New Holland BigBaler 1290 High Density Wins the 2020Good Design Award

    New Holland has been honored with the prestigious  Good Design Award in the Industrial Category for its BigBaler 1290 High Density from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

    The Good Design international jury panel of design professionals, leading industry specialists, design journalists, and critics awarded the BigBaler 1290 High Density, which takes a new direction, using effectively advanced design techniques to enhance the efficiency of the ‘engineered’ components. This range, designed for delivering all-out efficiency and productivity, has already received recognition from the industry, having been awarded both an Agritechnica Silver Innovation Medal and a Machine of the Year 2020 award.

    The BigBaler 1290 High Density was one of the product designs selected by the jury from a record number of submissions from the world’s leading manufacturers and industrial and graphic design firms from over 48 countries. The award recognizes the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs produced around the world, and the selection is based on the criteria of quality design of the highest form, function, and aesthetics a standard beyond ordinary consumer products and graphics. As a winner of the award, the BigBaler 1290 High Density will feature in the Good Design Yearbook for 2020-2021.

    Carlo Lambro, New Holland Brand President, commented: “We are honored to receive this prestigious award, which recognizes New Holland’s ability to put innovation at the service of its customers, always pushing the boundaries of productivity and efficiency. The BigBaler 1290 High Density is a winning example of how the collaboration between the CNH Industrial Design Team and our Product Engineering Teams enable New Holland to keep raising the bar on performance to the advantages of our customers. I would like to thank the design teams who developed this exceptional product and our manufacturing team at our Center for Harvesting Excellence in Zedelgem.”

    David Wilkie, CNH Industrial Design Director, added:

    “The design vision for the BigBaler 1290 High Density stems from nature, inspired by the flowing lines of crops as they sway in the fields. It incorporates the  natural flow vision denoted by its sinuous, sleek lines that encapsulate the functionality of the machine and enhance the efficiency of the machine’s components.”

    The New Holland BigBaler 1290 High Density is designed for delivering all-out efficiency and productivity. It produces bales of up to 22% higher density than conventional large square balers, significantly increasing transport and bale handling efficiency.

    The unique patented Loop Master knotting technology ensures best-in-class solid tying and protects both the environment and forage by eliminating twine offcuts. By introducing a loop-style second knot, during an average 10,000-bale season, this system eliminates over six kilometres or 46 kg of twine offcuts.

    The range also introduces the unique SmartShift gearbox, winner of an Agritechnica Silver Innovation Medal, that delivers a soft start-up resulting in greater comfort for the operator and overload protection for the tractor’s driveline.

    Operator comfort is further enhanced with a new intuitive user interface using the large IntelliView  IV  touchscreen display.  A  range of automated features,  such as  IntelliCruise technology,  which automatically adjusts tractor speed in relation to crop throughput, further enhance productivity.

    All the advanced features of the BigBaler 1290 High Density result in outstanding in-field efficiency, with fewer bales per field and more tons transported in each trailer load. In short higher productivity saves time and transport costs.

    The BigBaler 1290 High Density is built at the New Holland Center of Harvesting Excellence in Zedelgem, Belgium, and is the culmination of more than 30 years and over 30,000 large square bales produced to date.

    Chiara De Paoli
    Chiara De Paoli
    Editor at HeavyQuip Magazine and International Operations Manager for V22 Media