New baler-wrapper has improved net storage

Derek Casey

Derek Casey

McHale's new Fusion 3 baler-wrapper will be on display at the FTMTA Farm Machinery Show this weekend.

"The new Fusion is an integrated system that we developed to draw on the proven aspects of its predecessors, while also introducing a number of new features," according to James Heanue, McHale Irish sales manager.

The baler-wrapper features new machine guards that give better access and a more modern look, a new platform and hand rails for easier access to the net system.


The improved net storage capacity on the main platform are some key features.

A heavy duty Walterschied pto is used. Knife pressure display now features on the control box with an audible alarm, while double row rotor bearings are used in a bid to reduce service intervals.

Contractors will be able to use additional film roll holders for giving more film storage.

"The Fusion 3 machines will be fitted with a 2m galvanised high intake pick-up.

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"We estimate the five tine bar pick-up system will give 25pc better ground cleaning," Mr Heanue explained.

"The feed rotor on all Fusion 3 machines is welded on both sides for superior strength and on the drive side the rotor is fitted with a double row bearing with a long service life."

Customers will have the option to upgrade the chopper unit on the machine to a selectable knife system, which provides three options, engage and chop with a bank of 11 knives, or also with a bank of 12 knives.

Should fine chopping be required, the operator can choose to engage both knife banks, which will give a 23 knife chopper system – capable of delivering a chop length of approximately 46mm.

The bale chamber on the new Fusion will be fitted with 18 heavy-duty rollers and all rollers use 50mm heavy-duty forged shafts.

The bale chamber splits horizontally, raising the top section upwards, while the lower section tips rearwards simultaneously, ejecting the bale into the wrapping ring.

The wrapping ring can apply four layers of film in approximately 20 seconds, or six layers of film in 30 seconds.

Irish Independent

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