No matter what they are made of (and for), big bales all have something in common: they need to be tightly-packed for more efficient handling and storage. Quality of bales is at the heart of baling excellence and knotting technology is key to preserve bale density and integrity during handling and transport.

New Holland has been pioneering double-knot technology for over 30 years, and based on this experience is now launching an exclusive improvement: the new patented Loop Master™ Knotter which will be introduced on all BigBaler models.

Large Square Baler customers seek maximum productivity, high density, a reliable knotter system and low cost per bale. The knotter is a key component in the baling process. The New Holland LoopMaster Knotter fulfills these requests and sets a new standard in the industry.

Zero twine offcuts left on the bales or in the field

The loop-knotting process eliminates offcuts left loose on the bale (so improving forage quality) and in the field (so reducing environmental impact): in one season on 10.000 bales produced, we estimate the elimination of close to 6 kilometers worth of twine offcuts per season, which are normally left to pollute the ground and crop.

Even stronger knots with higher tensile strength

The Loop Master™ allow the twine to retain 15% higher twine strength – and this translates into efficient baling and considerable productivity benefit. Furthermore it reduce the twine cost for our customers by using a lower grade of twine to keep the bales together.

“A strong, reliable knotter paired with clean crop: at New Holland we are extremely pleased to have fulfilled this request coming from our customers.” says Felix Ramuenke, Global Product Manager for Large Square Balers at New Holland Agriculture. “The new LoopMaster knotter substantially reduces the risk of twine snapping or knots untying, that can cause a lot of trouble to the operator – at the same time it maintains the most appreciated features of our industry-leading double-knot system, higher bale density with lower knotting strain and unparalleled packaging performance. Furthermore our customers & the environment benefit from the elimination of twine offcuts left on the bale or across the field”.