Fendt’s Rotana variable chamber round baler range will feature a new net tying system and improved guarding for the 2022 season.
The four models – 160 V, 160 V Xtra, 180 V and 180 V Xtra – will use a net chute tying set up, which “features an arm that folds up and feeds the net onto the bale in a similar way to that of a conveyor belt,” said Sam Treadgold, Fendt’s baler sales engineer. “This means that due to the positive feeding method, the net isn’t susceptible to wind either produced from the chamber or externally.”
The new tying chute system replaces the previous steel and rubber roller combination, and the variable chamber models also have new plastic guarding that keeps the chain track free from dirt and debris.
“The guards are easier to take on and off as there is less weight to handle. Furthermore, if a guard gets damaged, the operator can still refit it to the machine, whereas with the metal versions, any slight knock meant the securing holes didn’t line up,” added Mr Treadgold.
The four Rotana models will also benefit from new storage locations for the castor wheels, which now clip onto the guard above the pickup real so attaching them is quicker than before. The variable chamber Rotana models have the option of a 2m or 2.5m wide pickup.
“Our popular higher-spec Rotana 160 V Xtra and 180 V Xtra balers get the luxury of a HydraFlex hydraulic drop floor, which lowers by 500mm to clear any blockages, and is all done from the cab without the need to get out. A bank of XtraCut knives, in either 13,17 or 25 knife rotors is also included,” concluded Mr Treadgold.