V8950 - Variable Chamber Round Baler 

The V8 Variable Chamber Round Baler Range has been designed with the demands of today’s farmer and contractor in mind. The McHale V8950 is a semi-automatic variable chamber baler which is fitted with a 15 knife chopper unit and heavy-duty rotor. It is equipped with a double drive system which allows the machine to operate in the toughest of conditions. The double drive system aids belt rotation and bale formation. This baler comes with centralised grease blocks as standard. Automatic greasing is available as an option on all V8950 machines. The net and bale density can be adjusted from the cab through the Expert Plus control console. This baler is fitted with 500/50-22.5 tyres as standard

Key features include:

  • New Pick-Up with a choice of am track or cam-less to choose from
  • Larger Lateral Feed Augers
  • Larger Rotor
  • Adaptive Intake 
  • Selectable Knives
  • Drop Floor Unblocking System 
  • 3 Heavy Duty Endless Belts
  • High Performance Netting System
  • Automatic Greasing (optional)
  • New Pannels
  • Exper Plus Control Console 
  • Bale Kicker 

 

 

Pick up

McHale have developed various types of pick-ups. After extensive testing, McHale decided it would offer customers the choice of 2 pick up options depending on their conditions:

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 variable chamber baler range are fitted with 5 tine bars for excellent delivery of crop to the bale chamber. The 2.1 metre galvanised pick-up will lift even the shortest of crop. A side inspection port allows the operator to quickly check and change the cam bearings.

Camless Pick-Up - Optional indent order only

  • A 2.1m camless pick-up is available as an option on all machines in the variable chamber baler range. Six tine bars are fitted to all McHale camless pick-ups to provide excellent ground cleaning and fast delivery of crop to the chamber. The new camless pick-up has been designed for increased output, with that in mind the cam-track free pick-up is more reliable, consists of less moving parts and is maintenance free.

All McHale pick-ups come with a number of standard features that include:

Heavy Duty Pick-up

All McHale pick-ups feature heavy-duty tine bar supports to ensure long service life. A vital part of the pick-up is the tine, McHale have developed a pick-up tine designed to lift even the shortest of crop.

Efficient Crop Flow Delivery

The specially designed McHale pick-up 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.

Adaptive Intake 

Over the course of a baling season, machines have to work with different volumes of crop. McHale have 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.

 

 

High Capacity Rotor

The V8950 is fitted with a 15 Knife Chopper Rotor

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.

The star shaped feed rotors ensure a high capacity flow of grass into the bale chamber. The flights on the rotors 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.

 

15 Knife Chopper Rotor

 

Rotor Type

Baler

Rotor Formation     

Flight Thickness

Number of Knives Selectable Knifes
Non Chopper  Standard: V8940  Spiral

Inner: 8mm

Outer: 12mm

 0 Not Available
15 Knife Chopper Standard: V8950 Spiral 

Inner: 8mm

Outer: 12mm

15  Optional 
25 Knife Chopper

Standard V8950

Spiral 

Inner: 6mm

Outer: 12mm

25  Optional 

Drop Floor

All balers in the variable chamber baler range are fitted with the McHale Drop Floor Unblocking System, a feature which operators have come to love for it’s simplicity of use and effective unblocking cycle. As baling conditions are not always ideal, uneven swaths can occur which can lead to blockages. The McHale variable chamber baler 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.

 

 

Bale Sizes

The V8950 can produce bales from 0.60m to 1.90m

The bale chamber on the McHale variable chamber baler range is comprised of Heavy Duty Endless Belts. The belts are extremely hard wearing and are reinforced  with synthetic material, which ensures that the belts can absorb and apply high pressure to the material in the bale chamber. The bale size can be adjusted up from the minimum setting in increments of 10mm.

 

Double Drive

A heavy-duty drive system powers belt and bale rotation on all machines in the variable chamber baler range.

On all McHale V8950 balers, a Double Drive System is fitted to ensure belt rotation and bale formation.

All V8 variable chamber balers are equipped with 3 heavy-duty endless belts as standard. These strong belts exert a high pressure on the bale in order to form a dense bale in the chamber.

These belts are manufactured to the highest of standards using layers of synthetic and rubber material to form a durable endless belt with no joins.

In more difficult conditions, such as wet heavy grass, if the primary drive slips slightly, the double drive will engage in order to aid belt and material rotation in the chamber.

This double drive helps bale formation as a constant pressure is kept on the chamber belts which results in the production of a solid and uniform bale even when dealing with a wet and heavy crop.

 

 

Lubrication

 

The McHale variable chamber baler range of balers are all fitted with a continuous oiling system. Once the PTO is engaged, the continuous oiling system constantly lubricates the chains to ensure a long lifetime.

The continuous oiling system on the machine is driven off the gearbox and delivers oil to the following chains:

  • Chamber drive side chains
  • Rotor drive chain
  • Pick-up drive chains
  • Pick-up cam track
  • Pick-up drive gears 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All balers are fitted with a number of manual greasing points which are easily accessible throughout the baler either individually or through a centralised greasing block. 

The following bearings highlighted below are greased:

  • Bale chamber side drive
  • Bale chamber non-drive side
  • Rotor bearings drive side
  • Rotor bearings non-drive side

Automatic Greasing

  • A pressurised system delivers a measured amount of grease around the baler every time a bale is ejected from the bale chamber. Automatic greasing saves time as it reduces the amount of manual greasing to be done by the operator. A lube alarm sounds after 300 bales to inform the operator to refill the grease cartridge.

 

 

Control Console

The McHale V8940 and V8950 is fitted with an Expert Plus control console, which has a large graphic display. The Expert Plus console, also gives the operator the choice of selecting a soft or hard bale core, depending on the customers feed out requirements. The control console can also store ten bale count totals so the operator can record ten different counts that may be associated with different fields or different customers.

From the control console in the tractor cab the operator can adjust the following;

  • Core Size & Bale Size
  • Core Density & Bale Density
  • Revolutions of Net Being Applied

The McHale Expert Plus Control Console also features:

  • Knife Display
  • Door Position Display
  • Pre-Net Bale Formation Alert
  • Net Usage (Metres)
  • Bale Size Setting
  • Bale Size Display
  • Drop Floor Display
  • Lube Count
  • Lube Alarm
  • Net Layers
  • Bale Density
  • Bale Shape Indicator

 

Specifications

8950

Weight & Dimensions

 

Width

2.58m / 2.62m* depending on tyre size

Length

5.1m

Weight

4850kg

Height

3.075m

Working width

2.10m

Pick Up

 

Tine Bars

5

Tine Spacing

70mm

Short Crop Guard

Optional

Crop Roller

Standard

Pick Up Guide Wheels (pneumatic)

Standard

Chopper Unit

 

Number of Knives

15

Theoretical Chop Lenght

65mm

Knife Protection

Hydraulic

Knife Deactivation

Hydraulic from Cab

Unblocking System

Drop Floor

Bale Chamber

 

Diameter

0.6m to 1.90m

Width

1.23m

Bale Chamber Feed

15 Knife Chopper Feed Rotor

Number of Belts

3

Net Wrap

 

Control

Manual or Automatic

Net System

High Performance Netter

Net Roll Capacity 

1+2 Storage

Net Adjustment

In Cab

Transmission

 

Gearbox

Split Drive

Main Drive  Protection

Cam Clutch

Pick Up Protection 

Slip Clutch 

Chain Lubricaton

 

Continuous

 

Bale Chamber

Double Drive

Control

 

Control System

Expert Plus

Operation

Semi Automatic

Density Adjustment

In Cab

Bale Size Adjustment In Cab

Inbuilt Camera

N/A

Other

 

Axle

8 Stud

Tyres Standard

 

500/50/22.5 

Tyres Optional 

560/45/22.5

Raod Lights

Standard

Electronics

12 Volt DC -20 amp

Bale Kicker 

Standard

Tractor

 

Minimum Hydraulic Flow

30 Litres / min at 180 bar

Hydraulic System

2 double acting spool valves, 1 free flwo return 

Minimum PTO Requirements

60kw (80hp)

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