Released in 2002, this year, Kuhn is celebrating 20 years of its I-BIO+ combination baler wrapper.
The compact i-BIO 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. It is also fully ISOBUS compatible via the tractor terminal or the separate CCI 800 control unit.
The i-BIO+’s popularity can be largely attributed to how it fits into many British farming systems. “With smaller, often undulating or hilly fields, many farmers have invested in the i-BIO as an ergonomic, efficient machine, that can make the most of unpredictable weather windows,” explained Rhodri Jenkins, Kuhn product specialist.
Easy to use, the i-BIO uses either conventional net binding or film-on-film bale binding and wrapping – to eliminate the need for separate netting. Plus, Kuhn’s unique binding system only requires two standard-sized 750mm rolls, negating the need for separate binding and wrapping film. These rolls are also easily loaded as the rollers fold down, so the 27kg roll can 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.