Technical Data

The McHale F5400 non-chopper round baler features 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.

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


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.


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.

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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

  • 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 F5400 round baler. This roller evens out lumps in the swarth and minimises the risk of blockages when working in heavy swarths.


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.


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.

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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.


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.


The main drive chains on the F5400 round baler can continuously receive oil. The Chamber chains, rotor chain, pick up chains and pick up cam track are oiled continuously from the oil pump, which is driven off the gearbox.

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The drive side of the bale chamber can be greased through a series of easily accessible grease banks. The 50mm bearings on the non drive side can also be greased.


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.


The bale chamber on the McHale F5400 round baler produces a 1.23 X 1.25 metre round bale. The bale chamber on the F5400 round baler is comprised of 18 heavy duty rollers.

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The 18 rollers in the bale chamber of the F5400 round baler are made from high-grade tubular steel for maximum strength, while roller design ensures maximum traction. The roller ends are fitted with heavy-duty 50mm shafts on the drive and non-drive side.

The rollers on the McHale F5400 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.


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

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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 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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Technical Data

Height 2.45m
Weight 3260kg
Length 4.05m
Width 2.55m

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

Number of Knives 0
Theoretical Chop Length 0
Knife Protection Not Applicable
Knife Deactivation Not Applicable
Unblocking System Drop Floor

Diameter (m) 1.25
Width (m) 1.23
Bale Chamber Feed Feed Rotor
Number of Rollers 18
Bearings 50mm**
Greasing Centralised Blocks Manual

Net Roll Capacity 1 + 1 Storage
Net System Vario Stretch
Control Manual or Automatic
Net Adjustment Manual on Baler

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

Control System Wizard Control Console
Operation Semi Automatic
Density Adjustment On Baler Valve

Axle 8 Stud
Tyres Standard 340/75-17
Tyres Optional 500/50-17
Bale Kicker Indicator Not Available
Road Lights Standard

Minimum Power Requirement 60kW (80hp)
Hydraulics 2 Double Acting Spools
*Width will depend on tyre selection
**Bearings are double raced on the main load points

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