McHale has developed various types of pickups. After extensive testing, McHale decided it would offer customers the choice of two pickup options depending on their conditions:
- As standard, a cam operated 2.1m high-intake galvanised pickup ensures excellent ground cleaning in all types of crop. The cam pickup runs on a cam track fitted with double raced cam bearings to stand up to the most testing of conditions.
- All pickups across the McHale variable chamber baler range are fitted with five tine bars for optimal delivery of crop to the bale chamber. The 2.1 metre galvanised pickup will lift even the shortest of crop. A side inspection port allows the operator to quickly check and change the cam bearings.
Camless pickup - Optional indent order only
- A 2.1m camless pickup is available as an option on all machines in the variable chamber baler range. Six tine bars are fitted to all McHale camless pickups to provide excellent ground cleaning and fast delivery of crop to the chamber. The new camless pickup has been designed for increased output and, with that in mind, the cam-track free pickup is more reliable, consists of less moving parts and is maintenance free.
All McHale pickups come with a number of standard features that include:
Heavy Duty Pickup
All McHale pickups feature heavy-duty tine bar supports to ensure long service life. A vital part of the pickup is the tine; McHale has developed a pickup tine designed to lift even the shortest of crop.
Efficient Crop Flow Delivery
The specially designed McHale pickup 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 has designed an adaptive intake which allows the intake area to automatically adjust for light and heavy crops. This avoids peak loads and results in higher daily throughput regardless of working conditions.