Take baling to the next level

A wide range of variable chamber round balers designed to produce dense 0.80 – 1.60/1.85 m round bales – backed by over 45 years of experience. With four models and four intake options, there is certain to be a KUHN VB round baler to boost the profitability of your baling operation.

 

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KUHN variable round balers take baling to the next level. The VB 3200 series offers a wide range of models and configuration options to match your individual preferences. VB 3255 - VB 3285: THE STRONG Your reliable partner for all baling operations All you need to produce the perfect bale. VB 3255 and VB 3285 variable round balers stand out in reliability, versatility and ease of use. Their proven performances in a wide variety of crops combined with a simple, yet sophisticated design make these balers a strong partner for a multitude of baling operations. VB 3260 - VB 3290: THE PRO Built for versatility, optimum performance and profitability The VB 3260 and VB 3290 are built for optimum performance and profitability in all circumstances. They combine capacity and density with an outstanding reliability which ensures the best possible return on investment for your operation. Balers you can rely on all season long, creating perfect bales of straw or silage and everything in between.

Your Benefits

Optimal crop intake to meet your operation's needs

Optimal crop pick up

The wide cam-steered pick-up and crop roller of the VB 3200 balers are designed to optimise the intake capacity of the machine. VB 3255-3285 models feature a standard crop roller. VB 3260-3290 feature a heavy crop roller with wind guard (diameter: 217 mm) and spring-loaded crop tines for improved pre-compression and crop flow. With a working width of 210 or 230 cm, the machine is capable of working in all windrows. The 230 cm rotor model pick-up features a standard pendulum frame and optional pivoting pick-up wheels to allow the pick-up to adapt to changing field conditions. 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 INTEGRAL ROTORS – the non-cutting OPTIFEED rotor or the 14- and 23-knife OPTICUT cutting rotors.

DIRECT FEED System

When cutting the crop is not required, the DIRECT FEED system ensures a controlled and consistent crop flow to the bale chamber. It is an unrestricted intake unit for maximum capacity in dry crop conditions. In heavier conditions, like big wide straw or hay swaths, the top roller performs like a pre-compactor which is powered by the primary driveline of the baler. There are no fingers or rotor tines, which can disturb the flow and therefore limit the intake capacity. This generates a huge input potential and prevents blockages. The result: a high output and minimum downtime.

INTEGRAL ROTOR Technology

Available across the entire VB range, our INTEGRAL ROTOR technology can be found on OPTIFEED and OPTICUT models. This simple, maintenance-free, intake system guarantees an enormous throughput capacity at all times. The short distance between rotor and pick-up tines maintains consistent crop flow. The design of this force-fed intake makes higher forward speeds possible for increased productivity and reduced crop damage.
The INTEGRAL ROTOR has rotor tines made out of Hardox® wear plates (except VB 3155-3185). Hardox® combines extreme hardness and toughness to reduce rotor tine wear.

Non-cutting: OPTIFEED Rotor

The OPTIFEED rotor design, with single feeding tines and integrated augers, helps even out the swath by spreading the crop evenly for consistent bales every time.

Cutting: OPTICUT Rotors

KUHN OPTICUT (OC) cutting rotors are designed for unlimited intake capacity and excellent cutting quality. OC cutting rotors, with elliptical-shaped rotor tines, are acknowledged by users as one of the best cutting systems on the market. The silage is guided and drawn down to the knives from an early stage which improves flow and cutting performance while requiring minimal force – this also prevents unwanted blockages.
OPTICUT 14
The INTEGRAL ROTOR, with the 14-knife OPTICUT system, is designed to even out the swath and force-feed the crop into the baler for maximum throughput. The 14-knife OPTICUT cutting system provides a theoretical cutting length of 70 mm. Each single knife is spring-protected against damage from foreign objects. With GROUP SELECTION (VB 3165 & 3195 Premium models), the operator can choose to have 0, 4, 7, 7, or 14 knives in operation.
OPTICUT 23
The INTEGRAL ROTOR, with the 23-knife OPTICUT system, has the benefits of intensive cutting and mechanical protection. The 23-knife OPTICUT system provides a theoretical cutting length of 70mm. Each single knife is spring-protected against damage from foreign objects. With GROUP SELECTION (VB 3165 & 3195 Premium models), the operator can choose to have 0, 7, 11, 12, or 23 knives in operation.
GROUP SELECTION also results in easy knife changing and improved driver comfort.

Consistent, firm round bales

PROGRESSIVE DENSITY – The KUHN Solution

The PROGRESSIVE DENSITY system increases the bale’s density as the bale grows. The belt tensioning arm is subjected to steadily increasing resistance from two hydraulic cylinders and a spring tensioner. 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.

PROGRESSIVE DENSITY PLUS

VB 3200 series balers can be equipped with PROGRESSIVE DENSITY PLUS. This pressure boosting system for the belt tensioning arm provides 10% higher bale density in dry crops.

Fast, perfect bale formation

The 5 belt, 3 roller design of the VB 3200 series bale chamber ensures fast, consistent bale formation whatever the intake system. In all crop conditions, a guaranteed bale start and capacity is provided by the proven KUHN bale chamber design with open starting chamber. A clever bale chamber cleaning system with several cleaning rollers and scrapers keeps you going.

Secure binding solutions

Firm bale shape

One of the final steps in creating the perfect bale is the binding. Binding a bale to protect it from the elements and from losing its shape is one of the most crucial steps. The less time required to bind the bale, the higher the baling operation output. KUHN binding solutions guarantee the most reliable and secure binding available on the market.

Excellent net spreading

The net binder with active stretch technology ensures a firm bale shape with constant net tension throughout the entire binding cycle. The net is fed into the front of the bale chamber to ensure it is taken by the bale immediately. A second net roll storage enables the operator to carry a sufficient net supply for a longer working day. Changing of the net roll can be done easily whilst standing safely on the ground.
KUHN’s innovative design maintains constant net tension during the wrap process. The net wrap system runs at 90% of the bale’s rotational speed to be able to stretch the net without breaking it. The pre-stretched net results in a bale that will hold its density. The net binding system spreads the net to the corners of the bale to prevent air pockets once the bale is wrapped, which will preserve the forage quality for longer.

Twine binding

When using the double twine arm system, the binding cycle time is reduced to a minimum. In the twine binding cycle, both of the twines start at the bale edge and overlap before moving to the centre of the bale. In the centre of the bale, they overlap again. This ensures the twines are fixed and that there are no loose ends.
When required, VB 3100 Series balers can be equipped with a combination of twine and net binding.

Optimal air exclusion

The net binding system spreads the net to the corners of the bale to prevent air pockets once the bale is wrapped, which will preserve the forage quality for longer.

Specifications

Technical characteristics

ModelsVB 3290VB 3260
Bale diameter (m)80-18580-160
Width (m)120120
Baler chamber1 starter roller - 2 bale chamber rollers - 5 endless belts1 smarter roller - 2 bale chamber rollers - 5 endless belts
Bale chamber configActive cleaning roller in front segmentActive cleaning roller in front segment
Teardrop plateas standardas standard
Proportional valve soft coreelectronic pressure setting in cab as standardelectronic pressure setting in cab as standard
Automatic chain lubricationas standard (BEKA-MAX continuous chain oiler with 8L reservoir) as standard (BEKA-MAX continuous chain oiler with 8L reservoir)
DROPFLOOR technologyas standard GROUP SELECTION OC14: 0/4/7/7/14 GROUP SELECTION OC23: 0/7/11/12/23 as standard GROUP SELECTION OC14: 0/4/7/7/14 GROUP SELECTION OC23: 0/7/11/12/23
Theoretical cutting length (mm)OC 14: 70 OC 23: 45OC 14: 70 OC 23: 45
Knife protectionOC: individual spring protectedOC: individual spring protected
Pick-up width (cm)230230
Number of pick-up tines55
Pick-up crop rolleras standard with large diameter (217mm)as standard with large diameter (217mm)
Minimum PTO power requirement kW (hp)OF: 62 (84) OC: 77 (105)OF: 62 (84) OC: 77 (105)
Overload protection cam clutch cam clutch
Drawbarstandard height adjustable, upper and lower attachment possibilities standard height adjustable, upper and lower attachment possibilities
Transport width (cm)263 (268 on 500/45-22.5 wheels)263 (268 on 500/45-22.5 wheels)
ISOBUS compatible ISOBUS standard or NON-ISOBUS VT30 optionalISOBUS standard or NON-ISOBUS VT30 optional
Control boxno terminal, VT30, VTI 60, CCI 800 or CCI 1200 control boxno terminal, VT30, VTI 60, CCI 800 or CCI 1200 control box
Road lightsas standardas standard
Minimum required tractor hydraulic connections2 double acting valves2 double acting valves
Weight min - max (kg)2800 - 37002800 - 3700

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