Pressing and wrapping, the Fusion from McHale does it in one pass. Of course there are more brands and machines that can do that, but the Fusion excels in several ways.
In the first place the capacity. Due to the unique construction of the machine, pressing, transfer and winding times are minimal. The Fusion presses and wraps with ease up to 45 bales per hour. With an additional stock of 8 rolls, the Fusion has a large action radius.
In addition, the machine is very short and compact (LxWxH) 5.40 mx 2.80 mx 3.02 m. This makes the Fusion very agile and therefore also very handy on small plots. Due to the large tires, the ground pressure is lower of a comparable machine with a tandem.
That the Fusion is so short is made possible by the unique operation of the wrapper. Unlike other brands, the Fusion wraps the bales using two rollers that rotate in a vertical ring. As a result, the relatively delicate winding arms, such as those used with other machines, are missing. In addition, due to the arrangement, the winding mechanism is much better protected against branches and solid.
The 2 meter wide pick-up from the press picks up the crop and transports it to the cutting rotor with a maximum of 23 blades. The press chamber has 17 rollers, which ensure a very large compaction. The unique transfer mechanism ensures that the bale is positioned exactly on the winding rolls, even when working on a slope. Winding always takes less time than pressing, so there is no loss of time. The bale is laid smoothly and carefully by a special table.
Pressing and wrapping is fully automatic, the driver can focus on driving. Lubrication of the chains is also done automatically during work.
McHale Fusion: Pretty complicated!