larger main drive chain and sprockets

•    Larger roll drive chains

•    Dual chopping rolls in the tailgate and sledge areas to prevent crop buildup

•    Neoprene-covered backwrap roll

•    Factory-installed moisture sensor option

•    Endless belts with 3-year/15,000-bale warranty

SOBUS Class 3 technology boosts round baler productivity

The RB565 Premium HD round balers can be equipped with ISOBUS Class 3 Tractor and Baler Automation. Paired with a Puma® or Maxxum® tractor featuring a CVXDrive™ continuously variable, PowerDrive powershift or ActiveDrive 8 dual-clutch transmission, this system controls the tractor stop, bale wrap and bale-eject functions without operator input. Operators can take advantage of ISOBUS Class 3 controls to automatically stop the tractor when the target bale size is reached. From there, net wrap is automatically applied. When the wrap cycle is complete, the baler tailgate raises and lowers automatically to eject each wrapped bale. Once the completed bale is ejected, the operator can simply move the tractor shuttle lever to the forward position and go.

“When hay-making windows open, baler automation can help reduce bale cycle time, minimize operator stress and increase productivity, even with a less-experienced operator. Case IH strives to deliver equipment with the technology necessary to make the highest-quality hay.”
- Spencer
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