1 October 1999

Round bale unit debut

KUHN chose the Dairy Event to introduce a new round bale unroller/feeder unit.

Tractor-mounted and possibly loader-mounted, the Deruban comprises a hydraulically driven chain and slat conveyor on which the bale is placed. As the slats move under the bale, it is unrolled with its contents delivered to one side of the machine.

Kuhn says that as the bale is resting on the slack side of the elevator, the machinery always adopts the shape of the bale.

Options include a loading arm which, once positioned under a bale, lifts the bale on to the elevator section. Price is listed at £3280 complete with loading arm.