The optional humidity sensor available for VB variable chamber balers and VBP BalePack variable chamber baler-wrapper combinations can measure forage moisture contents up to 40%.

Available on all models from 2021 and retrofittable onto this season’s machines and beyond, the device is described as a bonus for users seeking greater control over forage dry matter.

Available on FBP BalePack and VBP BalePack baler-wrapper combinations, the bale weighing system, another new option, is mounted on the wrapping table.

As well as weighing each bale, the system provides a rolling average of the previous three bales for an estimation of total production. Kuhn Farm Machinery says the technology will help farmers and contractors to monitor dry matter production more accurately.

New developments on the SB square baler range include an adaptation of the pick-up to improve intake and an expansion of the bale channel to increase the consistency of bale density.

At the intake end, the new power feed roller actively follows the height of the swath and the overall tine-to-tine width within the pick-up has been increased. The company says this improves the consistency of crop flow to the rotor, removes power demand peaks and reduces the risk of blockages.

At the output end, the bale channel length is now 3.75m and includes a total of nine cylinders. This ensures consistency in bale density, claims the company, particularly when baling very dry material.