The McHale Fusion 3 Pro is a fully automatic integrated baler wrapper which is controlled by the iTouch control console. The McHale Fusion 3 Pro provides new levels of operator comfort with its large 7″ touch screen monitor, in-cab net and density adjustment, camera, and faster wrapping speeds along with a host of other features. The McHale Fusion 3 Pro uses net to bind the bale in the chamber and features the McHale patented bale transfer and vertical wrapping ring, which are noted for their reliability, speed and positive bale transfer in hilly conditions.
iTouch Control Console with Touch Screen
The operators link to this efficient machine is the iTouch Control Console with its large 7” touch screen monitor. The McHale Fusion 3 Pro comes fitted with a camera as standard to monitor the transfer and wrapping operation at the rear of the machine. The camera image automatically displays on the 7” monitor in the tractor cab at key points throughout the cycle – when the bale is being transferred to the wrapping table, at the beginning of the wrapping cycle and when the bale is about to be tipped. The iTouch control console has a second camera input if required.
From the iTouch console, the operator can adjust bale density and the number of layers of net from the comfort of the tractor cab.
Other new features include:
An automatic drop floor reset as standard. If a blockage occurs the operator can press one button on the iTouch which lowers the floor. After the PTO is re-engaged and the blockage is fed through, the drop floor will automatically raise and the knives will reset to their original position.
An automatic knife drop feature can be enabled from the iTouch control console in the cab. This allows for the operator to chop the grass until the bale is 95% complete, at which point the machine will automatically drop out the knives, which depending on the feeding method improves fodder distribution, keeping the bale neater when the net is removed.
An end of wrapping roll function – this allows the bale to be rolled after wrapping has finished to ensure the plastic is bound tightly to the bale.
A bale tip speed adjustment can be adjusted from the tractor cab, which is particularly beneficial on undulating ground conditions when the machine is fitted with a side tip to place the bales on their ends.
An output for controlling a crop additive applicator is featured on the iTouch control console. Once the operator has the PTO running this will engage an aftermarket crop additive applicator. During the application of the net and transfer of the bale, the applicator will automatically switch off in order to avoid the wastage of additive. An optional headland management kit is also available to detect when the pickup is raised at headlands and switch off the applicator to avoid further wastage of additive.
A “Reset total reminder” to prompt the operator to reset the customer total when changing between fields.
A USB export feature allows for the bale totals and customer details for each individual customer to be exported to a USB, providing for a seamless transfer to the farmers or contractors’ records.
There are a number of additional optional extras available on the McHale Fusion 3 Pro which include:
If the machine is fitted with the optional bale weighing system, this reading will also be displayed on the iTouch screen. The bale weighing system records the weight of each bale and the average bale weight for the job is displayed in the customer profile section on the i Touch control console.
If a customer specifies their machine is to be fitted with the optional bale moisture recording system, a figure will be displayed as an average moisture content reading of the bale on the i Touch control console. This average value is then accumulated in the on-screen customer profile.
An optional printer is also available to allow for a customised receipt to be printed which includes information on customer details, number of bales, chopped or non-chopped bale details, wrapped on un-wrapped bale details, average moisture content and average bale weight.
6 tine bars fitted with a double crop roller.
Two banks of knives with 0,12,13 or 25 knife chopping options.
McHale introduced this very popular option in 2019 to make net loading much more user friendly.
A side tip can be fitted to the machine to place the bales on their ends as they are tipped. This is beneficial when working in stalky crops where the customer does not want the bale to get damaged or roll.
McHale offer a number of tyre upgrades depending on customer preferences and ground conditions.