Krone says it has made the first non-stop baler-wrapper

Krone says it will show the world’s first fully automatic non-stop baler-wrapper at the Agritechnica Show in November. Called the Ultima, it claims to be capable of boosting workrates by 50%.

Normally, bale wrappers have to stop to give time for tying and unloading. Crop collects inside the feed chamber while net wrapping is in progress. The feed chamber has one feed belt at the top and one at the bottom and its variable shape means it also serves as a pre-compression chamber.

The higher-than-normal ground clearance of the baling chamber also allows the bale to drop straight on to the wrapping table, thereby speeding up the bale-wrap cycle.

A tractor-implement management system lets the baler communicate with the tractor via Isobus, allowing the operator to adapt tractor speed automatically to the load on the baler and preventing overloading of the machine.

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