Kuhn’s new FB 2130 fixed chamber round baler has a wider 2.3m pick-up, an improved forage chopping system and a new automated control facility. The company says the changes are designed to boost workrates without compromising the shape and density of the 122cm wide by 125cm diameter bales.
The wide pick-up roller is designed to give an even crop flow across the full width and is said to be suitable for short forages, as well as coping with bulky crops.
Intake and centring augers are combined on the same rotor to create a simple maintenance-free system that allows high-speed operations without crop damage. Hydraulic drop-floor technology and a manually operated rotor drive disengagement clutch help to avoid blockages.
The FB 2130 is available with a non-chopping rotor intake (Optifeed) or with the company’s 14-knife Opticut forage chopping system, which varies chop length between 45 and 70mm depending on crop type. The AutoPlus screen is said to give easier baler control from the tractor cab.