The new McHale F5600 fixed chamber round baler has recently been released, and we asked McHale Machinery what exactly makes the F5600 stand out.
The new product has the highest specs of all balers in the McHale F500 range. One of the most-cited features of the round baler is its servo-operated load-sensing control valve.
Another feature of the baler that’s being talked about is its Expert Plus control console, which ‘makes the round baling process fully automatic’.
This baler also benefits from:
- A large graphic display.
- An optional high-capacity 25-knife rotor.
- Automatic tailgate operation.
- Drop floor unblocking cycle.
- Bale kicker sensor.
- In-cab net adjustment.
- In-cab bale density adjustment.
The F5600 uses a lot of the same technology as the Fusion 3 Plus, in that it has a sophisticated film binding system. If you’re wondering why McHale decided to develop the F5600, the company has described it as a ‘direct result of customer demand for a film binding system on a standalone baler’.
According to McHale, the ‘film on film’ technology used in the F5600 refers to the ‘application of film to the barrel of the bale in the bale chamber. The film binds the bale together which eliminates the need for string or net wrap. The film that binds the bale together forms a wrap layer and gives better film or plastic coverage on the largest surface of the bale’.
“Once the bale is ejected from the baler it can be wrapped with a bale wrapper. By using a film binding process, the film is better distributed across the bale than with a net and film system. And the material used to bind the bale as it is ejected from the baler is forming a wrapping layer.”
However, McHale says that the machine can indeed revert back to the traditional net wrap method if necessary, through what it calls a ‘user-friendly’ system.