The McHale Fusion 3 Plus integrated baler wrapper consists of an 18 roller fixed chamber baler and an integrated vertical wrapping ring.The McHale Fusion 3 Plus integrated baler wrapper uses Film on Film technology to apply film to the barrel of the bale in the bale chamber. The McHale Fusion 3 Plus is a fully automatic machine which is controlled by the McHale iTouch Control Unit and also has an inbuilt camera to monitor wrapper operation. 

Patented Film Application

In the development of the McHale Fusion 3 Plus, McHale realised that changes in temperature and sun light could affect the chamber wrapping film, in that, as the day got hotter or cooler the film was either being overstretched or under stretched, and this in turn would cause reliability problems and result in inefficient film use. As a result McHale developed a patented application system which adjusts the breaking force on the roll of plastic in-line with working conditions and allows for a continuously variable stretch, which can adjust to changes in the day automatically without the operator having to adjust any settings.

The McHale patent film application system ensures consistent film stretch, reliable film application, delivers optimum bale shape and bale density. Should an operator wish to use netwrap for hay or straw this can be done with a simple adjustment.

Film on Film Technology

Film on film technology refers to the application of film to the barrel of the bale in the bale chamber. The film binds the bale together as it passes from the baler to the bale wrapper, which eliminates the need for string or net wrap. The film that binds the bale together forms a wrap layer and gives better film or plastic coverage on the largest surface of the bale.

Advantages

The Advantages

  • Chamber Film Acts As A Wrapping Layer

The plastic which is added to the barrel of the bale to keep the bale together as the bale passes from the baler to the wrapper also forms part of the wrapping process and adds value by placing more plastic on the largest surface of the bale.

  • Chamber Film Results In Better Shaped Bales

When plastic is applied to the barrel of the bale it can be stretched to approximately 20%. The stretch ratio is higher than what can be achieved with net wrap or twine and as a result the material is kept tighter, which ultimately results in better bale shape.

  • Chamber Film Delivers Higher Quality Silage

As the plastic is being stretched as it is being applied to the barrel of the bale it expels more air than net wrap would and as a consequence results in better silage quality.

  • Chamber Film Makes Recycling Easier

As plastic is used to both bind the bale in the bale chamber and to wrap the bale, on feed out the farmer will be left with one form of waste. This reduces the time needed to feed the bale and avoids the unpleasant and time consuming job of separating the twine or net wrap from the plastic before the plastic is to be recycled. 

 

Pick Up

 

The McHale Fusion 3 Plus integrated baler wrapper is fitted with a high capacity 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 pick up is fitted with lateral feed augers that smoothly guide the crop into the chopping unit. 

The pick up features:

  • Five rows of tines
  • Double raced cam bearings
  • Slip clutch protection
  • Cam side inspection port for checking or changing pick up bearings

 

Rotor

 

The rotor design encourages a uniform crop flow, which reduces the risk of blockage, thus maximising output.

The chopping unit features 25 knives. Knives in the chopping unit are made from hardened tool steel and can be engaged and disengaged from the tractor cab.

When engaged the knives extend into the spine of the rotor, which ensures a consistent chop quality.

 

Drop Floor

 

Baling conditions are not always ideal, uneven swarths can occur which can lead to blockages.

The main drive chain on the Fusion 3 Plus integrated baler wrapper is protected by a slip clutch on the PTO.

  1. Should a blockage occur, the sound of the slip clutch alerts the operator who can hydraulically lower the floor from the tractor cab.
  2. This widens the chopper unit feed channel, on re-engaging the pto the blockage can be fed through.
  3. The floor can then be reset and baling can resume.

 

Control Unit

The McHale Fusion 3 Plus is a fully automatic machine which is controlled by the McHale iTouch Control Unit  

The McHale “i Touch System” has a 7 inch color touch screen monitor, which allows for increased levels of monitoring, through its color graphic display.

The iTouch control unit also has inbuilt systems to ensure that the plastic is applied to the bale.

The operator can adjust the number of layers of film of film being applied to the bale and can also adjust the stretch of the film being applied to the bale in the bale chamber from the comfort of the tractor cab.


The operator can select:

  • The knives in the chopper unit on or off
  • The baler to tip or hold the wrapped bale
  • A ‘bale only’ program for hay or straw
  • Record multiple bale totals
  • A lube alarm
  • Various bale transfer options depending on ground conditions

 

Camera

Inbuilt Camera

The iTouch monitor features a Camera to monitor wrapper operation and can work in two modes:

  • Manual monitoring
  • Automatic monitoring

The iTouch control unit also has an inbuilt systems to ensure that the plastic is applied to the bale.

The operator can adjust the number of layers of film on film being applied to the bale and can also adjust the stretch of the film being applied to the bale in the bale chamber from the comfort of the tractor cab.

The operator can select:

  • The knives in the chopper unit on or off
  • The machine to tip or hold the wrapped bale
  • A ‘bale only’ programme for hay or straw
  • Record multiple bale totals
  • A lube alarm
  • Various bale transfer options depending on ground conditions
 

 

Specifications

Fusion 3 Plus

Weight & Dimensions

 

Lenght

5.8m

Width

2.76m / 2.94m (depend of tyre selection)

Height

3.02m

Weight

5650kg

Working width

2.10m

Pick Up

 

Tine Bars

5

Tine Spacing

70mm

Pick Up Lift

Hydraulic

Pick Up Guide Wheels (pneumatic)

Standard

Chopper Unit

 

Max Number of Knives

25

Theoratical Chop Length

46mm

Unblocking System

Drop Floor

Knife Control

Hydraulic from Tractor Cab

Knife Protection

Hydraulic

Bale Chamber

 

Number of Rollers 18
Width  1.23m
Diameter 1.25m
Greasing Progressive (Standard)
Bearings 50mm

Bale Chamber Wrap

 

Type 

Plastic or Net

Layer Adjustment

In Cab

Wrap Roll Capacity 

1+1 Storage

Wrap System

Infinite Stretch

Control

Manual or Automatic

Wrapping

 

System

Vertical Wrapping

 

Film Storage

10 Rolls & 2 on the Wrapper

Film Layers

2+2+2 System

 

Dispensers

70% 2x 750mm

Film Stretch

70% Standard (55% optional

 

Drives  
Pick up Protection Slip Clutch
Main Drive Protection Cam Clutch 
Gearbox  Split Drive
Chain Lubrication  Progressive (Standard)

Control

 

Density Adjustment

On Baler Valve
Operation Fully Automatic Electronic
Control System iTouch System
Inbuilt Camera Standard

Other

 

Tyre Sizes

560/60R 22.5 (650/50R 22.5 optional)

Electronics

12 Volt DC, 7amp approx.

Min. Hydraulic Flow

45 litres / min at 180 bar
Hydraulic System Open. Closed or Load Sensing 
Min PTO Power Requirement 107hp ( 80kW)

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