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Kuhn’s Baler-Wrapper Concept still going strong after 20 years!

In 2002 Kuhn launched their concept Baler-Wrapper machine called the BIO (‘Bale-In-One’).

This ground breaking piece of agricultural engineering combined two forage making operations, baling and wrapping, by introducing the integrated wrapper concept.

Kuhn’s unique design made the BIO – now called i-BIO+ – a firm favorite with farmers and small agricultural contractors across Ireland. In the field, the BIO proved to be an ultra-compact, easy to maneuver and lightweight machine.

The BIO proved ideal for Irish farming conditions and came into it’s own on hilly conditions and in small or wet fields. More importantly it became a very cost effective baling/wrapping alternative to the conventional 2 tractor/operator baling & wrapping system.

Since it’s initial launch in 2002, the BIO has been continuously developed and improved upon. The most signifcant enhancement being KUHN’s patented twin film-on-film wrapping system.

Today, the compact combination baler-wrapper features a 2.3m wide pendulum pick-up unit with five tine bars and cam-track technology to maximise crop pick-up and transfer to the integral rotor system. The i-BIO+ is fully ISOBUS compatible through the tractor terminal or, operated via a separate CCI 800 control unit.

The i-BIO+ can be used with conventional net binding or film-on-film bale binding and wrapping to eliminate the need for separate netting. KUHN’s unique film binding system only requires two standard-sized 750mm rolls which removes the need to order separate binding and wrapping film. The rolls are loaded with ease as the rollers fold down enabling the 27kg roll to slide on comfortably.

The i-BIO also includes Kuhn’s Intelliwrap system; enabling the operator to select the number of film layers and to adjust film overlap so that 5 or 7 layers can be applied. The high-speed wrapping ring applies film at up to 50 revolutions per minute and produces well-shaped, tightly sealed bales for better crop preservation.

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