KUHN VB 3190 variable round baler silhouette

Take baling to the next level

A wide range of variable round balers designed to produce dense 80 - 160/185 cm round bales – backed by over 40 years of experience. With six models and four intake options, there’s certain to be a KUHN VB round baler to boost the profitability of your baling operation.

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KUHN variable round balers take baling to the next level. The KUHN VB 3100 Series offers a wide range of balers to match your individual preferences. There is a VB 3100 baler to suit any size operation, any budget and any type of crop. KUHN variable chamber round balers are developed with the latest product innovations to ensure that farmers and contractors worldwide get the maximum benefit.
The KUHN VB 3155 and 3185 Entry models are designed for the baling of dry materials such as hay and straw.
The KUHN VB 3160 and 3190 All-round models are designed for baling a wide range of forage materials including silage, with the added convenience of VT 30 or full ISOBUS control.
The KUHN VB 3165 and 3195 Premium models are designed to work in the toughest conditions across the world and are ideal for custom operators who need extra density in straw. Built for high-volume baling, these models feature heavy-duty components to keep you producing rock-hard bales, bale after bale, day after day.
KUHN VB 3185 and VB 3195 at work

Your benefits

Optimal crop intake to meet your operation's needs

A wide cam-steered pick-up with standard crop roller.

Optimal crop pick up

All VB 3100 models feature a wide cam-steered pick-up with standard crop roller. The pick-up is designed to maximize the full capacity of the machine. With a working width of 210 or 230 cm, the machine is capable of working in all windrows and will not let you down, even in the toughest conditions. Straight pick-up tines help release the crop and reduce crop wrapping. The pick-up roller compresses the crop against the pick-up tines, reducing friction, thus limiting leaf loss and increasing baler efficiency by evening out the windrow.
The 230 cm rotor model pick-up features a standard pendulum frame and optional pivoting pick-up wheels to allow the pick-up to adapt to changing field conditions. Camless-shaped crop guides, on 230 cm pick-ups, result in more aggressive and efficient pick-up by exposing more of the tine when needed and by pulling the crop away from the tines as it approaches the intake. A cam track pulls the tines straight down in the rearward position to avoid wrapping, making this the only hybrid pick-up on the market today.
To better meet your operation's specific needs, there are four intake options available. Choose the DIRECT FEED intake system or select one of our three INTEGRAL ROTORS – the non-cutting OPTIFEED rotor or the 14- and 23-knife OPTICUT cutting rotors.

DIRECT FEED System

When cutting the crop is not required, the DIRECT FEED system ensures a controlled and consistent crop flow to the bale chamber. It is an unrestricted intake unit for maximum capacity in dry crop conditions. In heavier conditions, like big wide straw or hay swaths, the top roller performs like a pre-compactor which is powered by the primary driveline of the baler. There are no fingers or rotor tines, which can disturb the flow and therefore limit the intake capacity. This generates a huge input potential and prevents blockages. The result: a high output and minimum downtime.
An unrestricted intake unit for maximum capacity in dry crop conditions.

INTEGRAL ROTOR Technology

Available across the entire VB 3100 range is our INTEGRAL ROTOR technology found on the OPTIFEED and OPTICUT 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 reduces crop damage.
The INTEGRAL ROTOR on all models, except VB 3155 & 3185 Entry models, is provided with rotor tines made out of Hardox® wear plates. Hardox combines extreme hardness and toughness to reduce rotor tine wear. Longer wearing life of the rotor tines will contribute to time and money savings for the operator.
The short distance between rotor and pick-up tines maintains consistent crop flow.

Non-cutting: OPTIFEED Rotor

The OPTIFEED rotor design, with single feeding tines and integrated augers, helps even out the swath by spreading the crop evenly for consistent bales every time.
OPTIFEED rotor with patented elliptical-shaped rotor tines

Cutting: OPTICUT Rotors

KUHN OPTICUT (OC) cutting rotors are designed for unlimited intake capacity and excellent cutting quality. OC cutting rotors, with patented elliptical-shaped rotor tines, are acknowledged by users as one of the best cutting systems on the market. The silage is guided and drawn down to the knives from an early stage which improves flow and cutting performance and also prevents unwanted blockages.
OPTICUT 14
The INTEGRAL ROTOR, with the 14-knife OPTICUT system, is designed to even out the windrow and force-feed the crop into the baler for maximum throughput. The 14-knife OPTICUT cutting system provides a theoretical cutting length of 70 mm. Each single knife is spring-protected against damage from foreign objects. With GROUP SELECTION (VB 3165 & 3195 Premium models), the operator can choose to have 0, 4, 7, 7, or 14 knives in operation.
OPTICUT 23
The INTEGRAL ROTOR with the 23-knife OPTICUT system has the benefits of intensive cutting and mechanical protection. The 23-knife OptiCut system provides a theoretical cutting length of 70mm. Each single knife is spring-protected against damage from foreign objects. With GROUP SELECTION (VB 3165 & 3195 Premium models), the operator can choose to have 0, 7, 11, 12, or 23 knives in operation.
GROUP SELECTION results in easy knife changing and an improved driver comfort.
OC cutting rotors, with patented elliptical-shaped rotor tines

Consistent, firm round bales

Progressive Density increases tension as the bale grows

PROGRESSIVE DENSITY – The KUHN Solution

The PROGRESSIVE DENSITY system has proven its value on all KUHN VB balers. The system increases tension as the bale grows providing a firm bale with a tough outer shell.
How does it work?
As the bale grows within the bale chamber, the belt tensioning arm is subjected to steadily increasing resistance from two hydraulic cylinders and a spring tensioner. So as the diameter increases, the bale’s density does too. The result is a very firm bale with a moderate core – not too soft, not too hard. With a tougher outer layer, straw bales will be more tolerant to bad weather conditions, while silage bales will maintain their shape for improved stacking and easier handling.

Fast, perfect bale formation

The 5 belt, 3 roller design of the VB 3100 Series bale chamber ensures fast, consistent bale formation whatever the intake system. The aggressive profile of the top chamber roller improves crop contact and reduces crop loss. The front segment of the baler is fitted with a large smooth roller and driven cleaning roller that prevents from crop build up at the front of the machine. The unique mix of the KUHN PROGRESSIVE DENSITY system and smart bale chamber design guarantees perfect bale formation every time.
The bale chamber of a VB3100 contains 5 belts and 3 rollers.

Secure binding solutions

KUHN binding solutions guarantee the most reliable and secure binding

Firm bale shape

One of the final steps in creating the perfect bale is the binding. Binding a bale to protect it from the elements and from losing its shape is one of the most crucial steps. The less time required to bind the bale, the higher the baling operation output. KUHN binding solutions guarantee the most reliable and secure binding available on the market.

Excellent net spreading

The net binder with active stretch technology ensures a firm bale shape with constant net tension throughout the entire binding cycle. The net is fed into the front of the bale chamber to ensure it is taken by the bale immediately. A second net roll storage enables the operator to carry a sufficient net supply for a longer working day. Changing of the net roll can be done easily whilst standing safely on the ground.
KUHN’s innovative design maintains constant net tension during the wrap process. The net wrap system runs at 90% of the bale’s rotational speed to be able to stretch the net without breaking it. The pre-stretched net results in a bale that will hold its density.The net binding system spreads the net to the corners of the bale to prevent air pockets once the bale is wrapped, which will preserve the forage quality for longer.
The net binder with active stretch technology ensures a firm bale shape with constant net tension.

Twine binding

When using the double twine arm system, the binding cycle time is reduced to a minimum. In the twine binding cycle, both of the twines start at the bale edge and overlap before moving to the centre of the bale. In the centre of the bale, they overlap again. This ensures the twines are fixed and that there are no loose ends.
When required, VB 3100 Series balers can be equipped with a combination of twine and net binding.
The double twine arm system, the binding cycle time is reduced to a minimum.

Equipment

Productivity at your fingertips: 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 monitors. 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.

VB3190 baling round bales of straw

Specifications

Technical Characteristics
 
Bale diameter (cm)
Bale width (cm)
Bale chamber
Bale chamber configuration
Teardrop plate
Proportional valve soft core
Automatic chain lubrication
DROPFLOOR technology
Theoretical cutting length (mm)
Knife protection
Pick-up width (cm)
Number of pick-up tine bars
Pick-up crop roller
Minimum PTO power requirement kW(hp)
Overload protection
Drawbar
Transport width (cm)
ISOBUS compatible
Control box
Road lights
Minimum required tractor hydraulic connections
Weight min - max (kg)
VB 3160 OPTIFEED VB 3165 OPTIFEED VB 3165 OPTICUT VB 3190 OPTIFEED VB 3195 OPTIFEED VB 3195 OPTICUT
80-160 80-160 80-160 80-185 80-185 80-185
120 120 120 120 120 120
1 starter roller – 2 bale chamber rollers – 5 belts 1 starter roller – 2 bale chamber rollers – 5 endless belts 1 starter roller – 2 bale chamber rollers – 5 endless belts 1 starter roller – 2 bale chamber rollers – 5 belts 1 starter roller – 2 bale chamber rollers – 5 endless belts 1 starter roller – 2 bale chamber rollers – 5 endless belts
driven clean roller in front segment driven clean roller in front segment including second belt drive driven clean roller in front segment including second belt drive driven clean roller in front segment driven clean roller in front segment including second belt drive driven clean roller in front segment including second belt drive
as standard as standard as standard as standard as standard as standard
electric pressure setting in cab as standard electric pressure setting in cab as standard electric pressure setting in cab as standard electric pressure setting in cab as standard electric pressure setting in cab as standard electric pressure setting in cab as standard
as standard (BEKA-MAX continuous chain oiler with 8 liter reservoir) as standard (BEKA-MAX continuous chain oiler with 8 liter reservoir) as standard (BEKA-MAX continuous chain oiler with 8 liter reservoir) as standard (BEKA-MAX continuous chain oiler with 8 liter reservoir) as standard (BEKA-MAX continuous chain oiler with 8 liter reservoir) as standard (BEKA-MAX continuous chain oiler with 8 liter reservoir)
optional as standard as standard
GROUP SELECTION OC 14: 0/4/7/7/14
GROUP SELECTION OC 23: 0/7/11/12/23
optional as standard as standard
GROUP SELECTION OC 14: 0/4/7/7/14
GROUP SELECTION OC 23: 0/7/11/12/23
- OC 14: 70
OC 23: 45
OC 14: 70
OC 23: 45
- individual spring protected individual spring protected
230 230 230 230 230 230
5 5 5 5 5 5
as standard as standard with big diameter as standard with big diameter as standard as standard with big diameter as standard with big diameter
55(75) 55(75) OC 14: 62(84)
OC 23: 77(105)
55(75) 55(75) OC 14: 62(84)
OC 23: 77(105)
cam clutch cam clutch cam clutch cam clutch cam clutch cam clutch
standard height adjustable, upper- and lower attachment possibilities standard height adjustable, upper- and lower attachment possibilities standard height adjustable, upper- and lower attachment possibilities standard height adjustable, upper- and lower attachment possibilities standard height adjustable, upper- and lower attachment possibilities standard height adjustable, upper- and lower attachment possibilities
245 (263 on 480/45-17 wheels, 268 on 500/45-22.5 wheels) 268 268 245 (263 on 480/45-17 wheels, 268 on 500/45-22.5 wheels) 268 268
depending on chosen ISOBUS or non-ISOBUS control box, baler will be ISOBUS compatible or not as standard as standard depending on chosen ISOBUS or non-ISOBUS control box, baler will be ISOBUS compatible or not as standard as standard
please specify when ordering:
• non-ISOBUS: VT 30 control box (as a result, baler is non-ISOBUS compatible)
• ISOBUS: no terminal, CCI 50, CCI 800 or CCI 1200 (baler is ISOBUS compatible)
no terminal, CCI 50, CCI 800 or CCI 1200 control box. please specify when ordering no terminal, CCI 50, CCI 800 or CCI 1200 control box. please specify when ordering please specify when ordering:
• non-ISOBUS: VT 30 control box (as a result, baler is non-ISOBUS compatible)
• ISOBUS: no terminal, CCI 50, CCI 800 or CCI 1200 (baler is ISOBUS compatible)
no terminal, CCI 50, CCI 800 or CCI 1200 control box. please specify when ordering no terminal, CCI 50, CCI 800 or CCI 1200 control box. please specify when ordering
as standard as standard as standard as standard as standard as standard
1 single and 1 double acting valve 1 single and 1 double acting valve 2 double acting valves 1 single and 1 double acting valve 1 single and 1 double acting valve 2 double acting valves
2800 - 3700 2800 - 3700 2800 - 3700 2800 - 3700 2800 - 3700 2800 - 3700

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