Case IH RB455A Round Baler

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Key Features of the RB455A Round Baler

  • Customized bales — easily adjust bale density and diameter
  • Forward location of pickup allows you to see windrows feeding into the bale chamber
  • Electric single-arm twine system ties bales fast, applying two strands at once
  • Optional mesh wrap retains more leaves and provides excellent weather resistance
  • Pickup features 72 tines — more tines grab more hay
  • Durable belts and rolls form dense, uniform bales
  • Large, swing-open doors allow easy service


High Capacity Baling

  • The Overshot feeder provides smooth and consistent crop flow from the pick up into the bale chamber resulting in higher capacity
  • The 5 bar pick up combined with a roller windguard provides a clean sweep of crop and uninterrupted feeding of material into the baler.
  • Large pick up width allows you to pick up wider, fuller windrows to maximize your productivity in every pass
  • Low-profile design lets the pickup float over ground contours, gently gathering crop and saving nutrient-packed leaves


Durable Performance

  • The heavy-duty pickup features stronger, more durable components to increase the wear life of the pick up
  • The "premium laced" and "endless" belt are designed with higher tensile strength for improved durability and better belt tracking
  • Redesigned net wrap system has an independent up-cut knife system to create less stress on components which results in a more reliable wrapping system
  • The cut out clutch comes with more torque than previous versions


Simple, Easy to Operate

  • Easy to use monitoring system that can be installed or removed quickly
  • ISOBUS Monitoring system with AFS PRO 300 or PRO 700 Control Center
  • Large swing open doors provide easy access to key components and service points
  • Adjustments can be made quickly and easily with options such as "no tools required gauge wheel settings"
  • Front-loading net wrap for efficient loading and positive feeding on bale

Simplified System: Net Wrap Electrical System and Twine Delivery System
New net wrap system and twine delivery improvements provide improved reliability with fewer adjustments.

Net Wrap Electrical System

  • Enhanced H-bridge and ICM controller
  • Separate motor for net knife and duckbill reducing current draw in system
  • Front loading net wrap for efficient net loading and positive feeding on bale
  • Fewer adjustments for simplicity and better performance


Twine Delivery System

  • Enhanced single pivot, dual twine arm system
  • Positive twine starts due to twine arm sweeping across the full face of bale from left to right and back rather than staring in center
  • Twine tails reduced to left side only
  • Twine end wrap position adjustable from monitor
  • Consistent twine spacing across entire width of bale


Style with a Purpose

  • Plastic side shields with full access to side of baler when panels are raised and additional grease banks for ease of servicing
  • Steel front shield
  • Case IH family colors, black frame/red shields

Configuration Options:

  • Choice of 540 rpm or 1000 rpm gearbox on all models
  • Cut-out clutch on 5x6 Premium models
  • Better, long-term durability than friction plate clutch
  • Can achieve higher bale density

Designed To Pick Up Crop Quickly And Efficiently

Overshot Feeder / In-Feed Auger

  • Overshot feeder replaces the current stuffer feeder pickup for improved feeding capacity
  • In-feed augers are in line with rotor handles providing better crop pickup for heavy windrows and significantly reduces auger plugging
  • 2.0m pickup available on 5x6 units
  • Reel options: 4-bar with steel tines or 5-bar with rubber tines
  • Large diameter in-feed augers reduce incidence of crop jamming augers
  • 5-bar reel with rubber tines standard



  • Enhanced design rubber tine
  • Stronger rubber base with lateral reinforcements
  • 5x more life than previous rubber tine
  • 100% stiffer than coil tine on 4 bar pick up
  • Heavy Duty Reel Components: Reel Tube - 23% larger in diameter, double spider plates, drive shafts are 10% larger, solid tine bars, heavier reel drive chain


Additional Pickup Options

  • Adjustable no-tool gauge wheels
  • Castoring gauge wheels
  • Pickup frame mounted gathering wheels

Belt Options: Provide Better Belt Tracking And Increased Durability

Premium Laced Belts

  • MATO premium laced belts have cold rolled loops making them more durable and longer lasting.


Endless Belts

  • Enhanced surface patterns
  • Higher specifications for tear and puncture resistance = longer belt life
  • True endless belt construction, no seam
  • Sealed edges prevents fraying

In Cab Control

Deluxe Monitor with Keypad

  • Compact Design
  • Black and white display
  • Larger screen area than current monitor
  • Menu screen navigation
  • User friendly icons
  • 20 customer bale count storage


AFS Pro 300 Monitor for ISOBUS Option

  • Color touch screen
  • ISOBUS can also be ordered less monitor, will work with any size or brand virtual terminal that is ISOBUS compatible
  • Pictured above is the optional factory-installed AFS PRO 300 which features touch screen controls with better graphics and easier navigation and provides connectivity with any ISOBUS compliant tractor.


Tractor and Baler Automation
This system controls the tractor stop, bale wrap and bale eject functions without any operator input required. Hooked up to a Puma or Maxxum CVT tractor, operators can take advantage of ISOBUS Class 3 controls to automatically stop the tractor when the target bale size is reached. From there, net wrap is automatically applied and, when the wrap cycle is complete, the baler tailgate raises and lowers automatically to eject each wrapped bale. Once the completed bale is ejected, the operator can simply move the tractor shuttle lever to the forward position and go.


Model RB455A
Bale Size  
Bale diameter, in (mm) 36 - 60 (914 - 1524)
Bale width, in (mm) 46.5 (1182)
Bale weight, lb (kg) 1,000 (454)
Bale Forming  
Bale chamber, Fixed or Variable Variable chamber
Forming mechanism, Belts, Rolls, Chain & slats 6 rolls and 5 belts
Belt width, in (mm) 7 (178)
Belt description 3-ply laced, chevron
Tensioning method 1 extension spring, 1 hydraulic cylinder
Cutter, Chopper, Slicer  
Cutter-chopper available None
Bale ejector  
Bale ejector description Bale ramp spring-loaded
Twine and Wrap Systems  
Twine ball storage, quantity 4
Twine system control Automatic electric
Netwrap, meshwrap feature Optional
Standard Pickup  
Pickup working width, in (mm) 61 (1554)
Outer tine-to-tine width, standard, in (mm) 44.6 (1133)
Tine spacing, in (mm) 2.63 (67)
Number of tine bars or tine rows 4
Number of tines 72
Windguard description 9 rods, adjustable
Pickup gauge wheel 1 standard; 2nd optional
Pickup lift, manual or hydraulic Manual: hydraulic field installed
Optional Pickup  
Optional pickup working width, in (mm) No option
Outer tine-to-tine width, optional, in (mm) No option
Standard Tire size 11Lx14, 6 ply
Optional Tire size 31x13.5-15, 6 ply
Baler Dimensions and Weight  
Overall length, gate closed, in (mm) 163 (4134)
Overall baler width, in (mm) 85 (2162)
Overall height, gate closed, in (mm) 100 (2534)
Weight, lbs (kg) 3,460 (1569)
PTO Drive  
PTO speed, rpm 540
Drive protection Shearbolt
Tractor Requirements  
Tractor power, hp (kW) 40 (30)
Number of hydraulic remote circuits 1 or 2
Sales Literature  
Literature number CIH03281601
Literature date 3/1/2016
Other Documentation  
Document Number HF-5148-15
Document Date 7/1/2015
Entry Date  
Manufacturing Status Current
First Entry Date 1/27/2012
Revision Date 4/30/2017
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