Combining the flexibility of a variable chamber machine with film-on-film binding,  Kuhn says the new VBP3165 is a faster, more economical baler that will improve bale quality and reduce film costs.

The twin-reel film binding system uses two 750mm rolls of film wrap and the patented duck-bill film applicator is said to help reduce the amount of film needed by up to 37% when compared to a traditional wrapping system.

Other benefits of film-on-film binding include creating a tighter, more compact bale with better protection around the circumference. Bale shape has also been adjusted to make it easier to handle and store and unlike a fixed chamber baler, the VBP3165 can be used for different forages in a variety of conditions.

By using one type of binding method, no separation of film and net is required when feeding. “Bales are also easier to unwrap, even during frost periods, because silage does not collect between the film,” explains Kuhn baler specialist Thomas Ferrand. “This means that no feed is lost when the forage is unwrapped.”

With a waist-height mounting point, the 25kg rolls are said to be easier to handle and change than wider 1.2m rolls. There is space to store 10 x 750mm rolls of film wrap.