Kuhn VBP 3165
Patented, Simple Pre-Stretcher
The pre-stretcher holds two 30” rolls of film and maintains a 70% stretch evenly throughout the roll. Conical ends maintain optimum film width and reduce tearing. Aluminum construction avoids buildup of tack from the film. The design and location makes it very easy to change film rolls compared to competitive models.
Rapid, Reliable Bale Transfer
To minimize idle time and maximize output, rapid bale transfer is required. Since all bales are not made in perfect field conditions, the VBP is designed to ensure rapid bale transfer, even when working in sloping fields.
1. The first loading fork (in red) collects the bale as it leaves the bale chamber.
The wrapping table is tilted forward; ready to receive the bale.
Advantage: There is no possibility for the bale to roll over the end of the wrapping table when facing up a slope.
2. The second loading fork (in blue) transfers the bale onto the wrapping table.
The tailgate shuts automatically, with the second loading fork still in the raised position.
Advantage: This saves time and also prevents any chance for the bale to roll forward onto the tailgate when facing downhill.
3. The wrapping table returns to its horizontal position and the second loading fork is lowered.
The bale sits low on the table supported by four wide belts and four lateral guide rollers.
Advantage: Regardless of the bale shape, the table offers strong support and allows perfect wrapping.
4. The IntelliWrap wrapping system with close mounted pre-stretchers rapidly wraps the bale, either in conventional or (optional) 3D mode.
Advantage: Vertically mounted pre-stretch units ensure that no hay gets between the layers of film during the wrapping process. This results in effective sealing between film layers and the highest possible haylage quality.
5. The low mounted table allows the wrapped bale to be gently discharged while driving, either automatically or manually.
Advantage: When working on sloping ground, the wrapped bale can be discharged while the net or twine is being applied on the following bale, saving time and increasing output potential.
This technology uses computer-controlled electronics and hydraulics to monitor the wrapping process and continuously control the film overlap, allowing complete flexibility. Using IntelliWrap adjustments are simple-from your tractor seat you can easily adjust the number of film layers on the monitor. When selecting five layers, a minimum of five layers of film are applied to each and every portion of the bale.
Integral Rotor units are provided with tines made out of Hardox wear plates. Hardox combines extreme hardness and toughness with minimum wear on rotor tines. The simple, maintenance free, short-distance intake system ensures even feeding regardless of variations in crop conditions. The short distance between rotor and pickup yields and outstanding crop flow. This force-fed intake makes higher forward speeds possible for outstanding productivity and reduced crop damaged.
OptiCut Cutting Systems
The VBP 3165 can be equipped with either the 14-knife or 23-knife OptiCut cutting system. The OptiCut 14 provides a theoretical cutting length of 2 ¾”, while the OptiCut 23 provides a theoretical cutting length of 1 ¾”. Each single knife is spring protected against damage.
|Bale diameter minimum-maximum (cm)||100-160|
|Bale width (cm)||120|
|Pickup intake width (cm)||230|
|Number of tine bars||4 or 5|
|Bale chamber density control||Progressive Density|
|Binding||Standard net binding|
|Bale formation||5 belts + 3 chamber rollers|
|Knives||14 or 23|
|Cutting length (mm)||70 or 45|
|Knife protection||Single spring|
|Control system||VT 50|
|Maximum wheel size||500/45-22.5 (tandem axle)|
|Wrapping||IntelliWrap™ (optional 3D wrapping)|
|Film end/break sensor||Standard|