German manufacturer Krone has opened a new testing facility at its Lingen site.
VB balers and VBP BalePack baler-wrapper combinations are equipped with KUHN's progressive density baling chambers and are suitable for handling a range of wet and dry crops - from hay and straw (5-20% moisture), to haylage (18-35% moisture) and silage (35-80% moisture).
VB and VBP BalePack are now available with the option of a humidity sensor that can measure forage composition up to a level of 40% moisture, providing a useful way to monitor a crop's suitability to hit a target dry matter. The sensor is available on all VB and VBP ranges from 2021, with a retrofit option on 2021 machines and beyond.
The VBP BalePack is also available with KUHN's film binding system as an alternative to net binding, proven over several years on the FBP BalePack and the compact i-BIO baler-wrapper combination.
A bale weighing system is being launched as an option FBP BalePack (fixed chamber) and VBP BalePack (variable chamber) baler-wrapper combinations, from 2021 onwards.
Mounted on the wrapping table, each bale is weighed to provide a rolling average of the previous three bales, allowing an estimation of total bale weight on a paddock by paddock basis.
Looking at the SB large square baler range, developments include detailed changes to the pick-up to improve intake and an increase in bale chamber length to 375cm and using nine hydraulic compression cylinders to increase the consistency of bale density, particularly in very dry crops.
At the front of the machine, the new power feed roller actively follows the height of the swath, while the overall tine-to-tine width of the pick-up has been increased, both changes said to improve the consistency of crop flow to the rotor, removing peaks in power demand and reducing the risk of blockages.