SB 1290 baler silhouette

Designed and built to last

The KUHN SB 1290 is a multifunctional large square baler for all crop conditions. This professional machine is designed and built to last.

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With the SB series KUHN releases a new generation of large square balers. Designed to achieve high capacity and high bale weights combined with excellent driver convenience, the balers boost the profitability of your baling operation. The robust driveline makes these balers extremely durable.

The SB 1290 baler is one of the toughest, most reliable large square balers for bale size 120 x 90 on the market. The baler combines high output and maximum reliability to serve as a perfect fit for professional crop producers. The SB 1290 has been designed with simple, yet efficient features including INTEGRAL ROTOR technology and the POWER DENSITY system to produce high density bales in all crop conditions.

KUHN large square balers feature a unique, simple driveline with a large flywheel and the longest standard bale chamber to provide outstanding durability and performance. Hydraulic-driven fans keep your double knotters clean.
SB 1290 baler at work

Your benefits

Consistent, dense, high-quality bales

The torque regulation system ensures a perfect balance between capacity and density.

A perfect balance between capacity and density

The KUHN patented torque regulation system on all SB 120 cm bale channel models ensures a perfect balance between capacity and density. The system consists of plunger rod load pins that measure the plunger force and an angle sensor that measures the crank angle. Throughout the complete plunger cycle the exact torque is calculated. The benefit of this sophisticated measuring method is that up to 5% higher bale density can be achieved when driving at a capacity of 25 t/h. This results in a higher transport and handling efficiency.

POWER DENSITY: the KUHN Solution

Consistently shaped bales provide more than just aesthetic appeal. A dense, consistently filled bale represents quality in every form. Square bales are easy to handle and stack. In addition, they are much more stable during transport than a poorly formed bale. In silage applications, a square-edged bale indicates less air content, resulting in higher quality feed.

The KUHN POWER DENSITY system, a single feeder fork design, proves that a well-engineered active pre-chamber filling system can eliminate complexity. This pre-chamber system ensures consistently filled wads and results in heavy, square-edged bales regardless of the swath condition. The single feeder fork combines two functions into one mechanism, eliminating unneeded components and complexity and resulting in lower maintenance costs.

How does it work?
  1. The INTEGRAL ROTOR actively delivers the crop to the pre-chamber.
  2. The feeder fork (blue) provides an active filling of the pre-chamber.
  3. The single-acting feeder fork continues to form the bale wad until the measuring plate (red) is pushed back with a predetermined force.
  4. Once the measuring plate is pushed back, it activates the second function of the feederfork system. The fork makes a different movement that empties the pre chamber and pushes the perfectly formed wad into the bale chamber.
The pre-chamber system ensures consistently filled wads and results in heavy, square-edged bales.

The bale chamber

With the 3.4m long bale chamber of the SB 1290, there is plenty of space to form a perfect bale. The combination of aggressive retainers and pressure door shape brings an aggressive compaction and gentle expansion of the bale. 46 plunger strokes per minute result in a high compaction capacity. The plunger is guided via 4 large rollers with a diameter of 125 mm for maximum service life.
With the 3.4m-long bale chamber of the LSB, there is plenty of space to form a perfect bale.

Optimal driver comfort

For maximum driver convenience the SB 1290 is standard equipped with the heaviest flywheel in their segment. This 485 kg heavy-duty flywheel guaranties a unique smooth running machines, which offers the operator maximum driving comfort during the daily operation.
The 485 kg heavy-duty flywheel offers maximum driving comfort.

Optimal crop intake to meet your capacity needs

With a pick-up width of 230 cm, the baler is capable of working in all swaths

Optimal crop pick-up

The pick-up is designed to match the full capacity of the machine. With an intake width of 230 cm, the baler is capable of working in all swaths. The reliable cam-track system will not let you down, even in the harshest conditions. To adapt the machine to your fields, you have the choice between fixed and pivoting pick-up wheels. The pivoting pick-up wheels are semi-pneumatic and therefore ideal for rough terrain and stony soils.

To better meet your operation's specific needs, there are two intake options available for the SB 1290. Select from one of our patented INTEGRAL ROTORS. The OPTIFEED non-cutting rotor or the 23-knife OMNICUT cutting rotor.

INTEGRAL ROTOR Technology

Available across the entire KUHN square baler range, our INTEGRAL ROTOR technology can be found on OPTIFEED and OMNICUT models. This simple, maintenance-free intake system guarantees an enormous throughput capacity at all times. The short distance between rotor and pick-up tines maintains consistent crop flow. The design of this force-fed intake makes higher forward speeds possible for increased productivity and reduced crop damage.
The INTEGRAL ROTOR has rotor tines made out of Hardox® wear plates to offer excellent durability in abrasive crop conditions.
All KUHN balers, cutting or non-cutting versions, are equipped with the INTEGRAL ROTOR system.

POWER FEED ROLLER

Whether you are baling dry straw, hay or wet silage, the POWER FEED ROLLER allows you to take capacity to the next level. Difficult crop conditions or inconsistent swaths could pose a challenge for an intake rotor. With the KUHN POWER FEED ROLLER this belongs to the past. This driven crop roller actively follows the height of the swath. As a result, the crop is slightly compressed and evenly distributed when entering the intake rotor. Inconsistencies in the crop flow are smoothed out, delivering a steady crop flow towards the rotor.

Peak loads as a result of irregularities in the swath are avoided. The smooth and steady crop intake ensures a reduced power requirement and a smooth running machine. Moreover, wear on the machine is reduced as less strain is applied on the intake.

Your benefits are :
  • Unrivalled overall capacity
  • Excellent crop guiding in different crops and swath size
  • Less power peaks in the intake system
  • Smooth running of the machine
The KUHN POWER FEED ROLLER is a driven crop roller which enables a steady crop flow

Non-cutting: OPTIFEED rotor and Biomass OPTIFEED rotor

The 48 cm diameter OPTIFEED rotor design, where rotor tines - made out of HARDOX wear plate - and auger function are combined on one shaft, helps even out the swath by spreading the crop evenly for consistent bales every time. When crop cutting is not required, the OPTIFEED system ensures a controlled and consistent crop flow to the pre-chamber. With the rotor, an additional level of protection is given to the machine.

The 60 cm diameter Biomass OPTIFEED rotor design combines all the benefits of the standard OPTIFEED rotor with boltable rotor tines made out of Hardox wear plate for excellent durability and easy exchange. These rotor tines are specially designed for aggressive energy crops such as sugar cane leaves.
The 48 cm diameter OPTIFEED rotor design, where rotor tines and auger function are combined on one shaft

Cutting: OMNICUT 23 knifes (OC 23)

The OMNICUT 23-knife rotor (OC 23) offers a cutting length of 45 mm on the 120 cm wide bale channel models. With a rotor diameter of 60 cm, the rotor will process every swath that is placed in front of the baler. The knives on the OC 23 have individual hydraulic protection. This ensures a perfect cutting quality regardless of working speed and crop. The operation of the knife group configuration is easily done from the tractor cab via the terminal. The operator can choose from the following knife group configurations: 0 - 11 - 12 - 23. The boltable rotor tines made out of Hardox wear plate guarantee easy exchange. Together with the standard cassette system for easy knife changing, you not only invest in cutting quality but, above all, in driver comfort.
The OMNICUT 23-knife rotor (OC 23) offers a cutting length of 45 mm,

Extreme robustness, durability and user comfort

Gearboxes and shafts ensure a perfectly synchronised machine with easy maintenance.

Heavy-duty driveline

Perform at maximum capacity with a highly secure intake system. Synchronised drive of components is made by gearboxes and shafts. This ensures a perfectly synchronised machine with easy maintenance. The heavy-duty driveline features self-resetting cam-clutches. The benefit of these clutches is that they offer the possibility to use the machine at maximum capacity without worrying about time consuming shear bolt replacements. The driveline layout is simple, clean, and easy to service and maintain while minimizing the overall number of moving parts.

Instant protection

To use the machine at maximum capacity, a flawless protection system is required. All main intake components of the KUHN large square balers are fitted with a cam-type clutch. With this non-stop safety system you can unblock the machine from the operator seat, in the event of an overload. The pick-up, INTEGRAL ROTOR, main drive and feeder fork are protected with cam-type torque limiters, which are automatically activated in the event of an overload. The respective cam clutch then activates and the intake is stopped. The clutch re-engages when the operator reduces the PTO speed. Another benefit of these clutches is that they offer the possibility to use the machine at maximum capacity without worrying about time consuming shear bolt replacements.
All main intake components of the KUHN large square balers are fitted with a cam-type clutch.

Smart design for more user convenience

The design offers perfect accessibility to the inside of the machine during daily inspection and maintenance. For more safety, the knotter deck is equipped with solid stairs and a safety railing. The safety railing can be folded down easily to reduce the height of the machine during transport. Moreover, the driver can benefit from optimal comfort thanks to the heavy flywheel, the load sensing hydraulics and the torque regulation system.

The load sensing hydraulic system is used for automatic axle locking, knife steering, roller chute and bale ejector functionalities. The hydraulic system can easily be switched mechanically to an open centre operation if using it in combination with a tractor without a load sensing hydraulic system.
The design offers perfect accessibility and safety for the operator.

Equipment

Productivity at your fingertips<br />User interfaces are the key to achieving the productivity you expect from your KUHN machine. We listened carefully to the users of our machines to develop our new user interfaces and terminals. The objective is to have a clear view of what your machine is doing at any time and to have all important settings at your fingertips. This ensures that you have full control of your machine.

LSB 1290 baler in transport position

Specifications

Technical Characteristics
 
Bale height (cm)
Bale width (cm)
Bale length (cm)
Pick-up width (cm)
Number of pick-up tine bars
Pick-up crop roller
Intake system
Number of knives
Theoretical cutting length (mm)
Knife protection
POWER DENSITY pre-chamber intake system
Plunger strokes (min-1)
Baling pressure setting
Binding system
Knotter cleaning
Automatic central greasing
Twine storage
Minimum PTO power requirement kW(hp)
PTO speed (min-1)
Hydraulic jack
Transport width (cm)
Transport height (cm)
Transport length (cm)
Parking brakes
ISOBUS compatible
Road lights and signalling
Minimum required tractor hydraulic connections
Service lights
Weight min - max (kg)
SB 1290SB 1290 OC
9090
120120
60–30060–300
230230
55
as standardas standard
INTEGRAL ROTOR (with automatic cam clutch overload protection)INTEGRAL ROTOR (with automatic cam clutch overload protection)
-23
-45
-individual hydraulic
as standard (with automatic cam clutch overload protection)as standard (with automatic cam clutch overload protection)
4646
4 hydraulic cylinders, controlled by on-board hydraulic system4 hydraulic cylinders, controlled by on-board hydraulic system
6 double knotters6 double knotters
turbo fans driven by on-board hydraulicsturbo fans driven by on-board hydraulics
as standardas standard
32 rolls32 rolls
103(140)121(165)
10001000
as standardas standard
300 maximum (depending on axles and wheel size)300 maximum (depending on axles and wheel size)
326 maximum326 maximum
800800
as standardas standard
as standardas standard
as standardas standard
1 single acting and 1 double acting valve1 single acting and 1 double acting valve
as standardas standard
9950 - 120509950 - 12050

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