New Holland Big Baler 230

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With baling speeds of up to 110 bales/hour, BigBalers get you done baling more quickly—when the crop is ready. Gearbox speed is a fast 48 strokes per minute, with matching high speeds for the pickup, stuffer and plunger to deliver a 20% increase in baling capacity and a 5% increase in bale density compared to previous models. With the high-capacity MaxiSweep™ pickup, matched-width feeding, and New Holland’s proven pre-compression system, it all adds up to the highest-capacity New Holland balers ever. It’s easy to see why New Holland BigBalers are the number one large square balers sold worldwide for 25 years running!

While the BigBaler 330 and BigBaler 340 produce bales measuring 3’x3’x8’ and 3’x4’x8’ respectively, the NEW BigBaler 230 produces a smaller, lighter 2’x3’x8’ bale for easier handling on dairy and livestock farms. The BigBaler 230 is available in standard and packer cutter configurations.

BigBalers are built to handle capacity. The huge 30.5 – 37.4 (depending on model) flywheel reduces driveline stress when baling uneven swaths. The heavier PTO driveline is durable enough to handle up to 40% more peak torque than previous models. The strong triple reduction main drive gearbox and rugged frame add to overall BigBaler durability.

It’s a competitive market and New Holland BigBalers are designed to make superior, square, dense bales every time with no excuses. The industry-leading pre-compression chamber ensures perfect flake formation, and the three-way density system builds solid bales. SmartFill™ bale flake formation indicators provide real-time feedback to ensure consistent performance in any windrow or field condition.

The slim BigBaler hitch design saves you time and fuel on every headland turn. The sculpted body and pivoting PTO make tight turns a reality. The addition of optional AutoSteer™ tandem axles can enhance the turning of the baler, limiting crown damage and soil disturbance.

Choose the axle to match your terrain – the single axle, standard steerable AutoSteer™ tandem axle or large-wheel steerable AutoSteer™ tandem axle with 22.5-inch flotation tires for low soil pressures and higher field speed.


BigBaler 230
Bale dimensions
Width in. (mm) 31.5 (800)
Height in. (mm) 27.6 (700)
Maximum length in. (mm) 108 (3000)
Tractor requirements
Minimum PTO power hp 102
PTO speed rpm 1000
Hydraulic remotes
Single axle 2
Tandem Axle 2
Main drive
Protection Shearbolt, overrunning clutch and slip clutch
Flywheel weight lbs. (kg) 538 (244)
MaxiSweep™ pick-up
Width-flare to flare in. (mm) 77.5 (1968)
Width-tine to tine in. (mm) 70.2 (1782)
Flotation Adjustable spring
Hydraulic pick-up lift Standard
Gauge wheels 15 X 6.00-6-4ply 2
Pick-up protection Slip clutch
Torque Setting ft. lbs. (Nm) 1069 (1450)
Rotor cutter pickup cut out clutch ft. lbs. (Nm)
High performance rotor stop
CropCutter™ system
Abrasion resistant knife options
Knife distance in. (mm)
Knife removal
Knife activation, in - out
Knife protection
Feeding system
Feeder 2 packer forks 6 single tines
Feeder protection Slip clutch
Stuffer Fork type with 4 tines
Stuffer protection Shearbolt
Pre-compression chamber, volume ft.³ (m³) 8.8 (0.25)
Speed strokes/min 48
Length of stroke in. (mm) 28 (710)
Tying system
Type Double knot type
Number of twines 4
Knotter fan type Electric
Knotter fan number 2
Knotter function alert IntelliView™ monitor controlled
Knotter lubrication Automatic greasing
Twine ball capacity 32
Bale density system
Proportional 3-way control IntelliView™ monitor controlled
Manual override Standard
Electronic control system
ISO 11783 connection ready Standard
IntelliView™ III touch screen color monitor Optional
IntelliView™ IV touch screen color monitor Optional
Single axle. 600/55X22.5 12 PR or 700/40X22.5 16 PR
Tandem axle with Auto-Steer™ 500/50X17 14 PR
Large wheeled tandem axle with Auto-Steer™ 550/45XR22.5
Baler dimensions
Length chute closed (single piece) in. (mm) 294.4 (7477)
Width (single axle 600/55X22.5 12PR tires) in. (mm) 101.1 (2568)
Width (single axle 700/40XR22.5 16 PR tires) in. (mm) 102.5 (2604)
Width (tandem axle 500/50X17 14PR tires) in. (mm) 94.4 (2398)
Width (large wheeled tandem axle 550/45XR22.5 tires) in. (mm) 98.1 (2492)
Width (large wheeled tandem axle 620/50XR22.5 tires) in. (mm)
Height (single axle) in. (mm) 123.3 (3133)
Height (tandem axle) in. (mm) 123.3 (3133)


WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including engine exhaust (including diesel engine exhaust when equipped), lead and lead compounds, mineral oils, soots, phthalates, and carbon monoxide which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.