McHale Fixed & Variable Chamber Round Balers

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F5400 –¬†Fixed Chamber¬†Baler

McHale F5400 non-chopper round balers feature a star shaped feed rotor to quickly and efficiently move the crop from the pick up into the bale chamber. This maximizes the baler performance and throughput.

All F5400 non chopper round balers come standard with the McHale Drop Floor Unblocking System, 50mm Bearings on the bale chamber, heavy-duty chains and a continuous oiling system.

Split Drive Gearbox – McHale F5400 Non Chopper Round Baler

On the McHale F5400 Non Chopper Round Baler, the left hand side of the gearbox drives the rollers in the bale chamber, while the pick up and feed rotor are driven from the right hand side of the machine. This system ensures direct short transfer paths and optimal power distribution.

Feed Rotor – McHale F5400 Non Chopper Round Balers

The star shaped feed rotor fitted behind the pick up on the F5400 round baler ensures a high capacity flow of grass into the bale chamber. As crop enters the rotor, rotating tines feed the crop through to the bale chamber. The tines on the rotor ensure high output while the star layout reduces the load peaks as the F5400 round baler works in heavy swarths.

Roller Sealing System – McHale F5400 Non Chopper Round Balers

The roller ends are fitted with a McHale-designed reverse thread sealing system. This system protects the bearings; when the roller moves in one direction the thread on the seal moves in the opposite direction. This ensures that any material which tries to get into the back of the rollers is automatically threaded out.

Wizard Control Box

The F5400 is equipped with a Wizard control box containing all the functionality required to operate the machine. The control box displays job and machine totals, a net feed and delay functions and also has a lube count alarm to remind the operator to check the oil levels and to grease the machine.

Vario Stretch Net System
A new high performance netter has been designed and developed for the F5000 range.

The net tension can be simply adjusted on a variable pulley on the right hand side of the machine and a decal displays the various settings that can be achieved using the system, depending on the net quality being used. This netter is very reliable and features:

  • Endless adjustment of tension to ensure optimum net usage and bale shape.
  • Capacity to take rolls of net wrap up to 1300mm.
  • 180-degree wrap around on the rubber feed roller, eliminating any net slippage while feeding.

Net Loading & Storage

Net loading has been optimised on the F5000 baler range by the simple yet very effective rock and roll net loading system. The operator simply releases the straps on the spare roll of net on the machine platform and rocks the net roll from its storage position over the lip in the platform and rolls it into the net box. Storage for an extra roll of net is provided on the baler platform.

Drop Floor – McHale F5400 Non Chopper Round Balers

The McHale F5400 non chopper round baler is designed to achieve maximum output, however as baling conditions are not always ideal, uneven swarths can occur, which can lead to blockages. The main drive chain is protected by a slip clutch on the PTO.

Should a blockage occur, the sound of the slip clutch alerts the operator who can hydraulically lower the floor from the tractor cab. This widens the feed channel, on re-engaging the PTO the blockage will be fed through. The floor can then be reset and baling can resume.

Pick Up – McHale F5400 Non Chopper Round Balers

The McHale F5400 non-chopper round baler is equipped with a 2.1 metre galvanised pick up that lifts even the shortest of crop. Accurate height control can be achieved through a spring balanced hydraulic lifting system. The F5400 non chopper baler comes standard with pneumatic guide wheels, which contact the ground on exactly the same line as the tines and guide the pick up perfectly over uneven ground.

The pick up on the F5400 non-chopper baler is fitted with lateral feed augers that smoothly guide the crop into the chopping unit. The pick up features –

  • Four rows of tines
  • Double raced cam bearings
  • Slip clutch protection
  • Cam side inspection port for checking/ changing pick up bearings

A crop compression roller is also available as an optional extra on the McHale F5400 round baler. This roller evens out lumps in the swarth and minimises the risk of blockages when working in heavy swarths.

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F5500 – 15 Knife Chopper Baler

Heavy Duty Fixed Chamber Baler with a 15 Knife Chopper Unit and Drop Floor Unblocking System

As with all McHale machines the McHale F5500 fixed chamber round baler has been designed with the demands of today’s farmer and contractors in mind. This common sense approach to design ensures that machine operation is kept simple and user friendly. Features like progressive greasing and oiling and drop floor unblocking system, when combined with high specification components ensure long life, reliability and a machine that is rugged enough to handle the toughest of crop and ground conditions.

Standard Features on the F5500 Round Baler include:

  • 2.1 Metre Pick Up
  • Drop Floor Unblocking System
  • 15 Knife Chopper System
  • Heavy Duty Rollers with a Specifically Designed Sealing System
  • High Quality Chains and Bearings
  • Progressive Greasing and Oiling
  • User Friendly Electronics

The F5500 Round Baler delivers a machine which is loaded with features and rugged enough to handle the toughest of crop and ground conditions.

Split Drive Gearbox – McHale F5500 Heavy Duty Round Baler

On the McHale F5500 Heavy Duty Round Baler, the left hand side of the gearbox drives the rollers in the bale chamber, while the pick up and chopper unit are driven from the right hand side of the machine. This system ensures direct short transfer paths and optimal power distribution.

High Capacity Rotor – McHale F5500 – Heavy Duty Round Baler

The McHale F5500 round baler is equipped with a 15 knife chopper unit. As crop enters the spiral rotor, pairs of rotating tines feed the crop through the chopping unit. The double tines on the rotor ensure high output while the spiral layout reduces the load peaks as the machine works in heavy swarths. The rotor design encourages a uniform crop flow, which reduces the risk of blockages, thus maximising output.

With all 15 knives engaged, a theoretical chop length of 65mm is delivered. Knives can be engaged and disengaged from the tractor cab.

Bale Chamber – Rollers & Roller Sealing – McHale F5500 Heavy Duty Round Baler

The bale chamber on the McHale F5500 round baler produces a 1.23 X 1.25 metre round bale. The bale chamber on the F5500 round baler is comprised of 18 heavy duty rollers.

The 18 rollers in the bale chamber of the F5500 round baler are made from high-grade tubular steel for maximum strength, while the roller design ensures maximum traction. The roller ends are fitted with heavy-duty 50mm shafts on the drive and non-drive side.

The roller ends are fitted with a McHale-designed reverse thread sealing system. This system protects the bearings; when the roller moves in one direction the thread on the seal moves in the opposite direction. This ensures that any material which tries to get into the back of the bearings is automatically threaded out.

Progressive Greasing and Oiling – McHale F5500 Heavy Duty Round Baler

1. A progressive greasing system supports the bearings.

2. Each time a bale is ejected from the machine, grease passes through the respective progressive blocks. The blocks measure and regulate the amount of grease going to the bearings. This ensures that the machine consistently delivers the correct amount of grease depending on the load the bearings are under.

3. The chamber rollers, rotor bearings and pick up gears automatically receive a measured amount of pressurised grease.

4. The chamber chains, rotor chain, pick up chains and pick up cam track is oiled continuously from the oil pump, which is driven off the gearbox.

5. After a pre-set number of bales a lube alarm will sound reminding the operator to top up the lubrication system.

Vario Stretch Net System

A new high performance netter has been designed and developed for the F5000 range.

The net tension can be simply adjusted on a variable pulley on the right hand side of the machine and a decal displays the various settings that can be achieved using the system, depending on the net quality being used. This netter is very reliable and features:

Endless adjustment of tension to ensure optimum net usage and bale shape.
Capacity to take rolls of net wrap up to 1300mm.
180-degree wrap around on the rubber feed roller, eliminating any net slippage while feeding.

Pick Up – McHale F5500 Heavy Duty Round Baler

The McHale F5500 heavy duty round baler is equipped with a 2.1 metre galvanised pick up that lifts even the shortest of crop. Accurate height control can be achieved through a spring balanced hydraulic lifting system. The machine comes standard with pneumatic guide wheels, which contact the ground on exactly the same line as the tines and guide the pick up perfectly over uneven ground.
The pick up on the F5500 fixed chamber round baler is fitted with lateral feed augers that smoothly guide the crop into the chopping unit. The pick up features:

  • five rows of tines
  • double raced cam bearings
  • slip clutch protection
  • cam side inspection port for checking/ changing pick up bearings

A crop compression roller is also available as an optional extra on the McHale F5500 round baler. This roller evens out lumps in the swarth and minimises the risk of blockages when working in heavy swarths.

Drop Floor – 3 Simple Steps to Removing a Blockage – McHale F5500 Heavy Duty Round Baler

The McHale F5500 round baler is designed to achieve maximum output, however as baling conditions are not always ideal, uneven swarths can occur, which can lead to blockages. The main drive chain on the F5500 fixed chamber round baler is protected by a slip clutch on the PTO.

1. Should a blockage occur, the sound of the slip clutch alerts the operator who can hydraulically lower the floor from the tractor cab.
2. This widens the feed channel, on re-engaging the PTO the blockage will be fed through.
3. The floor can then be reset and baling can resume.

Bearings & Chains – McHale F5500 Heavy Duty Round Baler

The rollers on the McHale F5500 round baler are fitted with 50mm bearings on the drive and non-drive side. Drive side rollers, which experience the most load, are fitted with double raced bearings.

The McHale F5500 round baler is fitted with heavy-duty drive chains and sprockets, which ensure long life and minimum down time.

  • Drive side chains are1-1/4 inch (20B)
  • Rotor chain is 1 inch (16B-2)
  • Pick up chains are 3/4 inch (60H)

Control Console – McHale F5500 Heavy Duty Round Baler

The cab-mounted wizard plus control box is the operator’s link to this efficient machine.

Its features include;

  • Floor Position
  • Knife Pressure
  • Knife Position
  • Tailgate Position
  • Net Feed Indicator
  • Voltage Supply Display
  • Net Loading & Storage

Net loading has been optimised on the F5000 baler range by the simple yet very effective rock and roll net loading system. The operator simply releases the straps on the spare roll of net on the machine platform and rocks the net roll from its storage position over the lip in the platform and rolls it into the net box. Storage for an extra roll of net is provided on the baler platform.

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F5600 – 25 Knife Chopper Baler

At the higher end of the McHale Fixed Chamber Round Baler Range is the McHale F5600 fully automatic round baler, this is the highest specification round baler in the McHale round baler range. The McHale F5600 is fitted with a servo operated load sensing control valve and an expert plus control console, which makes the round baling process fully automatic.

Once the round bale is formed, net is automatically applied; the tailgate then automatically opens releasing the high density round bale, the tailgate on the F5600 baler then automatically closes and pressurises.

The F5600 fully automatic round baler comes standard with all the high specification features of the F5500 round baler but also benefits from;

  • An Expert Plus Control Console with a Large Graphic Display
  • A High Capacity 25 Knife Rotor (Optional)
  • Automatic Tailgate Operation
  • Drop Floor Unblocking Cycle
  • Bale Kicker Sensor
  • In Cab Net Adjustment
  • In Cab Bale Density Adjustment

Split Drive Gearbox – McHale F5600 Fully Automatic Round Balers

On the McHale F5600 Fully Automatic Round Baler, the left hand side of the gearbox drives rollers in the bale chamber, while the pick up and chopper unit are driven from the right hand side of the machine. This system ensures direct short transfer paths and optimal power distribution.

High Capacity Rotor & Chopper Unit – McHale F5600 Fully Automatic Round Balers

The McHale F5600 fully automatic round baler is equipped with the same high capacity 25 knife chopper unit and rotor as the McHale Fusion 3 integrated baler wrapper. As crop enters the spiral rotor, pairs of rotating tines feed the crop through the chopping unit. The double tines on the rotor ensure high output while the spiral layout reduces the load peaks as the F5600 fully automatic round baler works in heavy swarths.

Also the rotor design maximises output by encouraging a uniform crop flow, which reduces the risk of blockages. With all 25 knive engaged, a theoretical chop length of 46mm is delivered. Knives can be engaged and disengaged from the tractor cab and are protected hydraulically against foreign objects.

Bale Chamber – Rollers, Bearings and Chains – McHale F5600 Fully Automatic Round Balers

The bale chamber on the McHale F5600 fully automatic round baler produces a 1.23 X 1.25 metre round bale. The bale chamber on the F5600 baler is comprised of 18 heavy duty rollers. Chamber bearings are 50mm, with double raced bearings on the main load points to stand up to the most testing conditions. The F5600 fully automatic baler is fitted with heavy-duty drive chains and sprockets, which ensure long life and minimum down time.

  • Drive side chains are1-1/4 inch (20B)
  • Rotor chain is 1 inch Duplex (16B-2)
  • Pick up chains are 3/4 inch (60H)

On the F5600 round baler, the roller ends are fitted with a McHale designed reverse thread sealing system, which ensures that any material, which tries to get into the back of the rollers, is automatically threaded out.

Automatic Tailgate Operation – McHale F5600 Fully Automatic Round Balers

Once the bale is netted in the chamber of the McHale F5600 round baler, the tailgate of the baler automatically opens, allowing the high-density round bale to be ejected. Once the bale has passed over the bale kicker the tailgate of the baler automatically closes, allowing the operator to continue baling.

If the F5600 round baler is operating in hilly conditions the operator can choose to control the bale ejection process with the simple press of a button. On selecting this option the tailgate of the baler will open to release the bale, close and pressurise once the high density round bale has been released.

Expert Plus Control Console – McHale F5600 Fully Automatic Round Balers

An Expert Plus Control Console, which features a large graphic display, controls the McHale F5600 round baler; this allows the operator to monitor the baling process graphically from the control console. The expert plus control box features;

  • Knife Display
  • Door Position Display
  • Drop Floor Control
  • Bale Kicker Sensor
  • Lube Alarm
  • Volume Control
  • Bale Density and the amount of net being applied to the bale can be adjusted through the control console without the operator ever having to leave the tractor cab.

Net Loading & Storage

Net loading has been optimised on the F5000 baler range by the simple yet very effective rock and roll net loading system. The operator simply releases the straps on the spare roll of net on the machine platform and rocks the net roll from its storage position over the lip in the platform and rolls it into the net box. Storage for an extra roll of net is provided on the baler platform.

Vario Stretch Net System

A new high performance netter has been designed and developed for the F5000 range.

The net tension can be simply adjusted on a variable pulley on the right hand side of the machine and a decal displays the various settings that can be achieved using the system, depending on the net quality being used. This netter is very reliable and features:

  • Endless adjustment of tension to ensure optimum net usage and bale shape.
  • Capacity to take rolls of net wrap up to 1300mm.
  • 180-degree wrap around on the rubber feed roller, eliminating any net slippage while feeding.

Bale Kicker Sensor – McHale F5600 Fully Automatic Round Baler

The McHale F5600 fully automatic round baler has a sensor on the bale kicker, which ensures that the bale has been ejected from the chamber before the tailgate closes.

Progressive Greasing and Oiling – McHale F5600 Fully Automatic Round Baler

1. The bearings are supported by a progressive greasing system.

2. Each time a bale is ejected from the machine, grease passes through the respective progressive blocks.
The blocks measure and regulate the amount of grease going to the bearings. This ensures that the machine consistently delivers the correct amount of grease depending on the load the bearings are under.

3. The chamber rollers, rotor bearings and pick up gears automatically receive a measured amount of pressurised grease.

4. The Chamber chains, Rotor chain, Pick up chains and Pick up cam track is oiled continuously from the oil pump, which is driven by the gearbox.

5. After a preset number of bales a lube alarm will sound reminding the operator to top up the lubrication system.

Drop Floor – 3 Simple Steps to Removing a Blockage – McHale F5600 Fully Automatic Round Baler

The McHale F5600 fully automatic round baler is designed to achieve maximum output, however as baling conditions are not always ideal, uneven swarths can occur, which can lead to blockages. The main drive chain on the F5600 fully automatic baler is protected by a slip clutch on the PTO.

1. Should a blockage occur, the sound of the slip clutch alerts the operator who can hydraulically lower the floor from the tractor cab.

2. This widens the feed channel, on re-engaging the PTO the blockage will be fed through.

3. The floor can then be reset and baling can resume.

Pick Up – McHale F5600 Fully Automatic Round Baler

The McHale F5600 fully automatic round baler is equipped with a 2.1 metre galvanised pick up, which lifts even the shortest of crop. Accurate height control can be achieved through a spring balanced hydraulic lifting system. The F5600 fully automatic round baler comes standard with pneumatic guide wheels, which contact the ground on exactly the same line as the tines and guide the pick up perfectly over uneven ground.

The pick up on the F5600 fully automatic baler is fitted with lateral feed augers that smoothly guide the crop into the chopping unit. The pick up features

  • five rows of tines
  • double raced cam bearings
  • slip clutch protection
  • cam side inspection port for checking or changing pick up bearings

A crop compression roller is also available as an optional extra on the McHale F5600 fully automatic round baler. This roller evens out lumps in the swarth and minimises the risk of blockages when working in heavy swarths.

Please contact us for further information on models, specifications, finance and trade in values.
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V660 – Variable Chamber Round Baler (Belt)

Built to last and developed on some of the world’s most rugged terrain, the McHale range of round balers and round and square bale wrappers is known throughout the world for durability, reliability, innovation and value for money.

As with all McHale machines, the V6 variable chamber round baler range (belt baler range) has been designed with the demands of today’s farmer and contractor in mind.

This common sense approach to design, ensures that the McHale V660 variable chamber round balers’ operation is kept simple and user friendly. Features like, the three belt variable bale chamber with double drive and the drop floor unblocking system, when combined with high specification components, ensures long life, reliability and a variable chamber round baler that is rugged enough to handle the toughest of crops and ground conditions.

Split Drive Gearbox – McHale V660 Variable Chamber Round Balers

On the V660 Variable Chamber Round Baler the left hand side of the gearbox drives the belts and rollers in the bale chamber, while the pick up and chopper unit are driven from the right hand side of the machine. This system ensures direct short transfer paths and optimal power distribution.

High Capacity Rotor – McHale V660 Variable Chamber Round Balers

The McHale V660 variable chamber round baler is equipped with a 15 knife chopper unit. As crop enters the spiral rotor, pairs of rotating tines feed the crop through the chopping unit. The double tines on the rotor ensure high output while the spiral layout reduces the load peaks as the machine works in heavy swarths. The rotor design encourages a uniform crop flow, which reduces the risk of blockages, thus maximising the V660 variable chamber round balers output.

With all 15 knives engaged, a theoretical chop length of 65mm is delivered. Knives in the V660 variable chamber round baler can be engaged and disengaged from the tractor cab. Should a foreign object enter the chopping unit the knives are protected hydraulically, which allows the knives to move out of the way and reset themselves once the foreign object has passed through and reset automatically.

Drop Floor – 3 Simple Steps to Removing a Blockage – McHale V660 Variable Chamber Round BalerThe McHale V660 variable chamber round baler is designed to achieve maximum output, however as baling conditions are not always ideal, uneven swarths can occur, which can lead to blockages. The main drive chain is protected by a slip clutch on the PTO.

  • Should a blockage occur, the sound of the slip clutch alerts the operator who can hydraulically lower the floor from the tractor cab.
  • This widens the feed channel, on re-engaging the PTO the blockage will be fed through.
  • The floor can then be reset and baling can resume, allowing the V660 variable chamber baler to resume its work.

Bale Chamber Double Drive & Support Roller – McHale V660 Variable Chamber Round Balers

The bale chamber on the McHale V660 variable chamber round baler has a double drive. In more difficult conditions, such as wet heavy grass, if the primary drive slips slightly, the secondary drive will engage to aid belt and material rotation.

The outer roller on the tailgate of the V660 variable chamber bale chamber moves as the bale is being formed, so that it always supports the bale, this ensures that the bale diameter is kept uniform.

Greasing & Oiling – McHale V660 Variable Chamber Round Balers.

On the V660 variable chamber baler grease can be applied to the main bearings through a number of centralised greasing blocks. The following bearings are greased:

  • Bale Chamber Drive Side
  • Bale Chamber Non Drive Side
  • Rotor Bearings (Drive and Non Drive Side)
  • Pick Up Drive Gears

The oiler on the V660 variable chamber round baler is run off the gearbox, so once the PTO is engaged the machine starts to oil the chains. The machine oils:

  • Chamber Drive Side Chains
  • Pick Up Chains
  • Rotor Chain
  • Cam Track

Vario Stretch Net System
A new high performance netter has been designed and developed.

The net tension can be simply adjusted on a variable pulley on the right hand side of the machine and a decal displays the various settings that can be achieved using the system, depending on the net quality being used. This netter is very reliable and features:

  • Endless adjustment of tension to ensure optimum net usage and bale shape.
  • Capacity to take rolls of net wrap up to 1300mm.
  • 180-degree wrap around on the rubber feed roller, eliminating any net slippage while feeding.

Net Loading & Storage

Net loading has been optimised on the V660 baler range by the simple yet very effective rock and roll net loading system. The operator simply releases the straps on the spare roll of net on the machine platform and rocks the net roll from its storage position over the lip in the platform and rolls it into the net box. Storage for an extra roll of net is provided on the baler platform.

Expert Plus Control Console – McHale V660 Variable Chamber Round Balers.

McHale V660 variable chamber round balers are fitted with an Expert Plus Control Console, which has a large graphic display. From the control console, the operator can adjust the following from the tractor cab:

  • Bale Size
  • Bale Density
  • Revolutions of net being applied
  • The expert plus console, also gives the operator the choice of selecting a soft or hard bale core, depending on the customer\’s feed out requirements.

The control console can store 10 totals, it also features:

  • Knife Display
  • Door Position Display
  • Drop Floor Display
  • Lube Alarm

Mechanical Tailgate Locking System – McHale V660 Variable Chamber Round Baler

The tailgate on the V660 variable chamber round baler is fitted with a set of mechanical locks, which keep the bale chamber securely closed. These locks remain activated until, the preset bale size and density have been reached and the required amount of net has been applied. After netting, the locks release and allow the tailgate to open, releasing the high-density bale to be ejected from the V660 round bale chamber.

Chopper Unit – McHale V660 Variable Chamber Round Baler

Knives in the chopping unit of the McHale V660 variable chamber baler can be engaged and disengaged from the tractor cab. When engaged, the knives extend into the spine of the rotor, which ensures a consistent cut quality. Knives have hydraulic protection ensuring that if a foreign object enters the chopping unit, the knives can drop out of the way.

The knives in the chopping unit on all V660 variable chamber round balers are made from hardened tool steel, which ensures long life and maximum productivity.

Pick Up – McHale V660 Variable Chamber Baler

The McHale V660 variable chamber round baler is equipped with a 2.1 metre galvanised pick up which lifts even the shortest of crop. Accurate height control can be achieved through a spring balanced hydraulic lifting system. The V660 variable chamber round baler comes standard with pneumatic guide wheels, which contact the ground on exactly the same line as the tines and guide the pick up perfectly over uneven ground.

The pick up on all V660 variable chamber round balers are fitted with lateral feed augers that smoothly guide the crop into the chopping unit. The pick up features:

  • five rows of tines
  • double raced cam bearings
  • slip clutch protection
  • cam side inspection port for checking/ changing pick up

bearingsA crop compression roller is also available on the McHale V660 variable chamber round baler. This roller evens out lumps in the swarth and minimises the risk of blockages when working in heavy swarths.

Please contact us for further information on models, specifications, finance and trade in values.