Square bale unit is out

12 February 1999

Square bale unit is out

KRONE has moved into the square bale wrapper market with three Elho Silo-Matic machines and added a self-loading model to its round bale wrapper line up.

At the top end of the square bale machines, in terms of specification, comes the mounted 620F2 Auto, with hydraulic drive, infra-red remote control, bale loading arm, automatic cut and tie and automatic bale wrap control.

Other than the loading arm, the mounted 420F2 Remote has a similar specification. The trailed 1410F2 Auto runs on a tandem axle fitted with 11.00/65-12 8-ply tyres. It incorporates a hydraulic unloading or bale turning ramp and users have the option of infra-red remote control.

All square wrappers will handle a common bale size of 70cm x 80cm to 90cm x 100cm (2ft 4in/2ft 6in to 3ft/3ft 3in), up to 1000kg in weight for the 420F2 Remote; 900kg for the other two machines.

Bale rotation across the range is by two chain driven rollers with anti-slip polymer bands and the wrappers are fitted with a three-roller pivoting stretcher head suitable for 50cm or 75cm (1ft 8in/2ft 6in) film.

Prices range from £11,260 to £14,790.

Completing Krones round bale wrapper line up is the Silo-Matic 620, in standard or automatic versions.

In standard format the wrapper has a self-loading arm and cable controlled hydraulic operation. The specification also includes auto cut and tie and the 50cm pre-stretcher head, with the 75cm unit as an option.

The 620 Auto has the addition of bale wrap control, the 50cm/75cm pre-stretcher head and the option of infra-red control.

Both wrappers will handle 1.2m to 1.5m (4ft – 5ft) diameter bales weighing up to 900kg.

Prices: 620 standard £6810; Auto £9770.

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