Kuhn offers the VB 7100 series. These variable chamber round balers create bales of up to 140 kg/m3 and give a capacity of up to 30 t/hour in various crop conditions. It comes with an Isobus terminal.
The series features the company’s patented system i-Dense. This twin tension arm system provides bale densities of up to 140 kg/m3 in straw. In combination with the measurements of the moisture sensor it automatically adapts the baling pressure according to the different crops and crop conditions, without the interference of the driver. This leads to the most economical use of the baler without compromising on performance.
Silage or straw, the balers are developed to offer performance in all circumstances, said the company. The mix of the i-Dense system and the 4 belt + 3 roller design of the bale chamber provides consistent bale formation in any crop condition, even in silage baling. The Kuhn invented Integral Rotor ensures crop flow. The net binder with active stretch technology guarantees a consistent net tension and sturdy bale shape. Within four seconds the bale is ejected and the tailgate is closed again.
Four baler belts are provided. Wear resistant and oversize chains are greased with an automatic continuous chain greasing system. The rotor tines are made out of Hardox wear plate. 50 mm spherical roller bearings are fitted on the main driven rollers and Kuhn-patented seals on the idling rollers. These seals, consisting of a combination of two developed rings, ensuring that contamination is kept away from the bearings.
The operator can focus on driving while the baler takes control of the baling density and the balers’ power consumption - yet another advantage of the i-Dense system. All this, including the moisture indication and many other data points can be monitored on the Isobus display terminal.
The two models in the series, the 7160 and 7190, produce 1,60 m and 1,85 m round bales. Both are fully Isobus compatible; the user interface can be displayed on an Isobus tractor terminal, or on CCI 50 or CCI 1200 terminals supplied by Kuhn.
The net binding system can be loaded from both sides of the machine. Due to the support brackets, the net is slid from the net storage into the net binder without lifting the entire roll. Moreover, the operator can load the net roll whilst standing on the ground. Switching between the different sets of knives is a breeze when using the company’s Group Selection technology.
“Agricultural entrepreneurs are facing ever-increasing demands on transport and production efficiency”, said Ruud Manders, Product Manager for variable chamber round balers. “With a faster and more robust baler that produces rock-hard bales they can save precious time and money, resulting in a high return on investment. Our long experience and valuable knowledge in the round baling sector helped us translating our customers’ needs into the development of an entirely new baler range.”
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