The KUHN VB 7100 series sets a new standard in round baling. Rely on constant high performance in all circumstances. No matter the crop, no matter the time of day, these balers offer you high-density bales, high capacity and maximum lifetime. Where others stop, the VB 7100 series starts.
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All VB 7100 models feature a wide cam-steered pick-up with heavy crop roller with a wind guard (diameter: 217 mm). The pick-up is designed to maximize the full capacity of the machine. With a working width of 230 cm, the machine is capable of working in all windrows and will not let you down, even in the toughest conditions. Straight pick-up tines help release the crop and reduce crop wrapping. The pick-up roller compresses the crop against the pick-up tines, reducing friction, thus limiting leaf loss and increasing baler efficiency by evening out the windrow.
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. Camless-shaped crop guides, on 230 cm pick-ups, result in more aggressive and efficient pick-up 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 pick-up on the market today.
To meet your operation’s specific needs, select one of our INTEGRAL ROTORS – the non-cutting OPTIFEED rotor or the 14- and 23-knife OPTICUT cutting rotors.
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. Hardox® combines extreme hardness and toughness to reduce rotor tine wear.
VB 7100 models feature a 3-tines INTEGRAL 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.
50 mm spherical roller bearings are fitted on the main driven rollers and special KUHN patented* seals on the idling rollers. These seals, consisting of a unique combination of specially developed rings, keep crop contamination away from the bearings.
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.
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, the operator can choose to have 0, 4, 7, 7, or 14 knives in operation.
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, 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.
Produce bales with densities of up to 140 kg/m3 in straw thanks to the KUHN patented* i-DENSE system. This intelligent twin-tension arm system ensures an optimal tension distribution. The front tension arm creates the optimal starting chamber and bale form in all circumstances. The rear tension arm creates a high belt tension for rock-hard bales.
The twin-tension arm system in combination with the measurements of the moisture sensor, automatically adapts the baling pressure according to the different crops and crop conditions, without the interference of the driver. Resulting in the most economical use of your baler without compromising on performance.
Thanks to the unique mix of the i-DENSE system and the proven 4 belt + 3 roller design of the bale chamber, the baler offers fast, secure and consistent bale formation in any crop condition, even in silage. The aggressive profile of the top chamber roller improves crop contact and reduces crop loss. The front segment of the baler is fitted with a large smooth roller and driven cleaning roller that prevents from crop build up at the front of the machine. The unique mix of the KUHN i-DENSE system, the PROGRESSIVE DENSITY system and smart bale chamber design guarantees perfect bale formation every time.
The VB 7100 balers feature the fastest tailgate operation in the market. Within 4 seconds the bale is ejected and the tailgate is closed again.
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.
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.
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.
The net binding system facilitates loading from both sides of the machine. Thanks to the new KUHN patented* support brackets, you can slide the net easily from the net storage into the net binder without lifting the entire roll. Moreover, you can load the net roll whilst standing safely on the ground.
|VB 7160 OPTICUT||VB 7160 OPTIFEED||VB 7190 OPTICUT||VB 7190 OPTIFEED|
|Bale diameter (cm)||80-160||80-160||80-185||80-185|
|Bale width (cm)||120||120||120||120|
|Bale chamber||1 starter roller - 2 bale chamber rollers - 4 endless belts||1 starter roller - 2 bale chamber rollers - 4 endless belts||1 starter roller - 2 bale chamber rollers - 4 endless belts||1 starter roller - 2 bale chamber rollers - 4 endless belts|
|Bale chamber configuration||second drive as standards||second drive as standards||second drive as standards||second drive as standards|
|Teardrop plate||as standard||as standard||as standard||as standard|
|Proportional valve soft core||as standard||as standard||as standard||as standard|
|Automatic chain lubrication||as standard (BEKA-MAX continuous chain oiler with 8L reservoir)||as standard (BEKA-MAX continuous chain oiler with 8L reservoir)||as standard (BEKA-MAX continuous chain oiler with 8L reservoir)||as standard (BEKA-MAX continuous chain oiler with 8L reservoir)|
|DROPFLOOR technology||as standard OC14: 0/4/7/7/14 OC23: 0/7/11/12/23||as standard||as standard OC14: 0/4/7/7/14 OC23: 0/7/11/12/23||as standard|
|Theoretical cutting length (mm)||OC14: 70 OC23: 45||-||OC14: 70 OC23: 45||-|
|Knife protection||individual spring protected||-||individual spring protected||-|
|Pick-up width (cm)||230||230||230||230|
|Number of pick-up tine bars||5||5||5||5|
|pick-up crop roller||as standard with large diameter (217mm)||as standard with large diameter (217mm)||as standard with large diameter (217mm)||as standard with large diameter (217mm)|
|Minimum PTO power requirement KW (hp)||OC14: 88 (120) OC23: 99 (135)||80 (109)||OC14: 88 (120) OC23: 99 (135)||80 (109)|
|Overload protection||cam clutch||cam clutch||cam clutch||cam clutch|
|Drawbar||continuous height adjustment||continuous height adjustment||continuous height adjustment||continuous height adjustment|
|Transport width (cm)||268||268||268||268|
|ISOBUS compatible||as standard||as standard||as standard||as standard|
|Road lights||as standard||as standard||as standard||as standard|
|Minimum required tractor hydraulic connections||2 double acting valves, 1 single acting valve, 1 open return||2 double acting valves, 1 single acting valve, 1 open return||2 double acting valves, 1 single acting valve, 1 open return||2 double acting valves, 1 single acting valve, 1 open return|
|Weight min - max (kg)||4200-5200||4200-5200||4200-5200||4200-5200|