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Bale Chamber

The bale chamber on the VB 2200 Series balers consists of three bale chamber rollers and five 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 needs of any feeding or bedding situation. The redesigned bale chamber is equipped with a new heavier top chamber roller with aggressive profile resulting in less material to the front of the baler. This model also has a reinforced tailgate bottom roller and top belt guide roller for added durability. A top forming roller in the front segment of the baler prevents crop build up and material on the machine.

Optimal Crop Pickup

The VB 2260/2290 model features 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.

Multiple Working Widths—14”, 16” and 18”

Whether a traction bolt model or non-stop hydraulic (NSH), changes in working width to settings of either 14”, 16” or 18” are quick and easy to carry out. The width-setting bolt is removed and the plow legs pivot to the desired width. The rear beam angle is changed in the same manner as the articulation joint moves positions corresponding to the required setting width.

Net Wrap System

The net wrap system with active stretch technology assures a firm bale shape with constant high net tension throughout the entire binding cycle. The net is fed into the front of the bale chamber to secure an even and direct start. A second net roll storage guarantees sufficient net supply for a long working day. Changing the net roll can easily be done standing safely on the ground next to the machine.

Progressive Density - Providing Density Where It Counts

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 grows, 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 weather conditions, while hay bales will maintain their shape for improved stacking and easier handling.


Bale diameter minimum-maximum (cm) 80-185
Bale width (cm) 120
Pickup intake width (cm) 210 or 230
Number of tine bars 4
Short crop Pick-up roller Standard
Bale chamber density control Progressive Density
Binding Standard double twine (optional net binding or combination)
Bale formation 5 belts + 3 chamber rollers
Control system AT 10
Maximum wheel size 19.0/45-17