Forage Harvesting

Chamber Balers

Chamber Balers

UNRIVALLED CAPACITY

Field performance, bale quality and bale density are fundamental to the profitability of every baling operation.
The DEUTZ-FAHR FixMaster series offers a comprehensive range of fixed chamber roto-press balers that will provide the capacity your company requires. The performance of our FM series is the result of our consistent focus on innovation. We believe in providing efficient, yet easy to use techniques that make a real difference in producing top quality bales.

The DEUTZ-FAHR VM 700 series offers a comprehensive range of variable chamber balers. Fast, simple and reliable are keywords of the DEUTZ-FAHR VM 700 series variable chamber round balers. We believe in providing efficient, yet easy to use techniques to produce perfectly shaped, consistent bales. DEUTZ-FAHR VariMaster balers produce bales from 80-160 cm or 80-185 cm in diameter and feature unique innovations for high density baling, superior quality baling results and outstanding reliability.

Chamber Balers
 

Crop intake
Both OptiFeed and OptiCut models feature a cam-track pickup unit. The cam-track pick-up unit is designed to match the full capacity of the machine. The 230 cm wide pick-up delivers maximum ground adaption by its pendulum capabilities for optimal crop intake. The machine is capable of working in all swaths and will not let you down, even in the harshest conditions.

Integral Rotor
All DEUTZ-FAHR FixMaster balers, cutting or non-cutting versions, are equipped with the patented* Integral Rotor Technology. The simple, maintenance free, short distance intake system guarantees an enormous throughput capacity at all times regardless of the various (crop) conditions.

Fixed - Chamber Balers

PowerTrack
The PowerTrack rollers have symmetrical profiles which generate exceptionally high density and reliable bale rotation in all crop conditions. All rollers are made of 3,2 mm thick high-strength steel which are roll-formed and laser-welded on one side for optimal durability. Each roller is individually removable, to facilitate regular maintenance and repairs.

Fast tailgate detection
A highly accurate tailgate sensor monitors the bale growth as from 80% to allow the driver to optimize the bale shape and density. The tailgate of FM 330/335 opens and closes in up to 4,5 seconds for maximum output, thanks to its stable design with torsion pipes.

Binding
DEUTZ-FAHR FixMaster fixed chamber balers can be equipped with twine or net binding systems, or a combination of both. Binding plays a crucial part in the pressing process for transporting and storage. Spending less time on binding means greater productivity.

Progressive Density
The PROGRESSIVE DENSITY system has proven its value on all DEUTZ-FAHR VM balers. The system increases tension as the bale grows providing a firm bale with a tough outer shell. As the bale grows within the bale chamber, the belt tensioning arm is subjected to steadily increasing resistance from two hydraulic cylinders and a spring tensioner. So as the diameter increases, the bale's density does too. The result is a very firm bale with a moderate core – not too soft, not too hard. With a tougher outer layer, straw bales will be more tolerant to bad weather conditions, while silage bales will maintain their shape for improved stacking and easier handling.

Pick-up
All VariMaster models feature a cam-track pick-up unit. The design of this 2.30 m cam-track pick-up unit means that even the thickest, tallest windrows are gathered effectively and quickly. The new OptiFlow open throat models are equipped with an unrestricted 210 cm wide intake unit. The driven bottom and top roller combination brings maximum thrust to the crop flow for full capacity.

Integral rotor technology
All VM balers, except balers with OptiFlow, are equipped with the patented* Integral Rotor Technology. The simple, maintenance free, short distance intake system ensures even feeding regardless of the various (crop) conditions. All Integral Rotor units are provided with tines made out of Hardox wear plates. The short distance between rotor and pick-up yields an outstanding crop flow. This force-fed intake makes higher forward speeds possible for outstanding productivity and reduced crop damage.

Variable - Chamber Balers

Cutting versions
There are two different types of DEUTZ-FAHR OC cutting system on the VM 700 series. (availability dependent on VM model)

OPTICUT 14
The Integral Rotor with the 14-knife OPTICUT system is designed to even out the swath and force-feed the crop into the baler for maximum throughput. The 14-knife OPTICUT cutting system provides a theoretical cutting length of 70 mm. Each single knife is spring protected against damage from foreign objects.

OPTICUT 23
The Integral Rotor with the 23-knife OPTICUT system from DEUTZ-FAHR has the benefits of intensive cutting and mechanical protection. The 23-knife OPTICUT system provides a theoretical cutting length of 45 mm. Each single knife is spring protected against damage from foreign objects.

Bale formation
The bale chamber on the VM 700 series exists of 3 bale chamber rollers and 5 belts. The belts and rollers in the bale chamber provide fast, consistent core formation. In this pre-chamber, moderate or soft-cores can be chosen to meet the need of any operation.

The VM 765-795 balers can run on a higher baling density with up to 10% increase of bale weight in dry crops. The bale chamber is provided with a second belt drive to keep the belt turning in the heavy silage conditions. In addition, all new belt guide rollers in the bale chamber of the machine carry heavier bearings and improved seals to meet the highest demands.

Durability
All VM 765-795 models have increased overall driveline quality. The integration of cardan yokes in the drive axles, higher quality drive chains and belt track rollers contribute to an improved life time of the machine. The second belt drive roller guarantees a secure belt drive in all crop conditions.

Binding
DEUTZ-FAHR VariMaster balers may be equipped with twine or net binding systems, or a combination of both. Binding plays a crucial part in the pressing process for transporting and storage. Spending less time on binding means greater productivity.