Kuhn adds high-capacity machine to square baler line-up

Machinery maker Kuhn has added a new high-density and high-capacity machine to its LSB range of big square balers.

The new LSB 1270 DX completes the firm’s range in the 120cm x 70cm (2ft x 4ft) market and is designed for baling operations where high capacity and high levels of operating efficiency are required, regardless of varying crop conditions.

The LSB 1270 DX can produce bales that are 10% denser compared with previous models and can increase working capacity in dry or bulky swaths by up to 15%. 

A double knotting system comes as standard and a revised driveline helps achieve its improved performance figures.

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An optional, mechanically driven crop roller further enhances capacity by enabling the machine to maintain a high working throughput, even when baling dry and bulky swaths. 

The crop roller is protected by a cam clutch to ensure a trouble-free intake.

How the LSB 1270 DX delivers increased bale density

  • A new gearbox design gives up to 30% extra load capacity compared with the previous model.
  • The new baler features a revised frame and bale channel, which are able to handle the increased loads created by the revised gearbox.
  • Six knotters tie the bale halfway along its length as well as at the end. This double knotter system is constantly monitored by the machine’s electronic control terminal, which manages twine tension and gives a knotter failure alert, thereby enabling the operator to maximise bale density and capacity.
  • Larger diameter bale channel cylinders create greater friction in the bale channel to increase bale density.

Kuhn LSB 1270 DX specifications

Pick-up intake width

230cm

Bale chamber plunger strokes

46/min

Bale chamber length

300cm

Controls

Isobus (VT50 or CCI200)

Number of knotters

6

Twine spool capacity

30

Knotting cleaning

Blowers

Knotting system

Double knotter

Intake rotor

Kuhn Optifeed

Axle(s)

Single* or tandem**

Length

800cm

Width

300cm

Height

326cm

Weight

9,290kg

Minimum tractor requirement

96kW (130hp)

* Single tandem axle fitted with hydraulic or pneumatic brakes.

** Tandem axle fitted as standard with steering and suspension, with hydraulic or pneumatic brake options.

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