F5600 - Fixed Chamber Baler

The McHale F5600 is fitted with a servo operated load sensing control valve, which makes the baling process fully automatic.
It is also equipped with a 25 knife chopping unit and an in chamber film bale binding system and is a fully automatic round baler.
The F5600 is the highest specification round baler in the McHale F5000 round baler range.

Fitted with a servo operated load sensing control valve and an expert plus control console, makes the round baling process fully automatic. 
Once the round bale is formed, the net is automatically applied. The tailgate then automatically opens and releases the high density round bale.
The F5600 fully automatic round baler comes standard with all the high specification features of the F5500 round baler but also benefits from the following features:

  • Expert Plus Console with large Graphic Display 
  • High Capacity 25 Knife Rotor (Optional)
  • Automatic Tailgate Operation
  • Drop Floor Unblocking Cycle
  • Bale Kicker Sensor
  • In Cab Net Adjustment
  • In Cab Bale Density Adjustment 






On the McHale F5600 Fully Automatic Round Baler, the left hand side of the gearbox drives rollers in the bale chamber, while the pick up and chopper unit are driven from the right hand side of the machine. This system ensures direct short transfer paths and optimal power distribution.





The McHale F5600 fully automatic round baler is equipped with a 2.1 metre galvanised pick up, which lifts even the shortest of crop. Accurate height control can be achieved through a spring balanced hydraulic lifting system. The F5600 fully automatic round baler comes standard with pneumatic guide wheels, which contact the ground on exactly the same line as the tines and guide the pick up perfectly over uneven ground.




Chopper Unit

The McHale F5600 fully automatic round baler is equipped with the same high capacity 25 knife chopper unit and rotor as the McHale Fusion 3 integrated baler wrapper. As crop enters the spiral rotor, pairs of rotating tines feed the crop through the chopping unit. The double tines on the rotor ensure high output while the spiral layout reduces the load peaks as the F5600 fully automatic round baler works in heavy swarths. 




Drop Floor

The McHale F5600 fully automatic round baler is designed to achieve maximum output, however as baling conditions are not always ideal, uneven swarths can occur, which can lead to blockages. The main drive chain on the F5600 fully automatic baler is protected by a slip clutch on the PTO.




The bale chamber on the McHale F5600 fully automatic round baler produces a 1.23 X 1.25 metre round bale. The bale chamber on the F5600 baler is comprised of 18 heavy duty rollers. Chamber bearings are 50mm, with double raced bearings on the main load points to stand up to the most testing conditions.

The F5600 fully automatic baler is fitted with heavy-duty drive chains and sprockets, which ensure long life and minimum down time.




The bearings are supported by a progressive greasing system.

Each time a bale is ejected from the machine, grease passes through the respective progressive blocks. The blocks measure and regulate the amount of grease going to the bearings. This ensures that the machine consistently delivers the correct amount of grease depending on the load the bearings are under.





Once the bale is netted in the chamber of the McHale F5600 round baler, the tailgate of the baler automatically opens, allowing the high-density round bale to be ejected. Once the bale has passed over the bale kicker the tailgate of the baler automatically closes, allowing the operator to continue baling.




The McHale F5600 fully automatic round baler has a sensor on the bale kicker, which ensures that the bale has been ejected from the chamber before the tailgate closes.




An Expert Plus Control Console, which features a large graphic display, controls the McHale F5600 round baler; this allows the operator to monitor the baling process graphically from the control console.

The Expert Plus Control Box features:

  • Knife Display
  • Door Position Display
  • Drop Floor Control
  • Bale Kicker Sensor
  • Lube Alarm
  • Volume Control




A new high performance netter has been designed and developed for the F5000 range.

The net tension can be simply adjusted on a variable pulley on the right hand side of the machine and a decal displays the various settings that can be achieved using the system, depending on the net quality being used.


For more detailed information about the McHale F5600 Fixed Chamber Baler or any other McHale product please visit www.mchale.net and click on Products 


F5600 - Fixed Chamber Baler

Weight & Dimensions










Pick Up


Pick Up Lift


Crop Roller


Short Crop Guard


Tine Spacing


Tine Bars


Working Width


Pick Up Guide Wheels


Chopper Unit


Unblocking System

Drop Floor

Knife Deactivation

Hydraulic from Cab

Knife Protection


Theoretical Chop Length


Number of Knives


Bale Chamber







Automatic Progressive



Number of Rollers


Bale Chamber Feed

Fusion Rotor

Net Wrap


Net Adjustment

In Cab

Net Roll Capacity

1+1 Storage

Net System

Vario Stretch


Manual or Automatic



Chain Lubrication


Pick Up Protection

Slip Clutch

Main Drive Protection

Cam Clutch


Split Drive



Density Adjustment

In Cab



Control System

Expert  Plus




8 Stud

Road Lights


Bale Kicker Indicator


Tyres Standard




**Bearings are double raced on the main load points



2 double acting spools

Minimum Power Requirements

75kW (100hp)