998 - Square Bale Wrapper

The McHale Square Bale Wrapper Range has been designed with the demands of today’s farmer and contractor in mind. This common-sense approach to design ensures that each machine’s operation is kept simple and user friendly, while delivering the highest output and reliability through the use of quality components, precision engineering and our patented oscillating rollers and patented roller angle measuring system.

Designed to provide greater operator comfort and flexibility whilst maximising output and reducing maintenance intervals, the McHale 998 range has become renowned and respected worldwide for bringing square bale wrapping to a new level.

 

 

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Overview


The 998 square bale wrapper is 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.

It is equipped with two patents;

  1. Patented Oscillating Rollers – These cradle the bale during wrapping and steadily rotate the bale to ensure a uniform and correct overlap.
  2. Patented Roller Angles Measuring System – This ensure a consistent and even wrap regardless of square bale size or shape.

 

Bale Sizes


Bale Size (minimum) Bale Size (maximum) Max Bale Length
80cm X 60cm

(2’8″ x 2′)

120cm x 160cm

(4′ x 5’3″)*

2m

(6’7″)**

*including double square bales measuring 120cm x 70cm (4′ x 2’4″) in size.

**depending on bale profile and shape


 

Standard Features

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
Features

Independent Load Sensing Hydraulic System

Features

Independent Load Sensing Hydraulic System

The McHale 998 square bale wrapper is equipped with a fully integrated, PTO driven, load sensing hydraulic system allowing for a low horsepower requirement.

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Conveyor Loading

Features

Conveyor Loading

The front-loading conveyor on the McHale 998 allows for effortless square bale loading. This system allows for 3 bales to be moved together.

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Patented Oscillating Rollers

Features

Patented Oscillating Rollers

The patented oscillating rollers on the 998 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.

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Patented Roller Angle Measuring & Levelling System

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Patented Roller Angle Measuring & Levelling System

The 998 features a patented roller angle measuring and levelling system, which gives a consistent and even wrap regardless of square bale size or shape.

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Features

Hydraulic Cut & Hold System

Features

Hydraulic Cut & Hold System

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.

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Quick Fit Dispensers

Features

Quick Fit Dispensers

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.

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Film Break Sensors

Features

Film Break Sensors

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.

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Easy Film Loading

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Easy Film Loading

On the McHale 998, the dispenser’s lock and load system simplifies film loading.

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Extra Film Storage

Features

Extra Film Storage

The McHale 998 square bale wrapper can carry 12 rolls of film: 2 rolls in the wrapping dispensers and 10 spare rolls in film storage.

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Features

Expert Control Console

Features

Expert Control Console

All 998 square bale wrappers range feature an in-cab Expert control console to allow the operator to control the machine at the touch of a button. The McHale 998 is a fully automatic machine thanks to the continuous automatic cycle which operates all the wrapping functionality of the machine.

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Wired Handpiece Control

Features

Wired Handpiece Control

A new wired handpiece control comes as standard to work with the McHale 998 square bale wrapper.

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Features

Options

Features

Options

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.

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    McHale 998 – Square Bale Wrapper

    Watch the video for the 998 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.

      Technical Specification

      Transport Length  7.3 m (24′)
      Transport Width  2.99 m

      (9′ 8″)

      Transport Height  3.69 m (12′ 1″)
      Weight (Unladen) 4070 kg (8972 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″)*

      Maximum Wrapping Speed 25
      Film Roll Storage 12

      (10 in storage and 2 in dispensers)

      Roll Loading Step Standard
      External Dispenser Index Button Standard

      *depending on bale profile and shape

      Tyres 400/70-20
      Axle 6 Stud Braked
      Brakes Hydraulic Brakes

      (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
      (1xS.A. 1xD.A.)
      Control Console Expert Control Console
      Wired Handpiece Control Standard
      Radio Remote Control Kit Optional
      Static Wrapping Table Optional
      Air Brakes Optional
      Static Wrapping Table Optional
      Options

      Adapted for Multipurpose

      On the McHale 998 square bale wrapper, the dispenser’s lock and load system makes film loading really easy. When removing the core of the used roll of plastic the dispenser bobbin locks in place. When a new roll of plastic is in the loading position, it can be locked in place by simply pulling the cord on the dispenser.

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