Vicon has refreshed its range of Variable Chamber round balers. Designated ‘PLUS’ series, the newly updated models have been designed to give a boost to output, while also reducing operating costs due to reduced maintenance requirements. With this new series, Vicon has also taken the opportunity to introduce a range of other detail improvements.

The new ‘PLUS’ series balers are available with a range of intake systems, with a choice of Feeder Fork, PowerFeed rotor, 14 and 25 knife SuperCut chopping systems, and maximum bale sizes of 1.65m, 1.75, and 2.0m depending on the model.

Performance-enhancing upgrades include a redesigned roller crop press that is able to lift higher in large crops, while the side support arms have also been strengthened and incorporate improved limit stops. Enhanced protection against wrapping of crops is also provided for the bearings which have now been mounted inside the roller.

The 2.2m pick-up reel, which features twin-cam tracks and five tine bars, has also been given a makeover, with 10mm longer tines and wider strippers to improve cleaning in wet crop conditions. The pick-up drive chain has also been increased in size for added durability.

The driveline has received attention and is now equipped with new long-life HBC specification chains providing higher fatigue strength and increased wear resistance compared to the conventional chains. The bale chamber has not escaped attention either, with new design idler rollers which benefit from a 45% increase in bearing diameter, along with larger internal grease capacity and improved shielding. A continuous central shaft also provides enhanced rigidity.

Courtesy of ien.vicon.eu

Source: Vicon

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