New Holland is marking its 75 years selling small square balers in Australia with the release of a new model, the BC5070 Hayliner.
The company will also release a limited edition for all model year 2021 small square balers.
The first hay baling equipment was invented in the late 1800s.
While the first New Holland baler Model 75 arrived in Australia under a war-time government lending lease in 1945, the foundations for New Holland Australia started the next year when Doring Implements, Dandenong, Victoria, imported and sold six Model 76 balers.
By the end of 1949 more than 60 Model 76 balers had been sold around the nation.
In the early 1950s New Holland released the Model 77 baler and about 175 balers were sold during the next three years.
In the mid-1950s New Holland started manufacturing products in Australia including small square balers.
Local production peaked in 1967 with 1275 Model S69 and Model 281 produced with a market share of 60 per cent.
New Holland now manufactures its balers in New Holland, Pennsylvania, the US.
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The new BC5070 Hayliner is aimed at large-scale contractors and commercial operators.
The Hayliner has an additional 300mm length bale chamber, thicker chamber walls and a four-way hydroformatic bale density system to produce consistent bale weights and bale lengths.
The baler also offers larger tyre configuration and larger twine storage capacity.
New Holland product segment manager for fodder conservation Sune Nielsen said the release of the 5070 Hayliner would add a new chapter to the company's long history in Australia.
"The limited addition model year 2021 small square balers will be marked with special anniversary decals," he said.
"The unique design principle has not changed too much over the decades, the side delivery pickup offers many advantages, visibility over the pickup and feed rate is most important to maintain a consistent flow of material into the bale chamber."