The bale chamber on the VB 3100 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 3100 Series 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.
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.
Multiple Intake Options
The VB 3155, 3160, 3185 & 3190 allow you to select an intake option of either an OptiFlow open throat intake, an OptiFeed non-cutting rotor, or a 14-knife OptiCut integral rotor.
When cutting the crop is not what you’re looking to do, the OptiFlow and OptiFeed intake systems ensure a controlled and consistent crop flow to the bale chamber. The OptiFlow open throat intake has an unrestricted intake unit for maximum capacity in all crop conditions. The OptiFeed rotor, with single feeding tines and integrated augers, provide a consistent flow of crop into the bale chamber. The VB balers can also be equipped with an OptiCut 14 cutting device for excellent cutting quality. The rotor is equipped with double feeding tines. The 14 knives cut the crop to a maximum of 2 ¾”. Each single knife is spring protected against damage.
Bale Securing Systems
By use of the double twine binding system the binding cycle time is reduced to a minimum. In the twine tying cycle both of the twines start at the bale edge and overlap before moving to the center of the bale. In the center of the bale they overlap again, this ensures the twines are fixed and there are no loose ends.
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.
When required, the VB and VBP 3100 Series balers can be equipped with a combination of twine and net binding.
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. 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.