New round of Vicon balers

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A brand new baler range from a very familiar name in Australia is due to hit these shores in January.

Vicon’s new generation of fixed and variable chamber round balers will be released through Australian distributor, PFG Australia.

PFG Australia sales manager Tim Lawrence said the new Vicon RV 4100 and RV 4200 series had been given a stylish attractive look and came with a host of important features.

“Ten versions of these new variable chamber balers will be offered, so there is sure to be one to meet the needs of the most fastidious operator, ” he said.

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The Vicon RV 4100 and RV 4200 series share common features with a selection of new fixed chamber balers which have been developed with ease of operation and reliability in mind, and are designed to operate in the toughest working conditions.

The Vicon RV 4100 series can be equipped with either 2m or 2.2m-wide pick-up while the 2.2m pick-up is standard on all RV 4200 versions.

Five individual tine bars and a high rotation speed of the extra wide 2.2m pick-up give effortless clean raking ability even in the shortest crop conditions.

Loading is kept to a minimum by the use of two intermediate supports and two separate cam tracks located at either end of the pick-up. Slip clutch protection is also fitted as standard.

The Vicon RV 4100 series is available with feeder fork intake or SuperFeed rotor intake.

The RV 4200 series comes with either the SuperFeed rotor intake or SuperCut pre-chopping system utilising 14 or 25 knives.

Both SuperFeed and SuperCut versions have a new Vicon drop floor that enables the operator to clear blockages easily from the tractor cab without any crop loss.

The new high specification Vicon RV 4216 and RV 4220 offer truly intelligent baling with a clean raking 2.2m five-tine bar pick-up, a choice of SuperFeed or SuperCut intake system, programmable multi-chamber bale density system and user friendly ISOBUS compatible controls.

The RV 4216 produces bales with diameters from 0.60m up to 1.65m. The RV 4220 makes bales up to 2m in diameter.

Both models give multi-crop performance in silage, hay and straw.

The Intelligent Density bale chamber system allows the operator to work with three separate sections of the bale, core, mid and outside.

Within each there is a choice of diameter and pressure setting, allowing the operator to perfectly tailor the structure of the bale according to prevailing crop conditions.

The bale chamber has three rollers and five endless belts, offering smooth bale rotation and reduced crop loss, even in dry conditions.

The Kverneland Group, which owns and produces the Vicon brand, has long been a pioneer in the introduction of ISOBUS technology.

The Vicon RV 4216 and RV 4220 are ISOBUS compliant. This means they will plug directly into an ISOBUS-compatible tractor without the need for a separate terminal. They can be specified with the new IsoMatch Tellus colour terminal, a new virtual terminal, offering two interface screens in one terminal.

The Vicon RV 4116 and RV 4118 variable chamber balers have been developed for cost efficient and profitable baling.

The two versions offer bale diameters from 0.60m up to 1.65m and 1.85m respectively.

These models differ slightly in specification from the RV 4200 series and offer a slightly larger pre-chamber which is particularly well suited to drier conditions, but still flexible enough for wetter conditions.

They will be available with the Focus terminal, which is an easy to learn and very intuitive terminal with a focus on functionally and operating simplicity.

For farmers who are looking for a fixed chamber baler, Vicon offers a line with many of the innovative features of the variable chamber range.

The Vicon RF 3120 is a full chain fixed chamber baler producing bales with a diameter of 1.20m, the RF 3225 is a chain and roller fixed chamber baler for a bale diameter of 1.25m and the RF 3325 is a full roller fixed chamber baler with a bale diameter of 1.25m.

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