Krone launces range of compact high capacity round balers

Krone has launched its new range of compact and high capacity round balers – Comprima Plus. The four models include the solo Comprima F 155 XC Plus (with the well-proven semi variable chamber for 1.25–1.50m diameter bales) and Comprima V 150 XC Plus (variable chamber for 1.00m–1.50m bales) plus a combined baler wrapper version for each model.

The combination baler wrappers twin dispensers orbit around the bale at 36rpm for shorter wrapping cycles. Bale transfer to the wrapping table is fast and reliable with the help of a bale lifter. On the table, which is made up of tubes and chains, the bale is rolled for optimum wrapping. The machine can store up to 12 film rolls in the compartments where they are protected from the ingress of dirt.

Comprima Plus has a camless pick-up and five wavy rows of helical tines designed to evenly distribute material across the full width of the feed chamber and the XCut rotor cutter.

The precision cutting system is available with 17 or 26 blades with cutting lengths of

42mm and 64mm. For maximum crop flexibility they can be selected in groups of 17/8/9/0 and 26/13/13/0. The rotor is made from extra tempered steel with a hard wearing edge on the cutting system to ensure extended use and stability.

Novogrip belts and sturdier chains and sprockets ensure bale roll is not compromised. The variable chamber models now feature electric density control, which allows operators to adjust the bale density from the cab.

LED lights help operators monitor the wrapper and the net application system. More LEDs under the panels make servicing an easier job too. Automatic oil and grease lubrication is standard specification on Comprima Plus for minimum service and maintenance.

All Comprima Plus machines can either take film or net wrapping and a weighing system is available for the CF and CV models. New tyre versions of up to size 500/60 22.5” and the Krone DS500 control unit or the CCI ISOBUS terminal are optional. Available as standard is the TIM tractor implement management system, which reduces operator stress by automating such functions as opening and closing the rear door

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