The extra capacity of the McHale C490 allows farmers to increase their output when bedding or feeding, especially if they may be using the machine on another farm which is some distance away from the main farm. The McHale C490 is available with an optional linkage drawbar which allows the machine greater access to tight sheds with narrow entrances.
3 x 1.5m /5ft
Twin Speed Gearbox
A key feature on the C4 range is its twin speed independent gearbox, which allows the operator to easily adjust from 280 rpm for feeding silage or hay up to 540 rpm for using the machine to distribute straw for bedding.
The McHale C4 range of machines are ideal machines for feeding silage and hay, the twin speed gearbox allows silage and hay to be distributed exactly where it is desired. The speed of the conveyor is proportionally controlled allowing the operator to adjust feeding speed depending on the material density and composition.
The McHale C4 range of machines can be used to distribute bedding material quickly and efficiently leaving a thick aerated bed of straw. In difficult to access bedding areas, the chute on the McHale C4 range can pass through 300 degrees for ease of bedding. Straw can be blown up to 18m.
|Twin Speed Gearbox for Different Crops||300° 3 Stage Feed Chute||Joystick Chute Control|
|External Loading Controls||Independent Rotor Drive with Hydraulic Activation||Clever Machine Body Design|
All machines in the McHale C4 range also have the ability to handle various size square bales as well as clamp silage
All machines in the McHale C4 Silage Feeder & Straw Blower range are fitted with a twin speed gearbox which controls the speed at which the flywheel distributes the material.
The floor conveyor on the McHale C4 Silage Feeder & Straw Blower Range, consists of a hydraulically driven chain and slat conveyor. The speed can be adjusted and the conveyor can be reversed from the tractor cab.
The feed rotor is equipped with 56 blades mounted on seven discs.
The 1.57m diameter flywheel on the McHale C4 Silage Feeder & Straw Blower range is fitted with 6 blowing paddles, which provides a powerful blow for the efficient distribution of material.
The McHale C4 Silage Feeding and Straw Blowing Range is controlled via an Expert control console allowing the operator to control machine operation from the tractor cab.
The McHale C4 Silage Feeder & Straw Blower Range is fitted with a three-stage chute. This design minimises resistance and allows for maximum blow distances to be achieved, especially when blowing straw in confined spaces.
The McHale C4 Silage Feeder & Straw Blower range of machines have the ability to distribute different crop types at different speeds and blow rates keeping horsepower requirements to a minimum.
As the floor conveyor works independently from the rotor, this ensures that fodder can be reversed away from the rotor without disengaging the rotor.
The tailgate on the machine can be used to load a bale without the need for a second tractor.
The McHale C4 Silage Feeder & Straw Blower range of machines are designed to allow the rotor work independently from the flywheel. This allows the flywheel to be at full RPM before any fodder material is fed into the rotor.
An external loading control comes fitted as standard which will allow for the conveyor floor and the tailgate to be operated when removing the netting or wrap whilst loading a bale.
To prevent accidental operation of the controls, a safety button on the side of the External Loading Control must be pressed while operating loading functions at the rear of the machine.
Watch the video for the McHale C490; a trailed machine with a higher capacity to carry and blow or feed out three 5ft round bales of hay, straw, silage or haylage.
|Unladen Weight||2,899 Kg (6391 lbs)|
|Body Height||2.6m (102″)|
|Bale Chamber (W x H x L)||1.8m x 1.22m x 3.226m
71” x 48” x 127”
|Bale Capacity||3 x 1.5m (59”) diameter bales|
|No. of Conveyor Slats||17|
|No. of Disks on Rotor||7|
|No. of Knifes||56|
|Rotor Drive Type||High Torque Belt Drive|
|PTO||540 with slip & overrun protection|
|Minimum Horsepower||51 kW
|Tractor Hydraulics||1 x feed
1 x return
|Minimum Oil Flow Requirement||35 l/min
@ 160 bar (2,320 psi)
|Tractor Mounting||Drawbar or 2 Point Linkage|
|Control||Expert control console with joystick chute control|
|Chute Rotation||300 degrees|
|Chute Composition||3 stage|
|Max. Discharge Distance||18 meters|