Pictures: McHale’s updated V6 variable chamber baler range


McHale V6740 non-chopper baler and the McHale V6750 15 knife chopper baler have been added to the range

Pictures: McHale’s updated V6 variable chamber baler range

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McHale V6740 non-chopper baler and the McHale V6750 15 knife chopper baler have been added to the range

McHale launched its new V6 range of variable chamber balers to the world market at Agritechnica 2019.

McHale V6740 non-chopper baler and the McHale V6750 15 knife chopper baler have been added to the range which was initially launched in 2009.

The new McHale V6 variable chamber baler range is “fitted with heavy-duty components ensuring long-life, high levels of reliability and a machine that is rugged enough to handle the toughest of crops and ground conditions”.

Martin McHale, McHale Marketing & Sales Director, said:“The McHale V6 range of variable chamber balers are recognised worldwide for making well-shaped, high density bales.”

“Our new V6740 & V6750 have brought baling to a new level with higher density, better intake, less crop loss and easier maintenance,” Martin added.

Key features:

  • Higher intake;

  • Adaptive intake;

  • Selectable knives;

  • Drop floor unblocking system;

  • Two bale chamber options with higher density;

  • High-performance netting system;

  • Automatic greasing;

  • New panel design;

  • Expert plus control console;
  • Bale kicker.

Higher intake

The new range of V6 machines feature a new pick-up with a 5-tine bar cam track pick-up or 6 tine bar cam-less pick-up option with double-crop roller to choose from.

McHale said it has increased the size of the lateral feed augers which direct crop into the rotor while also increasing the rotor diameter to improve intake.

The angle, at which the floor is positioned, has also been redesigned to maximise the flow of crop into the chamber.

Adaptive intake

All balers in the new V6 range come with a new adaptive intake which has been specifically designed to allow the intake area to automatically adjust to changes in material flow.

Selectable knives

As standard, a 15-knife chopper unit is available on the McHale V6750. With all 15 knifes engaged on the McHale V6750, a theoretical chop length of approximately 65mm can be delivered.

Knives in the V6750 baler can be engaged and disengaged from the tractor cab.
An optional selectable knife system is available which consists of two knife banks that allow for various knife configurations to be chosen to allow 0, 7, 8, or 15 knives to work.

Drop floor unblocking system

As baling conditions are not always ideal, uneven swaths can occur which can lead to blockages.

The McHale variable chamber baler range is fitted with a drop floor unblocking system, which means blockages can be fed through in three simple steps.

Bale chamber

As standard, all machines in the V6 range come fitted with 3 heavy-duty endless belts.

A full-width single belt is a new option that is available for users to choose from which “reduces crop loss” in crops such as Lucerne and Alfalfa where there is a lot of protein in the leaf.

All McHale V6740 machines are fitted with a Primary Drive to aid belt and material rotation. On the McHale V6750, a secondary drive is fitted.

In difficult conditions, such as wet short grass, should the primary drive slip, the secondary drive will engage to ensure material rotates in the chamber.

High-performance netting system

This high-performance netter is “extremely reliable and features endless net adjustment”, capacity to take rolls of net up to 1300mm in width and 180° wrap around on the feed roller to prevent any net slippage while feeding.

“A simple yet very effective netting system compromising of a moving roller allows the roll of net to rotate as it is being applied to ensure even net application.”

“The operator can adjust net tension on the control console without having to leave the comfort and safety of the tractor cab.”

Automatic greasing

Manual Greasing Blocks are available as standard on the McHale V6740 and V6750 models.

The McHale V6750 variable chamber baler has the option to be fitted with an Automatic Greasing System; this system, McHale outlined, delivers a measured amount of grease around the baler every time a bale is ejected from the bale chamber.

New panel design

Visually, the new range of V6 variable chamber balers feature a new look with twin-skin durable panels that now open upwards to provide “better access” to the machine’s components.

Expert plus control console

The McHale V6 variable chamber round baler range is fitted with a new Expert Plus Control Console, which has a large graphic display.

From the control console, the operator can adjust the following from the tractor cab:

  • Core size & bale size;

  • Core density & bale density;

  • Revolutions of net being applied.

A new bale shape indicator provides a more accurate reading of the bale shape; this sensor, McHale added, detects the movement of the belt which indicates live information to the driver via the control console regarding which side of the chamber to fill.

Bale kicker

A heavy-duty bale kicker ensures a clean separation between the machine and the netted high-density bale on the McHale V6740 & V6750 balers.

All machines are fitted with a bale discharge sensor, which notifies the driver when the bale has left the bale chamber and has passed over the bale kicker.

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