Kuhn Farm Machinery has launched a new version of its popular fixed chamber round baler, the FB 2135 MKII, with a range of new features designed at improving baling speed, quality and efficiency.
The latest version of the FB 2135 is available with two different intake rotors – the Optifeed or Opticut 14 – both of which share the same 2.30m pick-up width for maximum productivity.
The Optifeed rotor uses double feeding tines and integrated augers to provide an even and consistent flow of crop into the bale chamber for improved bale consistency. The Opticut 14 rotor is fitted with 14 knives which provide a theoretical cutting length of 70mm and which even out the swath by force-feeding the crop into the baler for maximum throughput. Each single knife is spring-protected against damage from foreign objects.
“Reliability, bale quality and bale density are fundamental to the efficiency of all baling operations,” Duncan McLeish, Kuhn’s UK Sales Manager explains. “Every minute counts when weather conditions are uncertain so the FB 2135 has been updated to provide improvements in all aspects of baling.
“The new machines feature several unique innovations such as Kuhn’s Pendulum pick-up system, Powertrack roller and Integral Rotor technology, all of which make a real difference to field performance.”
Kuhn’s Pendulum pick-up gathers the densest of swaths at high forward speeds and has height adjustable guide wheels for accurately carrying the pick-up over every ground contour.
The Kuhn Powertrack system uses 14 steel rollers with an asymmetrical profile and a unique ribbed profile for optimal crop traction and compression to ensure reliable bale rotation and minimal stoppages. The rollers are produced from high-grade steel and are constructed from two overlapped pressed sections, which are fully seam-welded for maximum rigidity. Radial support rings located inside each roller creates additional strength, while the end plate and roller stub shafts are forged in one piece.
Kuhn’s Integral rotor is a maintenance-free and short distance intake system which ensures even feeding regardless of variations in crop quality. With this system, even the heaviest crops are forced through the intake, resulting in higher forward speeds for improved productivity.
The FB 2135 MKII also features Kuhn’s hydraulic Powerlock rear door cylinders, which work in combination with a hydraulic lock valve to produce maximum bale density. Fast door opening and closing means more bales per hour and improved efficiency.
The intake unit of the FB 2135 MKII is protected by a main PTO clutch which is automatically activated if a blockage occurs. In addition, the complete cutting floor – including the knives – can be lowered to allow blockages to be cleared.