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Kuhn Round Balers

KUHN VB SERIES ROUND BALERS

Fast. Simple. Reliable.

KUHN variable chamber round balers take high-density baling to the next level. Whether you’re a farmer producing a couple hundred bales each season or you’re a custom operator producing thousands of bales, there’s a KUHN VB round baler for you. The VB 3100 Series offers a complete range of variable chamber round balers to suit any size operation, any budget and any type of crop. If you’re looking to bale mostly dry materials such as hay and straw, the VB 3155 and 3185 balers are the right round balers for the job. These models will provide you with the capability and performance you expect, without any extras to weigh you down. The VB 3160 and 3190 Premium round balers work well handling anything from heavy silage to dry cornstalks, with the added convenience of full ISOBUS control. The KUHN VB 3165 and 3195 Premium XD round balers are designed to work in the toughest conditions throughout the world and are ideal for custom operators who need extra density in straw. Built for high-volume hay production, these models feature the most heavy-duty components to keep you producing rock-hard bale after bale, day after day.

KUHN VB 3195 Round Baler

Intake Options to Meet Your Operation’s Needs

Optimal Crop Pickup

All VB 3100 round balers feature a wide pickup with standard crop roller. The pickup is designed to maximize the full capacity of the machine. With a working width of 83 or 91 inches, the machine is capable of working in all windrows and will not let you down, even in the toughest conditions. Straight pickup tines help release the crop and reduce crop wrapping. The pickup roller compresses the crop against the pickup tines reducing friction, thus reducing leaf loss and increasing baler efficiency by evening out the windrow. The 91” rotor model pickup features standard pendulum frame and optional pivoting pickup wheels to allow the pickup to adapt to changing field conditions. Camless-shaped crop guides, on 91” pickups, result in more aggressive and efficient pickup by exposing more of the tine when needed and by pulling the crop away from the tines as it approaches the intake. A cam track pulls the tines straight down in the rearward position to avoid wrapping, making this the only hybrid pickup on the market today.To better meet your operation’s specific needs, there are four intake options available. Choose the direct feed intake system or select one of our three patented Integral Rotors – the non-cutting OptiFeed rotor or the 14- and 23-knife OptiCut cutting rotors. Availability dependent on VB model – See Specifications
KUHN VB 3195 Round Baler - Pendulum Pickup

Direct Feeding System

The Kuhn VB 3100 series round baler direct feeding system is an unrestricted intake unit for maximum capacity in all crop conditions. In heavier conditions, like big wide straw or silage windrows, the top roller is acting like a pre-compactor which is powered by the primary driveline of the baler. There are no stuffer fingers which can disturb the flow and therefore limit the intake capacity. This generates a huge input potential and prevents plugging of the unit resulting in a high output and minimum downtime.

KUHN VB 3195 Round Baler Pickup

Kuhn Integral Rotor Technology

Available across the entire Kuhn VB 3100 round baler range is our patented Kuhn Integral Rotor Technology found on OptiFeed and OptiCut models. This simple, low-maintenance intake system guarantees an enormous throughput capacity at all times. The short distance between rotor and pickup tines maintains consistent crop flow. The design of this force-fed intake makes higher forward speeds possible for increased productivity and reduces crop damage. The Integral Rotor on all models, except VB 3155 & 3185 units, are provided with rotor tines made out of Hardox® wear plates. Hardox combines extreme hardness and toughness to reduce rotor tine wear. Longer wearing life of the rotor tines will help to provide time and money savings for the operator.

KUHN VB 3195 Round Baler Crop Flow
Kuhn VB Round Baler Cutting and Rotors

Kuhn OptiCut Rotors

Kuhn OptiCut 14
The Kuhn 3100 series Round Baler Integral Rotor, with the 14-knife OptiCut system, is designed to even out the windrow and force-feed the crop into the baler for maximum throughput. The 14-knife OptiCut cutting system provides a theoretical cutting length of 2 ¾”. Each single knife is spring protected against damage from foreign objects. With group selection (VB 3165 & 3195 models) the operator can choose to have 0, 4, 7, 7, or 14 knives in operation.

Kuhn OptiCut 23
The Kuhn 3100 series Round Baler Integral Rotor with the 23-knife OptiCut system from KUHN has the benefits of intensive cutting and mechanical protection. The 23-knife OptiCut system provides a theoretical cutting length of 1 ¾”. Each single knife is spring protected against damage from foreign objects. With group selection the operator can choose to have 0, 7, 11, 12, or 23 knives in operation.

BALE FORMATION

Consistent, Firm Round Bales

Progressive Density – The KUHN Solution

The Kuhn round baler Progressive Density system has proven its value on all KUHN VB round balers. The system increases tension as the bale grows providing a firm bale with a tough outer shell.  How Does It Work?  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.  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.

Kuhn VB Progressive Density-V2

Intake Options to Meet Your Operation’s Needs

The 5 belt, 3 roller design of the VB 3100 Series round baler bale chamber ensures fast, consistent bale formation whatever the intake system. The aggressive profile of the top chamber roller improves crop contact and reduces crop loss. The front segment of the baler is fitted with a large smooth roller and driven cleaning roller that prevents crop build up at the front of the machine. The unique mix of the KUHN Progressive Density system and smart bale chamber design guarantees perfect bale formation every time.

Kuhn VB Bale Chamber Differences

Automatic Chain Oiling System

A Beka Max continuous chain oiling system allows individual adjustment of the amount of oil on each chain. The sturdy and wide oil brushes on the chains ensure perfect lubrication on the Kuhn round baler.

KUHN VB 3195 Round Baler - Automatic Chain Oiler

Second Belt Driven Baler

The Kuhn second drive roller secures bale rotation even in difficult crops (standard on the VB 3165 & 3195).

KUHN VB 3195 Round Baler - Second Drive Roll Kit

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