F5500 - 15 Knife Fixed Chamber Baler

Over the last decade the McHale range of balers have been operating in over 5 continents in some of the world’s most difficult conditions. McHale balers have developed a reputation for providing high output, excellent reliability, operator comfort and top resale value.

The F5000 range of balers brings baling to a new level with features like progressive greasing and oiling, our drop floor unblocking system which combined with our high specification components, ensures long life, reliability and a machine that is rugged enough to handle the toughest of crops and ground conditions.

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Overview


The McHale F5500 is a semi-automatic, 15 knife chopper Fixed Chamber Baler, which comes fitted with automatic progressive greasing as standard. It is equipped with a Wizard Plus Control Box, which allows the operator to control features such as drop floor and knife position. Bale density can also be adjusted on the machine. The machine is fitted with 500/50-17 tyres as standard.


 

Standard Features:

2.1m Pick-Up 15 Knife Heavy Duty Feed Rotor Drop Floor Unblocking System
50 mm Bale Chamber Bearings* 1¼” Chain on the Bale Chamber Progressive Greasing System
Continuous Oiling System Wizard Plus Control Console 500/50-17 Tyres
18 Roller Bale Chamber High Performance Vario Stretch Netter Bale Kicker
* 55 mm bearings fitted to rollers with long shafts and double sprockets
Features

Pick-Up

Features

Pick-Up

Over the last decade, McHale has designed and developed various types of pick-ups. After extensive testing, McHale decided it will offer customers the choice of 2 pick-up options depending on their working conditions:

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Heavy-Duty Pick-Up

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Heavy-Duty Pick-Up

The specially designed McHale pick-up is positioned close to the rotor to improve delivery of the crop through the rotor to the bale chamber. Large diameter lateral feed augers help direct crop to the bale chamber ensuring a consistent and even crop flow for producing high density bales.

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Adaptive Intake

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Adaptive Intake

Over the course of a baling season, machines have to work with different volumes of crop. McHale have designed an adaptive intake which allows the intake area to automatically adjust for light and heavy crops to facilitate a smooth crop flow into the chamber.

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Split Drive GearBox

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Split Drive GearBox

A 540rpm Split Drive Gearbox is fitted to all machines in the McHale Fixed Chamber Range as standard. The gearbox design ensures that power is evenly distributed to both sides of the machine.

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Rotor

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Rotor

The star shaped, twin finger feed rotor ensures a high-capacity flow of crop into the bale chamber.

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Chopper Unit

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Chopper Unit

To ensure a consistent and even chop quality, two chopping options have been developed for the McHale fixed chamber machines.

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Selectable Knife System

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Selectable Knife System

All McHale F5500 machines have the option to be fitted with a selectable knife system. Various knife configurations can be chosen depending on the knife bank specification.

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Drop Floor Unblocking

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Drop Floor Unblocking

For over a decade, all machines in the fixed chamber baler range are fitted with the McHale Drop Floor Unblocking System, a feature which operators have come to love for it’s simplicity of use and effective unblocking cycle.

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Bale Chamber

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Bale Chamber

The bale chamber on the McHale F5500 is comprised of an 18 roller bale chamber. It has a diameter of 1.23m x 1.25m (4′ ½” x 4′ 1¼”) and is formed from heavy duty rollers.

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Oiling & Greasing

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Oiling & Greasing

The McHale fixed chamber range of balers are all fitted with a continuous oiling system. Once the PTO is engaged, the continuous oiling system constantly lubricates the chains to ensure a long lifetime. A lube alarm sounds after 300 bales to inform the operator to refill the oil tank.

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Vario Stretch Net System

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Vario Stretch Net System

A high performance netter has been designed and developed for the F5000 range. The net tension can be simply adjusted on a variable pulley on the right hand side of the machine.

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Net Loading & Storage

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Net Loading & Storage

Net loading has been optimised on the F5000 baler range by the simple yet very effective rock and roll net loading system.

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Wizard Plus Control Console

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Wizard Plus Control Console

The F5500 is equipped with the Wizard Plus Control Box. This contains a large graphic display which allows the operator to control machine features such as drop floor and knife position

 

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Options

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Options

McHale machines work in different conditions around the world. To optimise machine performance, we offer a number of options in the McHale Fixed Chamber Baler range. We recommend you speak with your local dealer/distributor as regards the best configuration to meet your requirements.

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    McHale F5500 15 Knife Chopper Baler

    Watch the video for the McHale F5500 15 Knife Chopper Baler which with all 15 knifes engaged, can deliver a theoretical chop length of 65mm. It comes standard with the McHale Drop Floor Unblocking System, Heavy Duty Bearings on the bale chamber, heavy-duty chains and a continuous oiling system.

    The Customer Experience

    James Mulhall farms in the centre of Ireland with a mixed enterprise of dairy, beef and tillage. We spoke to him about his decision to buy a McHale F5500 and how it suits his farm.

      Technical Specification

      Width 2.55 (8’4″)*
      Length 4.05 m (13’3″)
      Weight 3500 kg (7,716 lbs)
      Height 2.45 m (8′)
      *Width will depend on tyre selection
      Working Width 2100 mm (6’11”)
      Pick Up Guide Wheels Standard
      Pick Up Lift Hydraulic
      Crop Roller Optional
      Short Crop Guard Standard
      Tine spacing 70 mm (2 3/4”)
      Tine Bars 5
      Number of Knives 15
      Theoretical Chop Length 65 mm
      Knife Protection Hydraulic
      Knife Deactivation Hydraulic from Cab
      Unblocking System Drop Floor
      Width 1.23 m (4′)
      Diameter 1.25 m (4’1”)
      Greasing Automatic Progressive
      Bearings 50 mm**
      Number of Rollers 18
      Bale Chamber Feed Baler Rotor
      **Bearings are 55mm double raced on the main load points
      Net Adjustment Manual on Baler
      Net System Vario Stretch
      Net Roll Capacity 1 + 1 Storage
      Control Manual or Automatic
      Gearbox Split Drive
      Main Drive Protection Cam Clutch
      Pick Up Protection Slip Clutch
      Chain Lubrication Continuous
      Control System Wizard Plus Control Console
      Operation Semi Automatic
      Density Adjustment On Baler Valve
      Axle 8 Stud
      Tyres Standard 500/50 – 17
      Tyres Optional 500/50 – 22.5
      Bale Kicker Indicator N/A
      Road Lights Standard
      Minimum Power Requirement 67kW (90hp)
      Hydraulics 2 Double Acting Spools
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      Adapted for Multipurpose

      As with all McHale machines the McHale F5500 fixed chamber round baler has been designed with the demands of today’s farmer and contractors in mind. This common sense approach to design ensures that machine operation is kept simple and user friendly.

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