McHale is a family run business, which was established by brothers Padraic and Martin McHale. Over the last 30 years they have developed a range of specialist farm machinery focusing on balers and bale wrappers for the production of round and square baled silage, and round bales of hay and straw.
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The McHale Fusion 3 integrated Baler Wrapper consists of an 18 roller fixed chamber baler and an integrated vertical wrapping ring. Over the last 10 years, there has been constant pressure on Farmers and Contractors to reduce costs. In response to this McHale developed the McHale Fusion 3 integrated baler wrapper, which combines two traditionally separate jobs; namely baling and bale wrapping and integrates them into a single operation, which can be done by one man and one machine. The Fusion 3 is unique in that it has been specifically designed as a high output Integrated Baler Wrapper.
The McHale Fusion 3 is fully automatic and one user-friendly control console in the tractor cab controls the baling and wrapping process. The McHale Fusion 3 Integrated Baler Wrapper is a robust machine, which is simply not a wrapper coupled onto a baler; it has been specifically designed as a high output Integrated Baler Wrapper. The Fusion 3 Integrated Baler Wrapper is also unique in that it has a patented bale transfer. This results in keeping the Fusion 3 short and improving the machine’s performance and output over a days work. Producing 50-60 wrapped bales an hour the single pass patented McHale bale transfer, increases productivity and reduces operation costs, while increasing profits. Contractors and Farmers all over the world use the Fusion 3 integrated baler wrapper during their silage season in the production of round baled silage.
The McHale Fusion 3 integrated baler wrapper has gained a reputation for the production of high density bales and as a result of its highly accurate vertical wrapping ring, the Fusion 3 produces very good quality silage fodder.
McHale Fusion 3 integrated baler wrappers can be seen working during the Spring and Summer months in both hemispheres, the main crops baled are grass and lucerne or alfalfa however more progressive contractors and farmers are also baling other crops. The Fusion 3 integrated baler wrapper can also be used in the production of round bales of hay and straw bales, in which case the bale wrapping table can be used to accumulate the hay or straw round bales and leave them in pairs in the field for collection. The McHale Fusion 3 integrated baler wrapper has established a reputation for the production of high density round bales of silage, hay and straw.
The McHale Fusion 3 Plus integrated baler wrapper consists of an 18 roller fixed chamber baler and an integrated vertical wrapping ring. The McHale Fusion 3 Plus integrated baler wrapper uses Film on Film technology to apply film to the barrel of the bale in the bale chamber. The McHale Fusion 3 Plus is a fully automatic machine which is controlled by the McHale iTouch Control Unit and also has an inbuilt camera to monitor wrapper operation. The McHale patent film application system ensures consistent film stretch, reliable film application, delivers optimum bale shape and bale density. Should an operator wish to use netwrap for hay or straw this can be done with a simple adjustment.
The McHale Fusion 3 Plus is a fully automatic machine which is controlled by the McHale iTouch Control Unit. The McHale “iTouch System” has a 7 inch colour touch screen monitor, which allows for increased levels of monitoring, through its colour graphic display. The iTouch control unit also has an inbuilt systems to ensure that the plastic is applied to the bale. The operator can adjust the number of layers of film on film being applied to the bale and can also adjust the stretch of the film being applied to the bale in the bale chamber from the comfort of the tractor cab.
Film on Film technology
Film on film technology refers to the application of film to the barrel of the bale in the bale chamber. The film binds the bale together as it passes from the baler to the bale wrapper, which eliminates the need for string or net wrap. The film that binds the bale together forms a wrap layer and gives better film or plastic coverage on the largest surface of the bale.
The plastic which is added to the barrel of the bale to keep the bale together as the bale passes from the baler to the wrapper also forms part of the wrapping process and adds value by placing more plastic on the largest surface of the bale.
When plastic is applied to the barrel of the bale it can be stretched to approximately 20%. The stretch ratio is higher than what can be achieved with net wrap or twine and as a result the material is kept tighter, which ultimately results in better
McHale F5000 Series of Heavy Duty Fixed Chamber Round Baler consist of 3 Models F5400, F5500 and the F5600. As with all McHale machines the McHale F5500 fixed chamber round baler has been designed with the demands of today’s farmer and contractors in mind. This common sense approach to design ensures that machine operation is kept simple and user friendly. Features like progressive greasing and oiling and drop floor unblocking system, when combined with high specification components ensure long life, reliability and a machine that is rugged enough to handle the toughest of crop and ground conditions.
The guarding on the F5000 baler range has been designed using a durable twin skin composite, which is able to absorb the daily knocks and scratches these machines inevitably come in contact with. Once the guarding of the machine is opened up, the operator has easy access to the machine components. All machines in the F5000 range are equipped with a split drive gear box, which ensures that power is evenly distributed. The rollers in the bale chamber are driven from the left hand side of the machine, and the pickup and chopper unit are driven from the right hand side of the machine. This system ensures direct short transfer paths, leading to optimal power distribution.
The F5400 non chopper round baler comes standard with the McHale Drop Floor Unblocking System, 50mm Bearings on the bale chamber, heavy-duty chains and a continuous oiling system
The F5500 Chopper Baler comes Standard with 15 Knives and Features like progressive greasing and oiling and drop floor unblocking system, when combined with high specification components ensure long life, reliability and a machine that is rugged enough to handle the toughest of crop and ground conditions.
The McHale F5600 is fitted with a servo operated load sensing control valve and an expert plus control console, which makes the round baling process fully automatic. Once the round bale is formed, net is automatically applied; the tailgate then automatically opens releasing the high density round bale, the tailgate on the F5600 baler then automatically closes and pressurises. Comes with drop floor and auto greasing and oiling system and the F5600 also come with an optional 25 Knives
- HS2000 Round Bale Wrapper The McHale HS2000 high speed round bale wrapper brings high speed trailed and inline round bale wrapping to a new level! The lift arm on the HS2000 round bale wrapper is designed to centre the bale and the wrapping table cradles the bale gently into the bale wrapping position. When the bale is in position on the HS2000 round bale wrapper the wrapping process commences with the two 750mm dispensers quickly wrapping the round bale.
The McHale HS2000 round bale wrapper loads from the front and picks up the round bale as it comes out of the round baler. This means that when the HS2000 round bale wrapper is working behind a tractor there is no need to cross the swaths to pick up the next round bale. When working behind a fixed or variable chamber round baler the spring mounted lift arm on the HS2000 round bale wrapper will float down to the ground, which allows the bale to easily pass from the baler to the HS2000 round bale wrapper. In more testing conditions the lift arm can be programmed to move to one side, which allows it to cradle in around the bale after the bale passes from the baler to the HS2000 round bale wrapper.
The HS2000 round bale wrapper is a dual-purpose machine, which can be operated in one of two ways;
- Offset behind a tractor – in this position the HS2000 round bale wrapper is capable of following the natural line of the baler and can acheive high speeds.
- Inline behind a baler – here the HS2000 round bale wrapper will match the output of the baler.
The McHale 991B range of round bale wrappers sets the pace for efficient and effective round bale wrapping. The 991 round bale wrapping range features practical design, quality components and precision engineering making the McHale bale wrapping range the first choice for contractors and farmers.
Packed with practical and reliable features, the 991B round bale wrapper range is designed with the efficient operator in mind. Round bale wrapper users should look towards the hydraulically operated cut and tie system, the efficient round bale wrapper dispenser, which maximises film usage and the 991B round bale wrappers patented ground supported damper system. Like all McHale round bale wrapper’s, the high output 991BJS bale wrapper will deliver a tightly wrapped silage bale that contains all the natural juices, which ensures increased nutritional value, while improving environmental protection.
All McHale 991B round bale wrappers feature the uniquely designed McHale patented ground supported bale damper system. This is one of the most important features on the McHale round bale wrapper range. Only a McHale round bale wrapper will give you a ground supported bale damper, which will gently lower the wrapped bale to the ground and at the same time eliminate all stress to the chassis of the round bale wrapper. When the rotating wrapping table stops on the 991BE round bale wrapper and is raised to the tip position, the heavy-duty bale damper raises to cradle the bale while a second arm is lowered automatically to the ground. The heaviest of round bales can then be gently lowered eliminating any damage.
McHale 991 High Speed, a bale wrapper, which can deliver 50% more output.
The McHale 991 high speed bale wrapper sets the pace for efficient and effective round bale wrapping. The 991 high speed bale wrapper features practical design, quality components and precision engineering making the McHale bale wrapping range the first choice for contractors and farmers.
Sales Manager at McHale – John Biggins said, “Over the last number of years contractors have been asking for a higher output bale wrapper. This demand has come about due to baler output increasing and also the move by some contractors to wrapping bales with six layers instead of four.”
“We have tested the 991 High Speed against the 991BE (a machine which is recognised in the market place as having an output of 60 bales per hour), for the test we made sure that oil flow and table rotations were the same, what we found was the 991 High Speed could wrap 3 bales while the 991BE could wrap two. Therefore it is fair to say that the 991 High Speed has 50% more output or can wrap 3 bales, while a similar single dispenser machine wraps two.
The McHale C460 can be used to distribute bedding material quickly and efficiently leaving a thick aerated bed of straw. Can also be used to feed round bales of silage. The McHale C460 bale feeder & straw blower is a versatile machine, which can be used for feeding short fibre silage and can also be used to easily distribute long fibre fodder such as hay and straw. A key feature of the McHale C460 is its twin speed independent gearbox, which allows the operator to easily adjust the rpm from 280 rpm for feeding silage or hay up to 540 rpm for using the machine to distribute straw for bedding.
Key Features on the McHale C460 include:
- High Torque Belt Drive Rotor
- Specially designed flywheel to facilitate good discharge and excellent clean out.
- 2 speed gearbox – to increase or reduce flywheel rpm for bedding or feeding.
- Bedding of straw up to 18 metres.
- Joystick controlled discharge chute to facilitate bedding and feeding.
- Self-loading tailgate.
- 3 stage feeding chute.
- 300-degree swivel chute.
The McHale C460 is an ideal machine for feeding silage and hay, the two speed gearbox allows silage to be distributed exactly where it is desired. The speed of the conveyor is proportionally controlled, allowing the operator to adjust feeding speed depending on material density and composition.
The McHale C460 can be used to distribute bedding material quickly and efficiently leaving a thick aerated bed of straw. In difficult to access bedding areas, the chute on the McHale C460 can pass through 300 degrees for ease of feeding. Straw can be blown 18m on the right hand side and 13m to the left hand side of the machine.