New Vicon round baler unveiled

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At the end of 2014, VICON announced their new range of variable round balers for 2015, the 5200 series.

There has been some considerable improvements over the out going 4200 range with one of the most notable design changes over the outgoing model in relation to the net wrap system which is called PowerBind. The latest netting system uses fewer component parts and totally eliminates the need for feed-in rollers. The latest system has been engineered so external influences such as wind and crop don’t interfere with the netting process.

“Net is fed directly into the bale chamber using the PowerBind arm which maintains net tension at all times and delivers accurate and repeatable accuracy with consistent net injection,” explains Mike Howell, product manager for Vicon grass equipment.

Another stand out feature on these new range of balers is the ‘Intelligent Density 3D’ which is the latest software package for in cab control of bale density. It allows the operator three pre-configured bale densities accessed from the control box menu with each setting tailored for straw, hay or silage. This simplifies the change over process from different crop types and reduces the risk of error

The new variable chamber baler range will all come with a 2.2m wide pick-up, flotation tyres and a choice between a simple rotor feed design, 14 or 25 knife chopping unit. A drop floor is also standard as are centralised greasing points and LED lighting kit.

As with many of Vicon’s intelligent machines, full ISOBUS compatibility is standard as is the option of a bale-wrapper combination on a twin axle design.

The New Vicon 5216 Variable Chamber model will be available for viewing at the Q8 Maze Machinery Show on the Genesis Distribution stand. “Along with Vicon we are looking forward to introducing this impressive baler to our customer base,” explained Stephen Lewis of Genesis.

“Vicon are looking to strengthen their position in the round baler market and I believe they have the right product to do so. All balers come with a 2 Year Full Parts and Labour Warranty.”

For further information, please contact Stephen Lewis on 07876 452058 or e-mail stephen@genesisdistribution.co.uk. North West enquiries to Andrew Robinson 07712 638715.