The McHale Fusion 4 Plus is a fully automatic integrated baler wrapper which can apply film or net wrap to the barrel of the bale, delivering optimum bale shape and bale density. The Fusion 4 Plus can provide high quality fodder through the use of the film binding system, resulting in better silage quality and easier feed out.
The machine is equipped with a patented bale transfer system and a vertical wrapping ring. These two McHale patents deliver maximum output whilst keeping the machine short and compact at 5.8 metres in length. The machine is equipped with a 25 knife-chopping unit and uses ISOBUS software.
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 according to the manufacturers recommendations which is a higher ratio than 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, removal and recycling of the film 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.
Patented Bale Transfer
When the bale is bound in the bale chamber, the bale chamber splits horizontally. As the top section of the bale chamber moves up, the lower section of the bale chamber simultaneously moves up and out, transferring the bale onto the wrapping platform.
The McHale Fusion 4 Plus is fitted with ISOBUS as standard. For customers without an ISOBUS tractor, an optional ISO-PLAY 7 or ISO-PLAY 12 terminal can be used. Through the ISOBUS tractor’s terminal or McHale’s ISO-PLAY terminals, the operator is provided with clear indicators of machine performance and allows for increased levels of monitoring, through the graphic display.
|2.1m Profi-Flo Pick-Up||25 Knife Heavy Duty Feed Rotor||Drop Floor Unblocking System|
|50 & 55 mm Bale Chamber Bearings*||1¼” Chain on the Bale Chamber||Automatic Progressive Greasing System|
|Automatic Oiling System (with Lube Interval Adjustment & Alarm)||ISOBUS Compatibility||560/60-22.5 Tyres|
|18 Roller Bale Chamber||Film or Net Binding||Vertical Wrapping Ring with Film Break Sensors|
* 55 mm bearings fitted to rollers with long shafts and double sprockets
McHale have created their highest output pick-up for the Fusion 4 range. The new Profi-Flo pick-up has been designed to increase crop intake through more efficient crop flow and has been engineered to ensure end users are operating with a high-performance pick-up that is designed to suit various working conditions.
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 vertical wrapping ring on the Fusion range is fitted with two 750 mm dispensers. Using both dispensers, all machines in the Fusion 4 range take approximately 18 seconds to apply 4 layers of film and approximately 24 seconds to apply 6 layers of film. This means that the wrapping platform is always waiting for the next bale.
All McHale Profi-Flo pick-ups come with a number of standard features that include:
Over the course of a baling season, machines have to work with different volumes of crop. The McHale patented adaptive intake allows the intake area to automatically adjust for light and heavy crops to facilitate a smooth crop flow into the chamber.
All machines in the McHale Fusion range come fitted with a 540 rpm split drive gearbox as standard. The gearbox design ensures that power is evenly distributed to both sides of the machine.
The star shaped feed rotor ensures a high-capacity flow of crop into the bale chamber. The flights on the rotor are laid out in a spiral formation to achieve consistent crop flow. As crop enters the rotor, rotating flights feed the crop to 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 integrated bale wrapper range.
All McHale Fusion machines have the option to be fitted with a selectable knife system. Various knife configurations can be chosen depending on the knife bank specification.
As baling conditions are not always ideal, uneven swaths can occur which can lead to blockages. All machines in the McHale Fusion 4 range are fitted with the McHale drop floor unblocking system, a feature which operators have come to love for its simplicity of use and effective unblocking cycle.
The drop floor unblocking system has a number of novel features which aid the operator and the performance of the machine to handle uneven swaths which can lead to blockages.
The bale chamber on the McHale Fusion 4 range 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.
The McHale Fusion 4 range of machines are fitted with individual grease and oil pumps. The grease pump is connected to the downward movement of the bale tip, while the oil pump is connected to the upward movement of the bale tip. This ensures that grease and oil is applied evenly and continuously as the machine operates.
Two high performance binding systems have been designed & developed to ensure optimum performance. The Fusion 4 & Fusion 4 Pro are equipped with a pivot stretch net system and the Fusion 4 Plus is fitted with an infinite stretch hydraulic binding system.
The McHale Fusion 4 range is fitted with a Servo Operated Load Sensing Control Valve which, makes the baling and wrapping process fully automatic.
In normal working conditions, the ever-efficient wrapping process is always completed ahead of the baler, meaning that the wrapping platform is always ready and waiting to receive the next bale.
All McHale Fusion 4 Pro and Fusion 4 Plus machines are ISOBUS compatible as standard. McHale ISOBUS machines can be plugged into any ISOBUS tractor connection and operated via the tractor’s own terminal in the cab.
If the customer wishes to operate an ISOBUS controlled machine with a tractor that is not ISOBUS compatible, they can do so through the optional McHale ISO-PLAY terminal.
Film binding 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. It also forms a wrapping layer and gives better film or plastic coverage on the largest surface of the bale.
McHale machines work in different conditions around the world. To optimise performance, we offer a number of options in the McHale Fusion 4 range. We recommend you speak with your local dealer/distributor as regards the best features or options to meet your requirement
The McHale Fusion 4 Plus is a fully automatic integrated baler wrapper which can apply film or net wrap to the barrel of the bale, delivering optimum bale shape and bale density. The Fusion 4 Plus can provide high quality fodder through the use of the film binding system, resulting in better silage quality and easier feed out. The machine is equipped with a patented bale transfer system and a vertical wrapping ring. These two McHale patents deliver maximum output whilst keeping the machine short and compact at 5.8 metres in length.
|Length||5.8 m (19′)|
|Width||2.76 / 2.94 m* (9′ – 9’8″)*|
|Height||3.02 m (9’10”)|
* Width depends on tyre selections
|Working Width||2100mm (6’11”)|
|Tine Bars||5 (Camless Option with 6)|
|Tine Spacing||Camtrack: 67mm (2 5/8”)
Camless: 55mm (2 1/8”)
|Pick Up Lift||Hydraulic|
|Pick Up Guide Wheels (pneumatic)||Standard – with Fold Back|
|Maximum Number of Knives||25|
|Theoretical Chop Length||46 mm
|Unblocking System||Automatic Drop Floor|
|Knife Control||Electronic from Tractor Cab|
|Knife Protection||Hydraulic & Mechanical|
|Auto Knife Drop||Standard|
|Number of Rollers||18|
|Width||1.23 m (4′)|
|Diameter||1.25 m (4’1”)|
**Bearings are 55 mm double raced on the main load points
|Type||NRF or Net|
|Net or NRF Roll Capacity||4|
|Binding System||Infinite Stretch|
|Control||Manual or Automatic|
|System||Vertical Wrapping Ring|
|Film Storage||10 Rolls & 2 on the Wrapper|
|Film Layers||2+2+2 System|
|Dispensers||2 x 750 mm|
|Film Stretch||70% standard (55% optional)|
|Pre & Post Roll||Standard|
|Bale Tip Adjustment||Electronic from Tractor Cab|
|Pick Up Protection||Slip Clutch|
|Main Drive Protection||Cam Clutch|
|Chain Lubrication||Automatic (Standard)|
|Operation||Fully Automatic Electronic|
|Control System||ISOBUS (Optional ISO-PLAY)|
|Inbuilt Cameras||2x Inbuilt Camera|
|Tyre Sizes||560/60R 22.5 (standard)|
|Electronics||12 Volt DC, 20 amp approx.|
|Minimum Hydraulic Flow||45 l/min @ 180 bar|
|Hydraulic System||Open, Closed or Load Sensing|
|Minimum Power Requirements||85kW (115hp)|