Krone has launched the new double-arm EasyWrap 165 T round bale wrapper, which is an ideal option for contractors who harvest small fields. It follows on from the EasyWrap 150 that was launched last year. EasyWrap 165 T will be at Agritechnica 2022.
Wrapping 1.00-1.65m diameter bales, the EasyWrap 165 T lifts up to 1,650kg bales and wraps them at speeds of up to 40rpm. Controlled from a cab-based ISOBUS terminal, the wrapper offers convenient and straight forward operation to suit professional standards.
Agile and good visibility
The wrapper couples to the tractor linkage with the help of a headstock that swings into position and couples to the lower link arms. A practical hose holder helps connect the oil lines and protects them from getting damaged in work. The slim drawbar and compact design make the EasyWrap 165 T a very agile machine that also offers excellent visibility.
The hydraulic drawbar can swing to the side for optimum bale collection. Equally convenient is the changeover from road to work position by a touch of a button. An optional version of the drawbar provides stowage for ten spare film rolls – for maximum efficiency on long working days.
A sturdy arm places the bale gently and in a controlled way on to the wrapping table. Adjusting the arm to the size of the bale is easy and takes no tools. The machine can pick up the next bale while keeping the finished bale on board, thus serving as a bale collector.
The wrapping table is formed by four strong textile belts which effectively roll the bale – no matter its size or weight. The bale sits in a deep cradle and is held in position by four bobbins (six as an option). Wrapping is triggered automatically by a sensor plate. The film is 750mm wide and offers a pre-stretch of either 55% or 70%.
At the end of the wrapping cycle, the film is fixed in the cut-and-tie unit and then cut in one smooth operation. It is this clean cut that makes the film cling instantly to the bale. There are no loose ends. Finished bales can be rotated to any suitable position and deposited on the move by tilting the table to the rear, gently placing it on to a rubber mat on the ground. A guide roller at the rear prevents the bale from dropping to the ground in rolling land.
The cab operated bale turner feature is optional and it is possible to automate the entire wrapping cycle. Every stage in the cycle can be triggered manually too by a touch of a button. EasyWrap 165 T is ISOBUS compatible from the tractor terminal, but Krone terminals can be used as an alternative.
The low-slung chassis ensures maximum machine stability during work. In addition, the wrapper is also available with LED work lights and three extra lights for night work.