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.
The F5600 Plus fully automatic round baler comes standard with all the high specification features of the F5600 round baler but also benefits from;
The concept of putting film on the barrel of the bale is known as “Film binding technology.” The plastic which is applied to the barrel of the bale forms an additional layer of wrap across the largest surface of the bale, whilst also binding the bale together.
The film which is applied to the barrel of the bale can be stretched to approximately 20%, a higher ratio than what can be achieved with net wrap. This additional layer of film on the barrel of the bale provides higher quality silage as the film can be stretched more than net. This in turn, expels more air, resulting in better silage quality.
By using film to bind the bale together, recycling is made easier as the farmer is only left with one form of waste to recycle and can avoid the unpleasant and time consuming job of separating net from the plastic.
Advantages of Film Binding
Chamber Film Acts As A Wrapping Layer
The plastic which is added to the barrel of the bale to keep the bale together also forms part of the wrapping process. This adds value by placing more plastic on the largest surface of the bale.
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.
Chamber Film Delivers Higher Quality Silage
As the plastic is being stretched during application to the barrel of the bale, it expels more air than net wrap does and as a consequence, results in better silage quality.
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 recycled.
|25 Knife Heavy Duty Feed Rotor
|Drop Floor Unblocking System
|50 mm Bale Chamber Bearings*
|1¼” Chain on the Bale Chamber
|Automatic Progressive Greasing System
|Continuous Oiling System
|Expert Plus Control Console
|18 Roller Bale Chamber
|Film or Net Binding
|Independent Camera for Film Monitoring
* 55 mm bearings fitted to rollers with long shafts and double sprockets
In the development of the Fusion 3 Plus, McHale realised that changes in temperature and sun light could affect the chamber wrapping film; 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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
The star shaped, twin finger feed rotor ensures a high-capacity flow of crop into the bale chamber.
To ensure a consistent and even chop quality, a robust and powerful 25 knife chopper unit has been developed for the McHale F5600 Plus fixed chamber baler.
All McHale F5600 machines have the option to be fitted with a selectable knife system. Various knife configurations can be chosen depending on the knife bank specification.
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.
The bale chamber on the McHale F5600 PLUS round baler produces a 1.23 X 1.25 metre round bale. The bale chamber on the F5600 round baler is comprised of 18 heavy duty rollers.
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.
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.
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 PLUS 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.
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.
Film/ Net loading has been optimised on the F5600 PLUS baler by the simple yet very effective rock and roll net loading system.
McHale machines work in different conditions around the world. To optimise machine performance, we offer a number of options in the McHale fixed chamber range. We recommend you speak with your local dealer/distributor as regards the best configuration to meet your requirements
Watch the video for the McHale F5600 Plus which is fitted with a servo-operated load sensing control valve, making the baling process fully automatic. The machine is also equipped with a 25 knife chopping unit and an in chamber film bale binding system.
|2.58 m (8’6″)*
|4.05 m (13’3″)
|3850 kg (8,488 lbs)
|2.45 m (8′)
|*Width will depend on tyre selection
|2100 mm (6’11”)
|Pick Up Guide Wheels
|Pick Up Lift
|Short Crop Guard
|70 mm (2 3/4”)
|Number of Knives
|Theoretical Chop Length
|46 mm (1 3/4”)
|Hydraulic from Cab
|1.23 m (4′)
|1.25 m (4’1”)
|Number of Rollers
|Bale Chamber Feed
|**Bearings are 55mm double raced on the main load points
|Film/ Net Adjustment
|Film/ Net System
|Film/ Net Roll Capacity
|Manual or Automatic
|Main Drive Protection
|Pick Up Protection
|Expert Plus Control Console
|500/50 – 22.5
|520/55 R 22.5
|Bale Kicker Indicator
|Minimum Power Requirement
|2 Double Acting Spools