Designed to offer reduced wrapping costs and easier plastic recycling, Kuhn has introduced a new version of its round baler-wrapper combination machine, the i-Bio+.
As well as being able to apply conventional net binding, i-Bio+ can be also be fitted with Kuhn’s patented film-on-film bale binding and wrapping system.
The binding system uses two film reels to bind the cylindrical side of the bale and offers several advantages compared to other film binding systems, claims the firm. Not least is the ability to use standard size film rolls (750mm wide), therefore eliminating the need to order separate binding and wrapping film.
The system also boasts quicker and easier roll loading thanks to a system which hydraulically folds the film reels into their loading/unloading position.
Control of bale wrapping is taken care of by the manufacturer’s IntelliWrap system which gives complete control of the wrapping process, allowing the operator to select the number of film layers and adjust film overlap.
i-Bio+ is IsoBus compatible, with all functions managed via a single, full-colour display terminal. At less than 3,700kg, machine weight is also relatively light, says Kuhn, and its compact design makes it well-suited for use on hilly terrain and within small field systems.
The baler is available now, retailing at £54,377.