The McHale Fusion 3 Pro is a fully automatic integrated baler wrapper which is controlled by the iTouch control console

The McHale Fusion 3 Pro provides new levels of operator comfort with its large 7″ touch screen monitor, in-cab net and density adjustment, camera, and faster wrapping speeds along with a host of other features.

The McHale Fusion 3 Pro uses net to bind the bale in the chamber and features the McHale patented bale transfer and vertical wrapping ring, which are noted for their reliability, speed and positive bale transfer in hilly conditions.

New Features include:

  • iTouch Control Console with Touch Screen
  • Automatic Drop Floor Reset
  • Automatic Knife Drop Floor Feature
  • End of Wrapping Roll Function 
  • Bale Tip Speed Adjustment
  • Output for Controlling Crop Additive Applicator 
  • Reset Total Reminder 
  • USP Export Feature

iTouch Control Console

 

 

The McHale “iTouch System” is a modern control console featuring the latest in touch screen technology

The iTouch boasts a large 7″ colour screen in a rugged, hard-wearing enclosure displaying all the information that a user requires to monitor how the machine is performing.

This touch screen monitor features a 7″ colour screen with easy to understand icons that control various functions on the machine.

The McHale iTouch system was specifically designed and tested to be user-friendly and this approach is reflected in its full colour screen and graphic display of all machine settings and functions.

The iTouch control console, when combined with the load sensing valve on the McHale Fusion 3 Pro is capable of making baling and wrapping fully automatic.

 

Pick Up

 

The McHale Fusion 3 Pro 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

 

A crop compression roller is also available as an optional extra on the Fusion 3 Pro.

This roller evens out lumps in the swarth and minimises the risk of blockages when working in heavy swarths.

 

Rotor

 

Rotor and Chopper Unit

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 Pro 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.

Automatic Drop Floor Reset

Automatic drop floor reset comes as standard on the McHale Fusion 3 Pro. If a blockage occurs the operator can press one button on the iTouch which lowers the floor. After the PTO is re-engaged and the blockage is fed through, the drop floor will automatically raise and the knives will reset to their original position.

Automatic Knife Drop Feature

This feature can be enabled on Fusion 3 Pro from the iTouch control console in the cab. This allows for 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 net or film is removed.

 

Bale Chamber

 

The bale chamber on the McHale Fusion 3 Pro 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 and deliver maximum traction, improved bale rotation and enhanced machine performance producing well-shaped and uniform bales.

As a result of having an 18 roller bale chamber, the Fusion 3 range is noted for superior performance in dry crops such as hay and straw.

The McHale Fusion 3 Pro integrated baler wrapper is fitted with heavy-duty drive chains and sprockets, which ensure long life and minimum downtime.

  • Drive side chains are 1-1/4 inch (20B)
  • Rotor chain is 1 inch duplex (16B-2)
  • Pick up chains are 3/4 inch (60H)

The roller ends are fitted with a McHale designed reverse thread sealing system, which ensures that any material, which tries to get into bearings, is automatically threaded out.

 

Lube

The McHale Fusion 3 Pro 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 & Cam Track

Automatic Greasing

The McHale Fusion 3 Pro integrated baler wrapper is fitted with an automatic greasing system as standard. 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. A lube alarm sounds after 300 bales to inform the operator to refill the grease cartridge. The following components are greased:

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

 

Knives

 

Selectable knives provide 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.

 

Specifications

Fusion 3 Pro

Weight & Dimensions

 

Lenght

5.8m

Width

2.76 / 2.94m*

Height

3.02m

Weight

5550kg

Working width

2.10m

Pick Up

 

Tine Bars

5

Tine Spacing

70mm

Pick Up Lift

Hydraulic 

Crop Roller

Standard

Pick Up Guide Wheels (pneumatic)

Standard

Chopper Unit

 

Max Number of Knives

25

Theoratical Chop Length

46mm 

Unblocking System

Automatic Drop Floor
Knfe Control

 

Hydraulic from Tractor Cab

Knife Protection Hydraulic 
Auto Knife Drop Standard

Bale Chamber

 

Number of Rollers 18

Width  1.23m
Diameter 1.25
Greasing Progressive (Standard)
Bearings 55mm**

Bale Chamber Wrap

 

Type

Net

Layer Adjustment

In Cab

Wrap Roll Capacity 

1+2 Storage

Wrap System

Pivot Stretch Netter (4 bar)

Control

Manual or Automatic

Wrapping

 

System

Vertical Wrapping Ring

 

Film Storage

10 Rolls & 2 on teh Wrapper

 

Film Layers

2+2+2 System

 

Dispensers

70% 2x750mm 

Film Stretch

70% standard (55% optional)

 

Pre & Post Roll

Standard 

Bale Tip Adjustment

Standard

Drives

 

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

Control

 

Density Adjustment 

In-Cab 

Operation 

Fully Automatic Electronic

 

Control System

iTouch System 

In Built Camera

1x Camera

 

Other

 

Tyre Sizes

560/60R 22.5 (standard)

Electronics

12 Volt DC, 7 amp approx.

Min Hydraulic Flow

45 litres /min at 180 bar

Minimum PTO Power Requiremnt

80kW (107hp)
   

 

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