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The McHale Fusion 4 Pro is a fully automatic machine that uses net to bind the bale in the chamber and possesses a host of new features to maximise operator comfort. ISOBUS software provides the operator with in-cab net and density adjustment, camera options and a wide variety of useful data features.

The new McHale Fusion 4 range has been developed with a focus on operator comfort and machine performance, while still ensuring the renowned simplicity and reliability is maintained.

Our specialist team of engineers have maximised machine intake and output, increased bale density and reduced maintenance intervals to ensure the Fusion 4 range of machines surpasses all your baling and wrapping expectations. These levels of comfort, when paired with proven features such as the patented bale transfer system and the vertical wrapping ring, enable the McHale Fusion 4 range of machines to offer durability, reliability and high-output to the end user.

Standard Features

2.1 m Profi-Flo Pick-Up
• 25 Knife Heavy Duty Feed Rotor
• Automatic Drop Floor Unblocking System
• 18 Roller Bale Chamber
• 50 & 55 mm Bale Chamber Bearings (55 mm bearings fitted to rollers with long shafts and double sprockets)
• 1¼” Chain on the Bale Chamber
• Automatic Progressive Greasing System
• 4 Bar Pivot Stretch Netter
• Automatic Oiling System with Lube Interval Adjustment & Alarm
• ISOBUS Compatibility
• Vertical Wrapping Ring with Film Break Sensors
• 560/60-22.5 Tyres

 

IN-CAB ADJUSTMENT

The ISOBUS control console allows for bale density to be adjusted from the comfort of the tractor cab. Depending on the crop and conditions, the operator can also adjust the number of layers of net on the control console.

 

DROP FLOOR UNBLOCKING

The drop floor unblocking system is fitted with an automatic unblocking function as standard. When connected to an ISOBUS tractor, the Auto Unblock feature lowers the floor when a blockage is detected. Once the operator restarts the PTO and clears the blockage, the drop floor will raise to its original position.

 

AUTO KNIFE DROP

In order to facilitate various feeding methods, McHale have developed a system allowing the outside of the bale not to be chopped. This allows the operator to chop the forage until the bale is almost complete, at which point the machine will automatically lower the knives. This improves machine intake and aids fodder distribution for the farmer.

 

CONTROL CONSOLES

The McHale Fusion 4 Pro 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 consoles, the operator is provided with clear indicators of machine performance and allows for increased levels of monitoring, through the graphic display.

 

CAMERA DISPLAY AS STANDARD

The McHale Fusion 4 Pro comes fitted with a camera as standard to monitor the transfer and wrapping operation at the rear of the machine. When using an ISO-PLAY terminal, this camera automatically displays on the control console in the tractor cab when the bale is being transferred to the wrapping table, at the beginning of the wrapping cycle and when the bale is about to be tipped.

 

 
Features

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.

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The new tapered feed channel encourages the crop to flow from the pick-up and then move towards the rotor and into the bale chamber, maximising throughput. To reduce maintenance, all Profi-Flo pick-ups are fitted with a heavier driveline which reduces chain load and increases chain life.

 

McHale offer 2 Pick-Up Options depending on crop and working conditions. Your dealer can advise on the best options for your area.

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Profi-Flo Cam Pick-Up

  • As standard, a cam operated 2.1m high-intake galvanised pick-up ensures excellent ground cleaning in all types of crop. The cam pick-up runs on a cam track that is fitted with double raced cam bearings to stand up to the most testing of conditions.
  • All pick-ups across the McHale Fusion 4 Range are fitted with 5 tine bars for excellent ground cleaning, while new side bands ensure a continuous delivery of crop to the bale chamber.
  • A side inspection port allows the operator to quickly check and change the cam bearings if needed.

 

Profi-Flo Camless Pick-Up

  • A 2.1m camless pick-up is available as an option on all machines in the McHale Fusion 4 Range. The camless pick-up has six tine bars to provide excellent ground
    cleaning and fast delivery of crop to the bale chamber. The camless pickup has been designed to increase output and reduce levels of maintenance.

 

All McHale Profi-Flo pick-ups come with a number of Standard Features that include

Heavy-Duty Pick-Up

  • All McHale cam pick-ups have heavy-duty formed tine supports to ensure long service life, while all camless pickups are fitted with a fully welded tine bars. All Profi-Flo camless pick-ups are fitted with two extra columns of tines.

Efficient Crop Flow Delivery

  • On the Profi-Flo pick-up, the tine bands and feed augers are positioned close to the rotor to improve crop flow from the outside of the wide pick-up. Tapering the augers with 45° ends and removing the steel hydraulic pipes above the pick-up has resulted in a massive reduction in the potential for blockages to occur due to lumps, which ensures a consistent and even crop flow for producing high density bales.

Adaptive Intake

  • 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. The adaptive intake plate sits higher in low volumes of crop and can adjust to a lower position for higher volumes of crop. This avoids peak loads and results in higher daily throughput regardless of working conditions.
 

All McHale Fusion 4 Pro and Fusion 4 Plus machines are ISOBUS compatible as standard.

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McHale ISOBUS machines can be plugged into any ISOBUS tractor connection and operated via the tractor’s own terminal in the cab. The machine is connected via the tractor’s ISOBUS connector, which eliminates large cables being routed through the back window of the tractor cab. Alternatively, with an ISOBUS tractor, the operator can use a separate ISOBUS terminal.

Fully Automatic

The ISOBUS control consoles, when combined with the load sensing valve on the McHale Fusion 4 Pro and the McHale Fusion 4 Plus, is capable of making baling and wrapping fully automatic.

Bale Density & Binding Adjustment

The ISOBUS control consoles allow for the bale density to be adjusted from the comfort of the tractor cab. From the
control console, the operator can adjust the number of layers of net or film being applied to the bale. On the McHale Fusion 4 Plus, the operator can also adjust the stretch being applied to the film in the bale chamber from the control console in the tractor cab.

Auto Knife Drop

This feature allows for the operator to chop the forage until the bale is almost complete, at which point the machine will automatically lower the knives. Depending on the feeding method, this can improve fodder distribution and machine intake.

Next VT Functionality

All McHale ISOBUS machines feature a Next VT Function. This function allows the operator to easily move the ISOBUS controls from one terminal to another – eg. tractor terminal to the ISO-PLAY control console.

Easy Pausing

Binding, bale transfer, wrapping and tipping stages of the automatic cycle can be easily and intuitively paused by the operator should the need arise. An ISOBUS Shortcut Button (ISB) allows the operator to quickly put the machine into manual mode and stop all automatic functions.

Additive Applicator

An output for controlling a crop additive applicator is featured on the ISOBUS software. Once the operator has the PTO running this will engage an aftermarket crop additive applicator. During the application of the net or NRF and the transfer of the bale,the applicator will automatically switch off in order to avoid the wastage of additive. An optional headland management kit is also available to detect when the pickup is raised at headlands and switches off the applicator to eliminate wastage.

 

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 console. McHale offer two ISO-PLAY monitor options.

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Customers can purchase a McHale ISO-PLAY 7 or ISO-PLAY 12 control console, which can be used to operate the functions of other ISOBUS machines. Should the customer already own an ISOBUS control console from another machine this then can be used to control the functionality of the McHale Fusion 4 Pro or Fusion 4 Plus.

Through the McHale’s ISO-PLAY consoles, the operator is provided with clear indicators of machine performance and allows for increased levels of monitoring, through the graphic display.

 

OPERATOR COMFORT

The McHale Fusion 4 Pro and Fusion 4 Plus machines are equipped with a host of control functions to make the running of the machine as simple and enjoyable as possible for the operator. These include:

3D Manual Mode

When operating the machine in manual mode, a 3D image of the machine is displayed which allows the operator to select the relevant functions to control. In each function there is an information button that, when pressed, will show the current state of the function, for example:

  • Netter – Net knife tripped or reset
  • Chamber – Open/closed
  • Chopper unit – Knives up/down
  • Information Information – on/off
  • Wrapping Ring – Dispenser position
  • Bale Tip – Up/down
  • Drop Floor- Up/down

 

Smart Switching Cameras

  • All control consoles are fitted with camera functionality as standard on the McHale Fusion 4 Pro and the Fusion 4 Plus. In manual mode, the
    operator can switch to camera mode to view the wrapper and rear of the machine. In automatic mode on all ISO-PLAY consoles, the camera image will appear at intelligent times on the screen during the baling cycle rather than on a time-based system, on existing machines.
  • The smart switching cameras can also be fully customised by the operator to suit their preferred view for when the bale is being transferred or being tipped.
    If an additional camera is required on the McHale Fusion 4 Pro, the control console’s second camera input may be used. This second input is used for displaying the film binding process on the McHale Fusion 4 Plus machines.

 

Virtual Density Gauge

  • A Virtual Density Gauge is displayed on the screen of the connected ISOBUS terminal. This allows the operator to view the density of the bale being produced on screen rather than on the machine body.
  • During the baling process, a bale fill indicator shows the driver how the bale is forming in the chamber. When the desired density is achieved on the graph, a “Stop” warning is signalled to the driver to notify them that crop should stop being fed into the chamber.

 

Self-Diagnostics

All McHale Fusion 4 Pro and Fusion 4 Plus machines can perform diagnostics, which will automatically detect if any pressure or ultrasonic sensors are disconnected/ faulty. If any error is found, a warning will be displayed on the control console.

 

QR Codes

A QR code is displayed alongside error messages on the control console of Fusion 4 Pro and Plus machines.
Scanning this code with the camera of your smart phone will link to an online document with more details on the error.

 

Customer Data System

The McHale control consoles are primarily for monitoring and adjusting machine settings but also contain additional features that the professional farmer and contractor will find invaluable in their day-to-day activities.

  • All McHale control consoles possess a built-in database for storing customer profiles and job details which can be displayed on the tractor terminal, ISO-Play 7 or ISO-Play 12 screen.
  • Information such as customer name, job total, average bale weight and average bale moisture content (if fitted on the machine) can be easily viewed, providing full visibility to the operator of all the jobs completed.
  • Job totals can be stored on the machine and can be viewed through the ISOBUS terminals. The software also features a reset total reminder to prompt the operator to reset the customer total when changing between fields

 

Pre & Post Roll

The McHale Fusion 4 Pro and Fusion 4 Plus feature a pre & post roll function which allows the bale to be rolled before and after
the bale is wrapped. This ensures the net/ NRF and plastic is bound tightly to the bale, depending on which material is used to bind the bale.

 

Bale Weighing System

If fitted with the optional bale weighing system, the control console displays a bale weight icon on its main screen providing the calculated bale weight. The bale weights are accumulated and an average bale weight for the current customer is shown in the individual customer’s profile.

 

Bale Moisture Recording

When fitted with the optional bale moisture recording system, a moisture icon will be shown on the main screen. When the bale is almost full, the moisture values are recorded up until netting begins. Once netting begins, an average moisture value is calculated and displayed. This value is accumulated to create an average moisture content for the job.

 

Aux-N Functionality

McHale control consoles also benefit from full ISOBUS AUX-N compatibility. Commonly used machine functions can be assigned to an auxiliary key on the terminal, assigned to the tractor ISOBUS joystick, or assigned to an aftermarket ISOBUS joystick.

 

Next VT Functionality

All McHale ISOBUS machines feature a Next VT Function. This function allows the operator to easily move the ISOBUS controls from one terminal to another – eg. tractor terminal to the ISO-PLAY control console.

 

The bale chamber on the McHale Fusion 4 Pro integrated baler wrapper splits horizontally (like a clam shell) and the lower section of the bale chamber doubles as a transfer mechanism to transfer the netted bale into the vertical wrapping ring. This unique McHale patented system delivers a number of advantages over other integrated baler wrappers, namely in terms of;

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Simple transfer & reduced handling

As the bottom half of the bale chamber doubles as a transfer mechanism, it eliminates the need for a moving table or lift arm between the baler and the wrapper. This results in reduced handling, higher levels of reliability, faster transfer time and a compact design with a total machine length of just 5.8 metres, delivering better manoeuvrability.

Positive bale transfer on steep ground

The bale is transferred directly onto the wrapper by five drive rollers in the lower section of the bale chamber. This McHale patented bale transfer system makes the McHale Fusion very reliable in all terrains, especially in undulating and hilly ground.

Reliable bale transfer on hillsides

When working with other combined baler wrappers on hillsides, there may be issues with the bale cross traveling as it is being transferred from the baler to the wrapper. With the McHale Fusions, these problems are eliminated as the bale is supported in position by the sidewalls of the bale chamber during the transfer. This results in a reliable transfer even on tougher ground conditions.

A fast smooth transfer

The transfer of the high density bale occurs over the axle of the baler, reducing the stress on the tractor and the machine. Due to the simplicity of the unique McHale bale transfer, there are a reduced number of moving parts and electronic monitoring systems, leading to a more reliable machine.

High output

The transfer occurs in one pass, as the chamber is opening andclosing to release the bale. This means the machine takes a similar amount of time to transfer the bale as a traditional baler would take to eject a bale from the chamber.

High speed

The bale transfer does not slow down the machine output. The bale chamber splits horizontally (like a clam shell) and the lower section of the bale chamber doubles as a transfer mechanism to transfer the bound bale into the vertical wrapping ring.

 

A Split Drive Gearbox is fitted to all machines in the McHale integrated baler wrapper range. The gearbox design ensures that power is evenly distributed to both sides of the baler.

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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 rollers in the bale chamber are driven from the left-hand side of the machine and the pick-up and chopper unit are driven from the right-hand side of the machine. This system ensures direct short transfer paths, leading to optimal power distribution to provide more torque and aid in the reduction of blockages.

McHale machines work in different conditions around the world. In order to optimise machine performance, a 1000 rpm gearbox is available as an option on all machines in the McHale integrated baler wrapper range. The 1000 rpm gearbox provides the following advantages:

• The 1000 rpm gearbox results in an increase in PTO speed with a substantially reduced torque. This reduces the sharp
loads on the drive line, providing the clutch setting with 10% more capacity.

• The option to select a lower PTO speed (if available) on the tractor for easier restarts in the unlikelihood of blocking.

• For lower tractor engine speeds and best fuel efficiency, the 1000 RPM gearbox can be run at an optimal speed range of
900-1000 RPM.

We recommend you speak with your local dealer or distributor regarding which gearbox is best suited to your requirements, based on your working conditions

 

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. The flights on the rotor ensure high output, while the star layout reduces the load peaks as the machines work in heavy swaths.

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The feed rotor or chopping unit boasts a heavy-duty rotor and comb. The flights are welded on both sides for superior strength and on the drive side, the rotor is fitted with a double row bearing with a long service life.

 

To ensure consistent and even chop quality, a robust and powerful 25 knife chopper unit has been developed for the McHale integrated bale wrapper range. A 25 knife chopper unit comes as standard on the McHale Fusion 4 range. A single bank of 25 knives provides a chop length of approximately 46mm. Chop length can be adjusted by removing knives.

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Knives

The knives in the chopping unit are made from hardened tool steel, which ensures long life and maximum productivity by reducing the downtime associated with knife
sharpening. The serrated knife edge creates multiple points of contact with the crop to ensure a consistent chop quality is achieved.

 

Consistent Results

To ensure that the Fusion range always delivers a good chop quality, two monitoring systems have been put in place on the machines. Firstly, knife working pressure is monitored and displayed on the control console. Secondly, a sensor monitors the distance between the top of the knife and the spine on the rotor.

 

Chop Quality

The knives are hydraulically engaged and extend into the spine of the rotor to ensure a consistent chop. A knife sensor monitors knife pressure and alerts the operator through the control console if chop quality has reduced. A primary hydraulic knife protection system protects the knives should they encounter a foreign object. A secondary protection system is in place on each individual knife.

 

Knife Cleaning

To ensure effective operation and a consistent chop length is achieved, the operator can set a knife cleaning cycle to run at desired intervals. This prevents the knives getting jammed when not used for prolonged periods.

 

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.

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The McHale Fusion 4 range is fitted with a drop floor unblocking system, which means blockages can be fed through in three simple steps.

Drop the Floor

  • Should a blockage occur, the sound of the slip clutch alerts the operator, who can hydraulically lower the floor from the tractor cab.

Re-engage the PTO

  • This widens the feed channel and on re-engaging the PTO, the blockage can be fed through.

Reset the Floor

  • The floor can then be reset to its original position and baling can resume.

 

Drop Floor Features

Automatic Drop Floor Reset

  • Automatic drop floor reset comes as standard on the McHale Fusion 4 Pro & Fusion 4 Plus. If a blockage occurs, the operator can press one button on the control console which lowers the floor. After the PTO is re-engaged and the blockage is fed through, the drop floor will automatically rise and the knives will reset to their original position.

Automatic Knife Drop Feature

  • This feature can be enabled on Fusion 4 Pro or Fusion 4 Plus machines from the control console in the cab. This allows the operator to chop the grass until the bale is almost complete, at which point the machine will automatically drop out the knives. Depending on the feeding method, this improves fodder distribution, keeping the bale neater when the mnet or film is removed.

Auto Unblock

  • When connected to an ISOBUS tractor, the drop floor will automatically lower when the software detects a blockage. Once the operator restarts the PTO and the blockage clears, the drop floor will automatically rise to its original position.

Density “0” Setting

  • When baling hay or straw, operators have the ability to select a Density “0” setting on the control box. This allows much lighter bales to be made.
 

The bale chamber on the McHale Fusion 4 range is comprised of an 18 roller bale chamber. The bale chamber diameter is 1.23m x 1.25m (4′ ½” x 4′ 1¼”) and is formed from heavy duty rollers. The 18 rollers are formed from high-grade tubular steel delivering maximum traction, improved bale rotation, enhanced machine performance and produces well-shaped, uniform bales. As a result of having an 18 roller bale chamber, the Fusion 4 range is noted for superior performance in dry crops such as hay and straw.

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Chamber Bearings

Single sprocket rollers on the chamber drive side are equipped with 50 mm shafts and bearings. Rollers under the most load are fitted with double row bearings. All rollers fitted with double sprockets are equipped with 55 mm shafts and double row 55 mm bearings. The non drive side of the bale chamber is also fitted with heavy duty 50 mm bearings.

Heavy Duty Chains

High quality heavy-duty chains ensure reliable operation all around the machine. The main drive chain coming off the gearbox is a high tensile, heavy duty 100H endless chain for maximum strength. All other chains on the drive side of the bale chamber are inch and a quarter (20B). The rotor chain is inch duplex (16 B2) and all pick-up chains are three quarter inch (ASA 60H). New chain tensioners are fitted on all machines in the Fusion 4 range to allow for a spring to be tensioned by simply tightening a bolt at the end which replaces the need to manually release the spring and reattach.

Roller Design & Sealing

Bale chamber rollers are fitted with 50 mm bearings on the drive and non-drive side. Rollers fitted with double sprockets are equipped with 55 mm shafts and double row bearings. All roller ends are fitted with high performance selfcleaning seals that have a unique reverse-thread sealing system. This prevents crop from getting into the bearings; as the roller moves in one direction, the thread on the seal moves in the opposite direction, ensuring that any crop that tries to find its way into the bearing is automatically threaded out. The seals prevent the grease around the bearings from becoming contaminated by crop, resulting in increased reliability.

Bale Density Adjustment

  • Bale density pressure has increased across all machines in the Fusion 4 range. On the McHale Fusion 4, the chamber pre-charge pressure can be easily adjusted by twisting the density control valve on the side of machine.
  • On the McHale Fusion 4 Pro and Fusion 4 Plus, the bale density can be adjusted from the tractor cab using the virtual density pressure gauge displayed on the control console.
 

The McHale Fusion 4 range of machines are fitted with individual grease and oil pumps. The grease pump is connected to thebdownward 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.

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Automatic Greasing

The McHale Fusion 4 integrated baler wrapper range is fitted with a new automatic twin pump lubrication system which has a separate pump for grease and oil. This allows the oiling rate to be adjusted independently by the operator without affecting the greasing rate.

This pressurised system delivers a measured amount of grease around the machine after every bale cycle. Automatic greasing saves time as it reduces the amount of manual greasing to be done by the operator. It also ensures all bearings are greased under high pressure

This system ensures that the grease cartridge usage is spread out evenly over the 300-bale interval. A lube alarm sounds after 300 bales to inform the operator to refill the grease cartridge.

The following components are greased:

  • Bale Chamber Drive Side
  • Bale Chamber Non-Drive Side
  • Rotor Bearings Drive Side
  • Rotor Bearings Non-Drive Side
  • Pick-Up Drive Gears

 

Pressurised Oiling System

The McHale Fusion 4 integrated baler wrapper range is fitted with a pressurised oiling system. Depending on working conditions the operator can adjust the oil flow to the following chains which are serviced by the system:

  • Chamber Drive Side Chains
  • Rotor Drive Chain
  • Pick-Up Drive Chains
  • Pick-Up Cam Track

 

 

 

Two high performance binding systems have been designed and developed to ensure optimum performance. The McHale Fusion 4 & Fusion 4 Pro are equipped with a pivot stretch net system while all Fusion 4 Plus machines are fitted with a infinite stretch hydraulic binding system. These binding units are extremely reliable and feature:

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Endless Adjustment

Endless adjustment of tension to ensure optimum material usage and bale shape

 

Up to 1300 mm

Capacity to take rolls of net wrap up to 1300 mm in width and 4500 m in length

 

180-Degree Wrap

180-degree wrap around on the rubber feed roller, eliminating any net or film slippage while feeding

 

Binding Material Stretch Application

  • The simple yet effective binding systems can either apply net or film to the barrel of the bale depending on the model. These systems ensure efficient net or film usage and that a tight layer of net or film is evenly applied to the bale. The net or film tension can be adjusted depending on the operator’s requirements.
  • To obtain the desired stretch, a large net/film brake has been fitted, which provides 25% more stretch to be easily achieved. This is especially effective when operating in cold weather with film that requires a higher stretch percentage.

 

Net / Film Binding Control

  • New to the McHale Fusion 4 Plus is the ability to manually control the NRF bobbins when operating in manual mode. This feature aids the operator when binding a bale manually and has increased the feed reliability of the net/film.

 

Net Layer

  • The number of layers of binding material being used can be easily adjusted as the machine passes through different crop conditions. On the Fusion 4, by simply moving the net adjustment handle down, more net will be applied. Moving the handle up will result in less net being applied.
  • On the Fusion 4 Pro and Fusion 4 Plus, net adjustment can be controlled from the control console in the tractor cab. At the touch of a button, the operator can easily adjust the number of layers of net and the net stretch.

 

Hydraulic Net/Film Knife Reset (Optional)

  • After the bale is bound in the chamber, the net/film is cut before the bale is then transferred to the wrapper. Occasionally, an operator may wish to re-net/re-bind a bale, which results in the operator having to physically reset the knife on the machine. A hydraulic net/film knife rest is available as an optional extra on all Fusion 4 Plus machines. This allows the operator to reset the knife using the control console in the tractor cab.

 

Net and Film Loading and Storage (Optional)

  • A net or film loading device can be fitted as an optional extra to all machines in the McHale Fusion range. This device aids the operator when loading net or film onto the platform. The operator simply folds the cradle downwards and places the roll onto the cradle.
  • It can then be pivoted up in line with the platform using gas struts. Smooth rollers ensure the net or film can be easily slid from the cradle to the platform without causing any damage.

 

 

 

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.

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Two 750 mm Dispensers

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.

 

Easy Film Loading

  • Film can be loaded from the left-hand side of the machine. After loading film on the first dispenser, the operator can push the index button and the dispensers will then rotate around and automatically stop at the loading position for the second dispenser. This allows the operator to easily load the second roll of film.
  • McHale have added internal panel lighting to aid the film loading process during night-time operations on all Fusion 4 Pro and Fusion 4 Plus machines.

 

Film Break Sensors

The 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. If one dispenser runs out of film, the machine will continue working by automatically slowing bale rotation, increasing the number of rotations of the wrapping ring to ensure that the bale is wrapped correctly. These sensors are fitted with removable batteries which can be easily replaced.

 

External Control Keypad

The McHale Fusion 4 Pro and 4 Plus come fitted as standard with an external control keypad. This keypad allows the operator to control the following functions:

  • Indexing of the wrapper
  • Wrapper Start / Pause
  • Rear Wrapping Roller Up / Down
  • Rear Work Light
  • Internal Panel Lighting
  • Cut & Hold Release

There is also 2 spare buttons which are customisable on the control console.

 

On the last rotation of the wrapping cycle, the cut and hold rails extend out and the wrapping film is gently supported. Once supported, the cut and hold gathers the wrapping film to one point where it is cut and held.

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By gathering the plastic to one point, this system makes the Fusion 4’s performance even more reliable by reducing friction to eliminate plastic tearing, particularly in hot or wet conditions. The cut & holds now feature a hydraulic tap to lock the cut and hold in the open position for the ease and safety of maintenance.

 

Selectable knives provides the operator with three options. They can choose to engage and chop with a bank of 12 knives or a bank of 13 knives. Should fine chopping be required the operator can choose to engage both knife banks, which will give a 25 knife chopper system – capable of delivering a theoretical chop length of 46mm.

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Benefits of Selectable Knives

 

Adjustable Chop Length

With selectable knives, the operator can vary the chop length by engaging or disengaging either knife bank. If fine chopping is required, the operator can choose to engage both knife banks. Should a longer chop length be required, the operator can disengage one bank of knives from the comfort and safety of the tractor cab.

Reduced Sharpening Intervals

When using both knife banks separately, if the first bank of knives become blunt, the operator can lower the first knife bank and raise the second bank. This reduces the downtime and allows the operator to continue working. By having consistently sharp knives, fuel consumption is reduced and the machine always delivers optimum chop.

Operator Comfort & Safety

A new sharp set of knives can be engaged, without the operator having to physically replace knives, ensuring a well chopped crop and continued high output. Should different chop lengths be required the operator can make the adjustments by engaging or disengaging the knife bank without having to leave the tractor cab.

 

McHale machines work in different conditions around the world. To optimise machine 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 requirements.

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Options

Camless Pick-Up with Profi-Flo Optional
Crop Roller Optional
Selectable Knives (12,13,25) Optional
1000 rpm Gearbox Optional
Net / NRF Loading Device Optional
Side Tip Optional
Bale Weighing & Moisture System Optional
ISO-PLAY 7 or 12 Terminals Optional
Tyre Options 650 / 50 / 22.5
680 / 50 / 22.5
710 / 45 / 22.5

 

Camless Pick-Up with Profi-Flo

The 2.1 m Profi-Flo camless pick-up runs smoothly, particularly in short crop, and requires less maintenance due to a reduced number of rotating parts. All camless pick-ups in the McHale Fusion 4 range are fitted with six tine bars and a double crop roller to provide excellent ground cleaning and fast delivery of crop to the rotor.

Crop Roller

A small diameter, high throughput crop roller is available as an optional extra. This crop roller helps to level out uneven swaths and has the ability to increase baler throughput. A double crop roller is also available should it be required.

Selectable Knives

A selectable knife system consists of two knife banks which allow for various knife configurations to be chosen depending on the knife bank specification. If a machine is equipped with 25 knives, then a bank of 12 and a bank of 13 knives are available to be chosen from. If chopping is not required, then the operator can select for no knives to be engaged. On all machines in the McHale Fusion 4 range, knife selection can be controlled from the tractor cab.

1000 rpm Gearbox

McHale machines work in different conditions around the world so in order to optimise machine performance, a 1000 rpm gearbox is available as an optional upgrade on all machines in the McHale integrated baler range.

Net / NRF Loading Device

McHale introduced this very popular option to make net or NRF loading much more user friendly. This device aids the operator when loading net or film onto the platform. The operator simply folds the cradle downwards and gently lifts the roll onto the cradle. It is then ready to be pivoted up in line with the platform. Smooth rollers ensure the net or NRF can be easily slid from the cradle to the platform without causing any damage before being placed in the binding unit or spare roll holder.

Side Tip

A side tip can be fitted to any machine in the Fusion 4 range to allow for bales to be placed on their ends as they are being tipped. The side tip allows the machine to turn the bale through 90 degrees to leave the bale sitting upright on its end where there is normally more plastic. This is beneficial when working in stalky crops where the customer does not want the bale to get damaged

Bale Weighing & Moisture Systems

If the machine is fitted with the optional bale weighing and moisture systems, these readings will be displayed on the control console. The bale weighing and moisture systems record the weight and moisture content of each bale and their average bale weight and moisture content reading for the job is displayed in the customer profile section on the control console.

ISO-PLAY 7 or ISO-PLAY 12

If the customer wishes to operate an ISOBUS controlled machine with a tractor that is not ISOBUS compatible, they can do so through the McHale ISO-PLAY 7 console, equipped with its 7” screen or the larger, 12” screen on the McHale ISO-PLAY 12 console which is also available as an optional extra. An additional tractor wiring loom is required to do this.

Tyre Options

McHale offer a number of tyre upgrades depending on customer preferences and ground conditions. Please see below for the tyre options available to suit your machine of choice:

  • Option 1 – 650/50/22.5 
  • Option 2 – 680/50/22.5 
  • Option 3 – 710/45/22.5
 

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Technical Data

Length 5.8 m (19′)
Width 2.76 / 2.94 m* (9′ – 9’8″)*
Height 3.02 m (9’10”)
Weight 5850 kgs (12,897 lbs)

Working width 2100 mm (6’11”)
Tine Bars 5 – (Camless Option with 6)
Tine Spacing 70 mm (2 ¾”)
Pick Up Lift Hydraulic
Pick Up Guide Wheels (pneumatic) Standard – with Fold Back

Max No. of Knives 25
Theoretical Chop Length 46 mm (1 ¾”)
Unblocking System Automatic Drop Floor
Knife Control Electronic from Tractor Cab
Knife Protection Hydraulic
Auto Knife Drop Standard

Number of Rollers 18
Width (m) 1.23 m (4′)
Diameter (m) 1.25 m (4’1″)
Greasing Progressive (Standard)
Bearings 55 mm**

Type Net
Layer Adjustment In-cab
Net or NRF Roll Capacity 1+1 Storage
Binding System Pivot Stretch Netter (4 bar)
Control Manual or Automatic

System Vertical Wrapping Ring
Film Storage 10 Rolls & 2 on the Wrapper
Film Layers 2+2+2 System
Dispensers 70% x 750mm
Film Stretch 70% standard (55% optional)
Pre & Post Roll Standard
Bale Tip Adjustment Standard

Pick Up Protection Slip Clutch
Main Drive Protection Cam Clutch
Gearbox Split Drive
Chain Lubrication Automatic (Standard)

Density Adjustment In-cab
Operation Fully Automatic Electronic
Control System ISOBUS (Optional ISO-PLAY)
InBuilt Cameras 1 x Inbuilt Camera

Axle 8 Stud
Tyre Sizes 560/60R 22.5 (standard)
Electronics 12 Volt DC, 7 amp approx.
Road Lights Standard

Minimum Hydraulic Flow 45 litres / min at 180 bar
Hydraulic System Open, Closed or Load Sensing
Minimum Power Requirements 85kW (115hp)

*Width will depend on tyre selection.

**Bearings are 50mm double raced on the main load points


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