Based on decades of experience in development and production, the Fendt square balers are distinguished by their robust and durable design as well as high output capacity. When developing the next generation, the focus was always on further improving these positive properties as well as on operation and maintenance. In terms of their design and technical specifications, the Fendt square balers, which are produced in the AGCO manufacturing facilities in Hesston, USA, fit exceptionally well to the Vario tractors. All square balers are ISOBUS compatible without restrictions and can be operated through the Fendt Varioterminal 10.4“ in Fendt tractors. The latest enhancements have further improved the quality of the cut material, increased the variability of the cutting length and optimised operation and maintenance-friendliness.
Variable cutting length can be set in the terminal
The new ProCut table has a high output. To produce the ideal lengths for straw and silage, the models 1270 (bale size 120 cm x 70 cm), 1290 and 1290 XD (bale size 120 cm x 90 cm) now have 26 knives instead of 19, and the 990 model (bale size 80 cm x 90 cm) now has 17 instead of eleven knives. With a full knife set, they produce a theoretical cutting length of 43.5 mm, for example, for short bedding material. Since every second knife can be put on a second track, the number of knives can be halved with the push of a button using the group engagement function for the knives in the terminal. A cutting length of 88 cm is possible.
New rotor cutter increases throughput and saves fuel
Fendt equipped its square balers with a very powerful and robust main gearbox for the best operational security. The unique baling system, with a mechanically controlled pre-compression chamber, guarantees uniformly shaped, highly dense bales. The main bale chamber is responsible for solid compression. The new rotor cutter has a 650-mm diameter (+ 8.5%), a speed of 120 rpm (+ 13%) and six rotor tines per rotor ring, which ensures a high cutting frequency and thus increases the throughput rate, while keeping fuel consumption low. The v-shaped arrangement of the rotor tines sets up the crop for a perfect cut – with a uniform, efficient cutting process and no load peaks.
Changing knives in a jiffy
The number of knives can be changed or knives can be replaced in a jiffy from the easily accessible knife drawer. With the aid of hydraulic group engagement of knives in the cab, the knives can be lowered easily. When in this position, the knife drawer can be pulled out with a handle. The double hydraulic knife protection, which secures the knives on both sides with two hydraulic cylinders, ensures safety. If necessary, the rotor tines can be unscrewed and replaced. The rotor tines are hardened with carbon, the knives with tungsten carbide and are therefore especially robust and durable.
The Fendt square balers are available with a new ProCut table and will be available on the market for the first grass cut 2016.