Technical Data

The McHale F5600 PLUS is fitted with a servo operated load sensing control valve, which makes the baling process fully automatic. The machine is also equipped with a 25 knife chopping unit and an in chamber film bale binding system.





  • 2.1m Pick Up
  • High Capacity Fusion Rotor
  • 25 Knife Chopper Unit
  • Knife Pressure Display
  • Knife Position Sensor
  • Drop Floor Unblocking System
  • 18 Roller Bale Chamber
  • Load Sensing Valve
  • Automatic Tailgate Opening & Closing
  • 50 mm Bale Chamber Bearings
  • 1’-1/4” Chain on the Bale Chamber
  • Automatic Progressive Greasing System
  • High Performance Film Binding System
  • Continuous Oiler System
  • Expert Plus Control Box with Large Graphic Display
  • 500/50 – 22.5 tyres
  • Ability to use Film or Net Bale Binding

Film on film technology 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.

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The Advantages

  1. Chamber Film Acts As A Wrapping Layer
    The plastic which is added to the barrel of the bale to keep the bale together and also forms the individual wrapping layers adds value by placing more plastic on the largest surface of the bale.
  2. Chamber Film Results In Better Shaped Bales
    When plastic is applied to the barrel of the bale it can be stretched to approximately 20%. The stretch ratio is higher than what can be achieved with net wrap or twine and as a result the material is kept tighter, which ultimately results in better bale shape.
  3. Chamber Film Delivers Higher Quality Silage
    As the plastic is being stretched, at a high stretch ratio as it is being applied to the barrel of the bale, it expels more air than net wrap would and as a consequence results in better silage quality.
  4. Chamber Film Makes Recycling Easier
    As plastic is used to both bind the bale in the bale chamber and to wrap the bale, on feed out the farmer will be left with one form of waste. This reduces the time needed to feed the bale and avoids the unpleasant and time consuming job of separating the twine or net wrap from the plastic before the plastic is be recycled.

In the development of the McHale F5600 Plus, McHale realised that changes in temperature and sun light could affect the chamber wrapping film, in that, as the day got hotter or cooler the film was either being overstretched or under stretched, and this in turn would cause reliability problems and result in inefficient film use.

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As a result McHale developed a patented application system which adjusts the breaking force on the roll of plastic in-line with working conditions and allows for a continuously variable stretch, which can adjust to changes in the day automatically without the operator having to adjust any settings.

The McHale patent film application system ensures consistent film stretch, reliable film application, delivers optimum bale shape and bale density. Should an operator wish to use netwrap for hay or straw this can be done with a simple adjustment.


On the McHale F5600 Plus Film Binding 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.


The McHale F5600 Plus Film Binding 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 Plus Film Binding 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.

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The pick up on the F5600 Plus Film Binding Baler is fitted with lateral feed augers that smoothly guide the crop into the chopping unit. The pick up features include;

  • 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 Plus Film Binding Baler. This roller evens out lumps in the swarth and minimises the risk of blockages when working in heavy swarths.


The McHale F5600 Plus Film Binding 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 Plus Film Binding Baler works in heavy swarths.

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Also the rotor design maximises output by encouraging a uniform crop flow, which reduces the risk of blockages.  Knives can be engaged and disengaged from the tractor cab and are protected hydraulically against foreign objects.

Selectable knives provides the operator with three options. They can choose to engage and chop with a bank of 12 knives or a bank of 13 knives. Should fine chopping be required the operator can choose to engage both knife banks, which will give a 25 knife chopper system which is capable of delivering a theoretical chop length of 46 mm.


The McHale F5600 Plus Film Binding 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 Plus Film Binding Baler is protected by a slip clutch on the PTO.

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  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.

The bale chamber on the McHale F5600 Plus Film Binding Baler produces a 1.23 X 1.25 metre round bale. The bale chamber on the F5600 Plus 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.

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The F5600 Plus 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 Plus Film Binding 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.


The bearings are supported by a progressive greasing system.

  • Each time a bale is ejected from the machine, grease passes through the respective progressive blocks.
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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.

  • The chamber rollers, rotor bearings and pick up gears automatically receive a measured amount of pressurised grease.
  • 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.
  • After a preset number of bales a lube alarm will sound reminding the operator to top up the lubrication system.



Once the bale is netted in the chamber of the McHale F5600 Plus Film Binding 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.

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If the F5600 Plus Film Binding 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.


The McHale F5600 Plus Film Binding Baler has a sensor on the bale kicker, which ensures that the bale has been ejected from the chamber before the tailgate closes.


The F5600 is controlled with an Expert Plus Control Box, which features a large graphic display; this allows the operator to monitor the baling process graphically from the control console.

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It also features;

  • Automatic Tailgate Opening and Closing
  • In Cab Net Adjustment
  • In Cab Density Adjustment
  • Knife Display
  • Door Position Display
  • Drop Floor Control
  • Bale Kicker Sensor
  • Lube Alarm
  • Volume Control

The McHale F5600 Plus can revert back to the traditional method of using net wrap and the switch over process is very simple. If the operator is doing hay or straw the switch back to net wrap is simple and user friendly.




Net loading has been optimised on the F5600 Plus baler 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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Technical Data

Width 2.58m
Length 4.05m
Weight 3850kg
Height 2.45m

Pick Up Lift Hydraulic
Crop Roller Optional
Short Crop Guard Standard
Tine Spacing 70mm
Tine Bars 5
Working Width 2100mm
Pick Up Guide Wheels Standard

Unblocking System Drop Floor
Knife Deactivation Hydraulic from Cab
Knife protection Hydraulic
Theoretical Chop Length 46mm
Number of Knives 25

Width (m) 1.23
Diameter (m) 1.25
Greasing Automatic Progressive
Bearings 50mm**
Number of Rollers 18
Bale Chamber Feed Fusion Rotor

Film/ Net Adjustment In Cab
Film/ Net Roll Capacity 1+1 Storage
Film/ Net System Vario Stretch
Control Manual or Automatic

Chain Lubrication Continuous
Pick Up Protection Slip Clutch
Main Drive Protection Cam Clutch
Gearbox Split Drive

Density Adjustment In Cab
Operation Automatic
Control System Expert Plus

Axle 8 Stud
Road Lights Standard
Bale Kicker Indicator Standard
Tyres Standard 500/50 – 22.5
Tyres Optional 520/55 R 22.5

** Bearings are double raced on the main load points
Hydraulic System 2 double acting spools
Minimum Power Requirement 75kW (100hp)

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