Round Balers

KUHN offers a new generation of round balers, wih variable and fixed chamber round baler models guaranteed for producing perfectly shaped, consistent round bales with exceptional high bale densities even in the most demanding conditions. A number of unique features and innovations, including the INTEGRAL ROTOR and PROGRESSIVE DENSITY make a real difference. Discover KUHN round baler solutions and boost the profitability of your baling operation!

Fixed Chamber Round Balers

KUHN's goal is to develop balers that boost the profitability of your baling operation. KUHN fixed chamber round balers feature several unique techniques to deliver high capacity, consistency and reliability.

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    • KUHN FB 3135 fixed chamber baler silhouette

      FB 3100

      High-density balers for the perfect bale, even in the toughest conditions

Variable Chamber Round Balers

KUHN variable chamber round balers take high-density baling to the next level. The balers are developed with the latest product innovations to improve the quality of your work and to get the maximum benefit.

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    • KUHN VB 3190 variable round baler silhouette

      VB 3100

      Designed to produce dense 80 - 160/185 cm bales

    • KUHN VB 7190 variable round baler silhouette

      VB 7100

      High-performance balers producing extreme dense 80 - 160/185 cm bales

What are the advantages of round bales? 

Round bales are a particularly effective solution for conserving silage. With dry crops, round bales fill the gap in terms of efficiency between small square bales and large square bales. Depending on the farm, they can also help to save more money. Round bales can be made from dry hay, straw or silage. This means that hay, for example, can be stored outdoors in well-drained storage areas and protected from the rain thanks to a well-applied wrapping film and an even distribution of net wrap. In addition, it is much easier to conserve and manage raw materials with round bales as they reduce dry matter losses which usually result from storage in silos. 

How does a round baler work? 

The round baler collects the crop and transports it to the bale chamber using a variety of different feed systems that have been specifically designed for maximum efficiency. These systems can be adapted to the types of crops harvested and the user’s preferences. Each feed system has specific characteristics, such as an ability to optimally process certain crops or to cut the forage at a specific length. The harvested crops are then pressed in the chamber to produce bales that are the desired size, weight and density. Once the bale has been formed, it is held together with twine, net wrap or wrapping film to ensure that the shape and quality of the forage is maintained during storage and transport. 

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What size round bales do the KUHN balers produce? 

Round bales measuring 0.8 x 1.60 m or 0.8 x 1.85 m. 

Even though these sizes are “standard”, the overall diameter of the bale can be modified according to the farmer’s preferences. The extent to which a bale can be modified depends on the baler model, but a baler that makes bales measuring up to 1.60 m can be used to produce bales measuring 1.35 m and a baler that makes bales measuring 1.85 m can produce bales measuring 1.60 m, for example. Balers with fixed chambers can only be used to produce bales that are the size of the chamber. KUHN fixed chamber balers produce bales with a diameter of around 1.30 m. 

What can I bale with a round baler? 

Round balers are designed to process a large range of crops including silage, dry and wrapped hay, and even straw and corn stover. Beef and dairy producers in particular can benefit from the many capabilities of a round baler. Here at KUHN, we offer a large variety of products that meet their needs. 

What is a baler-wrapper combination? 

Baler-wrapper combinations have been specially designed to provide outstanding performance when processing crops with different properties to that of dry hay or standard straw. Not all balers are adapted to wrapping. Baler-wrapper combinations must be able to work in a wider variety of conditions while still eliminating debris from the bale chamber in order to maintain their effectiveness. All KUHN baler-wrapper combinations are equipped for wrapping. Your KUHN dealer will be able to find the right baler-wrapper combination for your specific needs. 

Cutting rotor or non-cutting rotor? 

Rotors are used to produce forage in a predefined size and, in certain cases, can be used to precut bedding in order to improve its distribution. As a general rule, a cutting rotor is used to create bales but in recent years it has been more commonly used to reduce the amount of pollution in dry hay and the processing time of bales in mixed rations. Cut bales are also much easier to compress. Not all cutting rotors are equal – it is best to cut or mulch fodder to minimise power surges and ensure a homogeneous filling of the bale chamber. The patented shape of the KUHN rotor tines ensures a homogeneous compression and cut of the harvested crops, unlike certain competitors who will mulch and defibrate instead of cutting and therefore will not get the most out of the crops. The cutting rotors can calibrate the crop at different lengths depending on the number of blades used. The blades can be configured in many different ways thanks to the range of different KUHN groups. A non-cutting rotor offers the same advantages as a cutting rotor only it feeds the crop into the bale chamber without cutting. This type of rotor excels in the vast majority of conditions, including the feeding of short and dry fodder like straw cut by the rotor after being harvested by a combine harvester. Non-cutting rotors offer a large range of capabilities depending on the needs of farmers and how they plan on using the fodder. 

How much power does a baler need? 

The power that a round baler needs depends on numerous factors. The harvested material, the size of the baler (dimensions of the bales), the terrain and whether the fodder is calibrated in advance or not are all factors that must be taken into consideration. Ask your KUHN dealer about what power is required for your specific conditions. 

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How much do KUHN round bales weigh? 

The weight of KUHN round bales can vary depending on the humidity levels and the harvested crop. It depends on the density of a given volume. The density of KUHN bales is higher thanks to KUHN’s PROGRESSIVE DENSITY technology which makes it possible to press more material in the volume of the bale. It would be like if we filled a one litre container with steel washers and another with rice. The two would have the same overall volume but the weights would be noticeably different. 

How much does a round baler cost? 

In general, the price of a round baler depends of the quality of the machine maintenance, the type of crops harvested and the annual bale production. A round baler is an investment and is subject to additional maintenance costs. KUHN round balers have been designed and put through a series of rigorous tests in order to guarantee a maximum service life. This includes the strong chains and pins, robust bearings, top-quality belts and parts, all built onto an outstanding chassis and bale chamber design. KUHN also uses integral technology for its reinforced Hardox rotor tines. This helps to minimise overall maintenance by reducing the number of moving parts and reinforcing areas where more abrasion occurs. Fewer moving parts, greater reliability, less power required and more robust components than competitors. 

What is the best round baler on the market? 

The best round baler combines reliability with performance, capacity and quality. These attributes are all adapted to meet the specific needs of each customer. The reputation of KUHN’s round balers when it comes to reliability and quality comes from the excellent performance and the capacity of our different machines. 

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