1000 RPM Gearbox
All machines in the Fusion 4 range are equipped with a 540 rpm gearbox as standard. In order to optimise machine performance, a 1000 rpm gearbox is available as an optional extra which provides the following advantages:
- The 1000 rpm gearbox results in an increase in PTO speed with a substantially reduced torque. This reduces the sharp loads on the drive line, providing the clutch setting with 10% more capacity which reduces the risk of blockages and provides more throughput.
- The option to select 540 rpm (if available) on the tractor for easier restarts in the unlikelihood of blocking.
- Better fuel economy is achieved due to lower tractor engine revs by running the machine at the recommended PTO speed of 890 rpm when using the 1000 rpm gearbox.
Other new features on the Fusion 4 range of machines include:
The McHale Fusion 4 range is fitted with Dual Grease & Oil Pumps. The grease pump is connected to the downward movement of the bale tip, while the oil pump is connected to the upward movement of the bale tip. This ensures that grease and oil is applied evenly and continuously as the machine operates.
A larger Net / Film Brake has been fitted to all Fusion 4 Plus machines which provides 25% more stretch to be easily achieved. This is especially effective when operating in cold weather with NRF that requires a higher stretch percentage.
Cut & Hold Slider Brushes make the Fusion 4’s performance even more reliable by reducing friction to eliminate plastic tearing, particularly in hot or wet conditions. The cut & holds also feature a hydraulic tap to lock the cut and hold in the open position for the ease and safety of maintenance.
A Control Keypad is fitted to the rear of the Fusion 4 Pro and Fusion 4 Plus to allow the operator to control the following functions:
- Rear Wrapping Roller Up / Down
- Two spare customisable buttons.
All machines in the Fusion 4 range have Increased Density Pressure which results in the production of a well-shaped and tighter bale.
New Panel Lighting has been added to the McHale Fusion 4 Pro and Fusion 4 Plus to aid the operators when changing rolls of film when it is dark. These lights are neatly fitted underneath the side panels of the machines and can be switched on/off from the control console or the rear keypad on the machine.
Depending on machine specification, there are a number of additional optional extras available for machines in the McHale Fusion 4 range including: Selectable Knives, NRF/Net Loading Device, Side Tip, and Bale Weighing & Moisture System.
All McHale Fusion 4 Pro and Fusion 4 Plus machines are ISOBUS compatible as standard. McHale ISOBUS machines can be plugged into any ISOBUS tractor connection and operated via the tractor’s own terminal in the cab. If the customer wishes to operate an ISOBUS controlled machine with a tractor that is not ISOBUS compatible, they can do so through the McHale ISO-PLAY 7 or ISO-PLAY 12 console (pictured below) which are available as an optional extra. An additional tractor wiring loom is required to do this.
To learn more about ISOBUS on the new McHale Fusion 4 Pro and Fusion 4 Plus or if you require any further information on the new McHale Fusion 4 Range, please contact your local McHale Area Sales Manager.