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Five new models replace the previous SBX models

  • Newly designed plunger and feeder shielding that improves service access

  • A flip-up front gearbox shield with easier service to the main drive chain and gearbox

  • Easier access to the  pickup drive belt

  • Redesigned “Power Pivot” shielding using hydraulic hose slots for convenience


SB551 Small Square Baler

Great for custom operators and large-scale hay growers .
Big capacity 16 x 18-in. (406 x 457-mm) bales:

  • Wide 75-in. (1,905-mm) pickup
  • Huge 318-sq.-in. (2,052-sq.-cm) feed opening

Features include:

  • Hydraulic bale density control
  • A high-capacity rotary feeding system
  • Comes standard with an eight-twine bale box
    • Larger capacity twine storage
    • Allows for longer baling duration without rethreading
  • Newly designed with increased tongue-channel thickness and reinforced plates to the inner tongue wall
  • A wider clevis hitch to accommodate larger tractor drawbars
  • A large wagon hitch-bolt hole for easier hookup to hay wagons
  • A new Class VI heavy-duty driveline for improved durability

SB521 Small Square Baler

Smallest 14x18-in. (356x457-mm) model

  • Rugged and durable
  • Provides years of dependable service
  • Uses six tines to move crop smoothly
  • 65-in. (1,651-mm) pickup or 70-in. (1,778-mm) with flare

SB541 Small Square Baler

Matches high-production needs of large-scale producers for maximum capacity in the 14 x 18-in. (356 x 457-mm) bale category.

  • Twine or wire versions
  • Comes standard with an eight-ball twine box
  • High-capacity 75-in. (1,905-mm) pickup or 80-in. (2,032-mm) with flare
  • Heavy-duty rotary feeding system
  • Available with spring or hydraulic bale tension control
  • Newly designed with increased tongue-channel thickness and reinforced plates to the inner tongue wall
  • Replaceable feeder floor
  • Wider clevis hitch to accommodate larger tractor drawbars
  • Large wagon hitch-bolt hole for easier hookup to hay wagons
  • New Class VI heavy-duty driveline for improved durability

SB541c Small Square Baler

Commercial model handles challenging baling conditions, season after season.

  • Heavy-duty hydraulically controlled side tension rails
  • Cast-iron hay wedges for a longer life
  • Long, heavy bale case for improved bale shape and easier handling
  • The fast plunger speed and longer plunger stroke packs uniform, dense bales in all crop conditions
  • High-strength steel used throughout the plunger mechanism

SB531 Small Square Baler

Perfect for medium-size, 14x18-in. (356x457-mm) baling operations

  • Dependable high-throughput rotary feeding system
  • Uses a  packer fork with two paired rotating fingers
  • Provides years of dependable service
  • Large wagon hitch-bolt hole for easier hookup to hay wagons
  • New Class VI heavy-duty driveline for improved durability

Optional Features

Many options are available to equip any SB baler to a specific operation:

  • Hydraulic density system (SB531, SB541, SB541c standard on SB551)
  • Hydraulic tongue swing
  • Hydraulic pickup lift
  • Halogen work light kit for night baling
  • Road light kit with brake/turn signals
  • Quarter-turn bale chute
  • Triple-purpose chute
  • Bale chute extension with wagon hitch
  • Twine tie baler manual oiler


Plenty of sturdy, closely spaced, curved finger tines:

  • Gently lift the crop while keeping leaves intact
  • Rugged tine bars run on sealed ball bearings for long life and trouble-free operation

Standard pickup gauge wheels adjust to five positions:

  • Guides the pickup through the contours of the field
  • Allows you to get every bit of the windrow

Raise pickup for transport

  • select the manual latch or optional hydraulic pickup lift.


 Huge 283-sq.-in. (1,826-sq.-cm) feed opening allows SB balers to swallow large, uneven windrows. From here, the dependable Case IH feeding system takes over, providing a smooth flow of crop into the bale chamber for a uniform, well-shaped bale.

SB531, SB541, SB541c, SB551 Feeding System

  • High-throughput rotary feeding system delivers high capacity in any crop
  • Heavy-duty, double-rotating tines overlap to feed crop smoothly and continuously
  • Adjustable double-packer fork folds hay into the bale chamber
  • No-plug feeding system effortlessly moves crop from the pickup area to the bale chamber with minimum shatter loss

SB521 Feeding System

  • Six feeder tines gently move the crop into the bale chamber, saving high-protein leaves
  • Chain-driven system for durability and easy servicing


Hydraulic density control is standard on the SB551 and optional on SB531, SB541 and SB541c.

All SB Series balers allow for easy bale density control by adjusting the tension applied to the bale chamber. For manual density control, tension springs are an economical choice.

  • Provides "set-it-and-forget-it" convenience
  • Ensures consistent bale weight and density


Dependable gear-driven twine knotters:

  • Hard-surface material at all wear points
  • Bill hooks are chrome plated for extra durability and reduced maintenance
  • SB541 is also available with a gear-driven wire twister

Large-capacity twine storage increases field time between refills:

  • SB521  — load four balls of twine
  • SB531  — load six balls of twine
  • SB541, SB541c and SB551  — load eight balls of twine
  • SB541 wire-tie version features four-coil wire storage


Simple design and easy operation

Fill your wagon with bales as you make them with the optional Case IH BTX11 bale thrower, available with the SB521, SB531 and SB541.

  • Smooth, reliable hydraulic drive throws the bales
  • Handles bales up to 38 in. (965 mm) long and up to 70 lbs. (32 kg)
  • Easy operation from your tractor seat
    • Move the Case IH bale thrower to the left or right to fill the corners of the wagon
    • Adjust the belt speed to load the front or the back of the wagon
  • The simple design of the BTX11 allows for easy installation, adjustment and service

Make Case IH
Model SB541c
Bale size  
Bale cross section, h x w, in (mm) 14 x 18 (356 x 457)
Bale length range, in (mm) 12 to 52 (305 to 1321)
Density control, standard Adj hydraulic density
Density control, optional No option
Bale thrower compatible No
Pickup position Offset to right side
Sweep width on flare, in (mm) 80 (2030)
Sweep width inside, in (mm) 75 (1900)
Width between outside tines, in (mm) 67.5 (1714)
Tine spacing, in (mm) 2.63 (67)
Number of tines 156
Number of tine bars 6
Windguard description 13 rods
Standard pickup lift Hydraulic
Optional pickup lift No option
Pickup protection V-belt slippage & lost motion reel drive
Feeder Description Rotary feeder w/ packer
Feeder opening, sq in (sq cm) 284 (1832), right side entry
Plunger speed, strokes/min 93
Plunger stroke, in (mm) 30 (762)
Tying mechanism  
Tying mechanism type HD Knotter
Tying capacity (twine), balls 8 heavy duty
Tying capacity (wire), coils No wire
Main Drive  
Flywheel  diameter, in (mm) 22 (559)
Flywheel weight, lbs (kg) 248 (112)
PTO Driveline Std three-joint, Category 6
PTO Speed, rpm 540
Main drive protection Shearbolt, overrunning & slip clutches
Standard tire, left 31 x 13.50 - 15, 6PR
Standard tire, right 27 x 9.50 - 15, 6PR
Max. height, in (mm) 71 (1803)
Width, in (mm) 120 (3048)
Length w/o bale chute, in (mm) 217 (5512)
Length w/bale chute, in (mm) 259 (6580)
Weight w/twine tie, lbs (kg) 3,940 (1787)
Weight w/wire tie, lbs (kg) No wire
Tractor Requirement  
Tractor PTO Power, hp (kW) 75 (56)
Sales Literature  
Literature number NH31507010-07930-MG
Literature date 07/01/2009
Manual number 86624842
Manual date 10/01/2001
Entry Date  
Manufacturing status Current
First Entry Date 08/01/2009
Revision Date 02/01/2012
na = Not Applicable, np = Not Published