The McHale 998 High Speed square bale wrapper contains all the features of the standard McHale 998. Through the use of Laser Sensors, the 998 High Speed dispensers can operate at speeds of up to approximately 40rpm. This increase in speed has the ability to deliver 35% more output over a standard 998 based on field test conducted in 2017.
The McHale 998 High Speed also comes as standard with an Adjustable Maximum Speed Setting. This allows the operator to set the speed at which they wish to work at depending on the bale size and quality of film being used. By choosing a setting on the control console, the operator can select a speed from 25rpm up to approximately 40rpm.
|Bale Size (minimum)||Bale Size (maximum)||Max Bale Length|
80cm X 60cm
(2’8″ x 2′)
120cm x 160cm
(4′ x 5’3″)*
*including double square bales measuring 120cm x 70cm (4′ x 2’4″) in size.
**depending on bale profile and shape
|Fully Automatic Electronic Control||In-cab Control of Bale Size and Film Layer|
|PTO Driven Load Sensing Hydraulics||Hydraulic Drawbar Movement|
|Continuous Cycle Function (Load / Wrap / Drop Bale)||Patented Oscillating Rollers (for Even Wrap Application and Bale Rotation)|
|Automatic Bale Levelling||2 X 750mm Dispensers|
|Hydraulic Cut & Hold||Film Break Sensors|
|Quick-Fit Dispenser Film Change||Film Replacement Loading Step|
|External Dispenser Index Button||12 Roll Storage (10 in Storage and 2 in Dispensers)|
|Low Ground Pressure Tyres with Braked Axle|
The McHale 998 square bale wrapper is equipped with a fully integrated, PTO driven, load sensing hydraulic system allowing for a low horsepower requirement.
The front-loading conveyor on the McHale 998 allows for effortless square bale loading. This system allows for 3 bales to be moved together.
The patented oscillating rollers on the 998 High Speed square bale wrapper cradle the bale between the rollers as it is being wrapped. The oscillating rollers rotate the square bale at a uniform pace ensuring that the square bale receives the correct and even overlap, which ensures a tight seal and a high-quality finished square bale of crop.
The 998 High Speed features a patented roller angle measuring and levelling system, which gives a consistent and even wrap regardless of square bale size or shape.
As with all McHale bale wrappers, the reliability of the cut and hold systems is a feature of the utmost importance. On the last rotation of the wrapping cycle, the cut and holds extend out and the wrapping film is gently gathered in the cut and hold rails.
The McHale 998 features two 750mm aluminum dispensers. The units are designed so that the angle that they work at during the wrapping cycle stays constant in order to maintain a consistent stretch.
The twin satellite dispensers are fitted with film break sensors, which notify the operator through the control console in the tractor cab if one or both dispensers run out of film.
On the McHale 998, the dispenser’s lock and load system simplifies film loading.
The McHale 998 High Speed can carry 12 rolls of film: 2 rolls in the wrapping dispensers and 10 spare rolls in film storage.
Through the use of Laser Sensors, the 998 High Speed can operate at approximately 40rpm in High Speed Wrapping Mode. These sensors allow for the satellite wrapping arms to safely increase in speed.
All 998 High Speed square bale wrappers feature an In-cab Expert control console to allow the operator to control the machine at the touch of a button. The McHale 998 High Speed is a fully automatic machine thanks to the continuous automatic cycle which operates all the wrapping functionality of the machine.
A new wired handpiece control comes as standard to work with the McHale 998 High Speed square bale wrapper.
McHale machines work in different conditions around the world. To optimise performance, we offer a number of options in the McHale 998 range. We recommend you speak with your local dealer/distributor as regards the best features or options to meet your requirements.
Watch the video for the McHale 998 High Speed square bale wrapper, a high-output machine packed with features including a fully integrated, PTO driven, load sensing hydraulics system, conveyor loading with fast positioning of the square bale into the bale wrapping position, hydraulically operated cut & tie system, auto square bale levelling and a two point linkage mounted swivel headstock.
|Transport Length||7.3 m (24′)|
|Transport Width||2.99 m
|Transport Height||3.69 m (12′ 1″)|
|Weight (Unladen)||4073 kg (8979 lbs)|
|Bale Sizes||From 80 x 60 cm (2′ 8″ x 2′) to 120 x 160 cm (4′ x 5′ 3″)
including double bales: 120 x 70cm (4′ x 2′ 4″)
Max bale length 2 m (6′ 7″)*
|Film Roll Storage||12
(10 in storage and 2 in dispensers)
|High Speed Sensors||Standard|
|Roll Loading Step||Standard|
|External Dispenser Index Button||Standard|
*depending on bale profile and shape
|Axle||6 Stud Braked|
(Air brakes – optional)
|Attachment to Tractor||Cat II/III lower linkage SAE
6 spline PTO shaft
|PTO Speed||500-800 RPM|
|Hydraulic Requirement||Continuous – Independent
Load Sensing Pump Driven off PTO
|Hydraulic Connection||3 x Male ½” Quick Release
|Control Console||Expert Control Console|
|Wired Handpiece Control||Standard|
|Radio Remote Control Kit||Optional|
|Static Wrapping Table||Optional|
|Static Wrapping Table||Optional|