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The SB531 Small Square baler features a dependable high-throughput rotary feeding system and uses a packer fork with two paired rotating fingers.
​​Bale Size: 14 x 18 in (356 x 457 mm)
Baler Pickup Width Inside: 65 in (1651 mm)
PTO Required Horsepower: 62 hp (45 kw)

Key Features of the SB531
•​ 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​

Produce high-quality hay bales season after season. With rugged construction and high-capacity features, Case IH small square balers provide the performance and efficiency you need.

Plenty of Sturdy Tines and an Adjustable Pickup Gauge Wheel
Crank out high-quality bales in all kinds of crops and crop conditions with the SB Series small square balers. They are all about productivity. With four models, these balers get the job done right with high-capacity features like wide pickups and heavy-duty, smooth rotary feeding systems.

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

Provides For A Uniform, Well-Shaped Bale
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

Easy Bale Density Control
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

Case IH Small Balers Ties and Twists
Case IH small bales hold up to handling from the rack to the elevator and from the barn to the bunk.

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

Height: 70, Length: 205, Weight: 3,400

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 spring loaded tension rails
Density control, optional
Adj hydraulic density
Bale thrower compatible
BTX11 available (80 lb bale)


Pickup position
Offset to right side
Sweep width on flare, in (mm)
70 (1780)
Sweep width inside, in (mm)
65 (1650)
Width between outside tines, in (mm)
58 (1473)
Tine spacing, in (mm)
2.63 (67)
Number of tines
Number of tine bars
Windguard description
8 rods
Standard pickup lift
Optional pickup lift
Pickup protection
V-belt slippage & lost motion reel drive


Feeder Description
Rotary feeder w/ packer
Feeder opening, sq in (sq cm)
283 (1826), right side entry


Plunger speed, strokes/min
Plunger stroke, in (mm)
30 (762)

Tying Mechanism

Tying mechanism type
Tying capacity (twine), balls
6 balls
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
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)
70 (1778)
Width, in (mm)
110 (2794)
Length w/o bale chute, in (mm)
205 (5207)
Length w/bale chute, in (mm)
247 (6274)


Weight w/twine tie, lbs (kg)
3,400 (1542)
Weight w/wire tie, lbs (kg)
No wire

Tractor Requirements

Tractor power, hp (kW)
62 (45)