The McHale Fusion Vario is a fully automatic variable chamber integrated baler wrapper, which consists of a high output baler and a vertical wrapping ring. The machine benefits from two unique patents; a patented bale transfer system and a patented vertical wrapping ring.
The Fusion Vario also has the ability to make bales of hay and straw from 0.6m to 1.68m (2′ – 5′ 6 “) but in haylage or silage, it produces bales from 1m to 1.45m (3′ 3 ” – 4′ 8 “) to allow for wrapping.
The Fusion Vario provides the operator with the flexibility to produce various size bales without the need to return to the yard to change machines for baling different types of crop over the course of a day. As it is an integrated baler wrapper, only one operator and tractor is required to carry out the task of baling and wrapping which leads to reduced costs in labour.
REDUCED CROP LOSS
The single belt on the McHale Fusion Vario reduces crop loss compared to multiple belts which is particularly beneficial when baling short chopped crops such as alfalfa.
BALE ONLY PROGRAMME
When baling hay or straw, the operator has the ability to carry and place bales in pairs of two for easy collection.
|2.1m Pick-Up||Crop Roller||iTouch Control System|
|Inbuilt Camera System||Drop Floor Unblocking System||Double Drive Variable Bale Chamber|
|15 Knife Chopper Unit with Heavy Duty Rotor||Single Belt Bale Chamber with Endless Belt||Bale Shape Indicators|
|Patented Bale Transfer Delivering Higher Output||High Speed Vertical Wrapping Ring||Fully Automatic Operation|
Single Belt (Optional)
|Mechanical Tailgate Locking||Drop Floor Sensor|
|* 55 mm bearings fitted to rollers with long shafts and double sprockets|
The McHale Fusion Vario is a unique machine which benefits from two McHale patents. As the transfer cradle moves the bale towards the wrapping ring, the wrapping roller closest to the bale chamber pivots out of the way which reduces the height the bale has to travel to get to the wrapper. This clever system saves time, as the patented system moves the bale quickly ensuring the McHale Fusion Vario delivers the highest possible output
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 capture the next ejected bale.
The McHale Fusion Vario can produce bales of various sizes, from 1–1.45m (3′ 3″–4′ 8″), for wrapping with the high speed vertical wrapping ring. On adjustment of the bale size from the iTouch control console, the patented tip roller adjusts its height in line with the selected bale size to ensure the plastic always goes onto the centre of the bale, regardless of the bale diameter. This ensures the correct overlap is always achieved resulting in an even distribution of plastic on the bale.
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 Variable Chamber Baler Range 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. McHale have designed 3 rotors for the Variable Chamber Baler Range.
To ensure a consistent and even chop quality, two chopping options have been developed for the McHale variable chamber machines.
All McHale Fusion Vario 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 variable 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 variable chamber baler range is comprised of heavy-duty endless belt(s). The belts are extremely hard wearing and are reinforced with synthetic material, which ensures that the belt(s) can absorb and apply high pressure to the material in the Bale chamber.
A heavy-duty drive system powers belt and bale rotation on all machines in the variable chamber baler range. On the McHale Fusion Vario, a double drive system is fitted to ensure belt rotation and bale formation.
The McHale variable chamber baler 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.
A high performance netter has been designed and developed for the McHale variable chamber baler range. This netter is very reliable and and comprises of a moving roller which allows the roll of net to rotate as it is being applied to ensure even net application.
The McHale “iTouch System” is a modern control console featuring the latest in touch screen technology, boasting a large 7″ colour screen, in a rugged, hard-wearing enclosure displaying all the information that a user requires to monitor how the machine is performing.
McHale machines work in different conditions around the world. To optimise performance, we offer a number of options in the McHale variable chamber range. We recommend you speak with your local dealer/distributor as regards the best configuration to meet your requirements
The McHale Fusion Vario is a fully automatic variable chamber integrated baler wrapper, which consists of a high output baler and a vertical wrapping ring. The Fusion Vario also has the ability to make bales of hay and straw from 0.6m to 1.68m (2′ – 5′ 6 “) but in haylage or silage, it produces bales from 1m to 1.45m (3′ 3 ” – 4′ 8 “) to allow for wrapping.
|Length||6.3 m (20’ 8”)|
(9’ 8” )*
|Height||3.3 m (10’9″)|
|* Width will depend on tyre selection|
|Working Width||2100 mm (6’11”)|
|Tine spacing||70 mm|
|Short Crop Guard||Optional|
|Pick Up Guide Wheels||Standard|
|Number of Knives||15|
|Theoretical Chop Length||65mm|
|Knife Deactivation||Hydraulic from Cab|
|Unblocking System||Drop Floor|
|Diameter||0.6 m (2’) to 1.68 m (5’ 6”)|
|Width||1.23 m (4’)|
|Bale Chamber Feed||15 Knife Chopper Feed Rotor|
|Number of Belts||1|
|Net Adjustment||In Cab|
|Net System||High Performance Netter|
|Net Roll Capacity||1+2 Storage|
|Control||Manual or Automatic|
|Main Drive Protection||Cam Clutch|
|Pick Up Protection||Slip Clutch|
|Bale Chamber||Double Drive|
|Density Adjustment||In Cab|
|Bale Size Adjustment||In Cab|
|Electronics||12 Volt DC, 20 amp|
|Minimum Hydraulic Flow||45 l/min @ 180 bar|
|Hydraulic System||Open, Closed or Load Sensing|
|Minimum PTO Requirements||85 kW (114hp)|