Vicon is to run a demonstration programme throughout the 2015 grass season to highlight the performance, efficiency and quality of its round baler range.
Called the Vicon Bale Challenge, the in-field demonstration includes the new FlexiWrap baler-wrapper combination in addition to the latest generation RV5200 series variable chamber balers.
The FlexiWrap baler-wrapper combination being demonstrated is based on the latest generation RV5216 baler equipped with Vicon’s new PowerBind net system and 14-knife SuperCut grass chopping system.
First shown at last year’s Grassland event, FlexiWrap is mounted on a twin axle chassis that includes a twin satellite wrapper, offering impressive one-man baling and wrapping output.
The baler wrapper combination offers fully automatic controls, plus manual and over-ride options. As the bale is completed and the rear door opened, the wrapper table moves close to the rear of the baler to accept the bale. With the bale positioned for wrapping, baling can then continue while twin satellite arms take care of wrapping.
Once complete, the wrapping table is lowered to create a low unloading height. As an option, a bale-on-end kit can be fitted. Film storage for 10 rolls can be lowered hydraulically for easier change over too.
Variable chamber RV5216 and RV5220 produce bales with diameters of up to 1.65m and 2.0m respectively, using five endless belts and a closed chamber system that affords immediate bale starting.
This latest generation of baler gets an all-new net wrap system, plus a new software package for easier selection of bale density. PowerBind injects net directly into the bale chamber, which maintains net tension at all times and delivers repeatable accuracy with consistent net injection.
Intelligent Density 3D gives in-cab control of bale density with three pre-configured bale densities accessed from the control box menu, simplifying change-over from different crop types.
Vicon’s Bale Challenge has been introduced to show farmers and contractors just how much investment has been made in product developments and upgrades to its variable chamber balers. It is an opportunity for potential customers to put their own kit head-to-head against the latest baler technology from Vicon, comparing bale quality and output in their own crops. Further details and how to register for the Bale Challenge, are available online through the Vicon website, at www.uk.vicon.eu