New Holland BigBaler 230 Plus

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The MaxiSweep™ pickup is designed to give you unsurpassed performance. Flare-to-flare width ranges from 77.5 inches on the BigBaler 230 Plus and 330 Plus Standard to 92.6 inches on the BigBaler 340 Plus CropCutter™ model.

This industry-exclusive design works to maintain crop flow into the augers. Material can even enter from the sides, especially important when picking up crop material at the edge of over-width windrows. The industry secret—top-undershot and bottom-overshot augers work in conjunction with the integrated crop flares to maintain constant, fast crop flows when negotiating curved windrows or slicing through overlapping end rows. Space between the end of the crop flare and outside tines is minimal to prevent crop from being missed.

The roller windguard is a standard feature. It rides the contour of the windrow on spring suspension to compress the windrow as it enters the pickup for increased throughput and better flow in extra-heavy windrows. Another standard feature is the full-width feed assist roller. Combined with the counter-rotating augers, it maintains constant and fast crop flow in the packer or rotor – a key component of continuous and high-capacity feeding.

Adjusting pickup flotation is quick with no tools required. The spring-loaded suspension system maintains the pickup contact with the ground, even in rough, uneven terrain at high speeds. Spring-loaded gauge wheel adjustment means no tools required and nothing gets lost.

Longer and thicker pickup tines are more durable and effective. Strong 2-mm profiled pickup guards with welded tine bar supports, as well as stronger cam and cam bearings increase durability and pickup performance. Thick frame and side sheets increase rigidity—important when operating at higher speeds, driving over pivot tracks and uneven terrain.

The factory-fitted castering gauge wheel option allows the pickup to follow the ground when following curvy windrows and during turn-rows. A heavy-duty turf tire option is available from the factory.


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 109
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)