KUHN VBP 3100 variable chamber BalePack silhouette

Extreme versatility and flexibility

Based on the premium KUHN VB 3100 Series, the KUHN VBP 3100 Series variable chamber BalePacks are our versatility experts. With their unique bale chamber design they provide the best results in a very broad range of crops.

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Two technologies from KUHN are combined to create the VBP 3100 Series variable BalePack. These baler-wrapper combinations begin with a standard VB 3165 or 3195 variable chamber baler with an OPTICUT INTEGRAL ROTOR and merges it with an innovative wrapping system. <br/>The KUHN VBP 3100 series offer high versatility all year round. The baler-wrapper can be equipped with the patented KUHN TWIN-reel film binding system, which makes the machine even more versatile in silage conditions. This unique 2-reel film binding system ensures the highest silage quality at the lowest costs. A perfect bale seal for high-quality bale conservation is created when combining film binding with both 3D wrapping and INTELLIWRAP. Perfectly shaped and dense bales are produced by the PROGRESSIVE DENSITY bale chamber. <br/>Operator comfort and maximum control are guaranteed using the PROCESS VIEW user interface on the ISOBUS controller.
VBP 3165 baler wrapper combination at work

Your benefits

Optimal crop intake to meet your capacity needs

A wide cam-steered 230 cm wide pick-up with standard crop roller.

Optimal crop pick-up

The cam steered pick-up on the VBP series maximises the full capacity of the machine. With a working width of 230 cm, the machine is capable of working in all swaths and will not let you down, even in the toughest conditions. Straight pick-up tines help release the crop and reduce crop wrapping. Camless-shaped crop guides result in a more aggressive and efficient pick-up. 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. As Standard, the pick-up features a pendulum frame and optional pivoting pick-up wheels to allow the pick-up to adapt to changing field conditions. <br /><br />Choose one of our INTEGRAL ROTORS: the 14- knife or 23-knife OPTICUT cutting rotor.

INTEGRAL ROTOR Technology

The entire VBP range is equipped with our INTEGRAL ROTOR Technology. This<br />simple, maintenance-free intake system guarantees an enormous throughput capacity at<br />all times. The short distance between the rotor and pick-up tines maintains consistent crop<br />flow. The design of this force-fed intake makes higher forward speeds possible for<br />increased productivity and reduced crop damage.<br /><br />The INTEGRAL ROTOR has rotor tines made out of HARDOX® wear plates. HARDOX combines extreme hardness and toughness to reduce rotor tine wear. Longer wearing life of the rotor tines will help to provide time and money savings for the operator.
The short distance between rotor and pick-up tines maintains consistent crop flow.

OPTICUT Rotors

<br />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.<br /><br />OPTICUT 14<br />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. <br /><br />OPTICUT 23<br />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 45 mm. 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.<br /><br />GROUP SELECTION enables easy knife changing and improved driver comfort.
OC cutting rotors, with patented elliptical-shaped rotor tines

DROPFLOOR & Rotor disengagement"

The floor and knives can be hydraulically lowered from the tractor cab in the case of a rotor blockage. After the blockage is cleared, they can easily be brought back into work position.
In extreme circumstances, double security is provided by a standard rotor disengagement
clutch. Both the rotor disengagement and DROPFLOOR technology ensures a fast clearance in case of a blockage and enables you to quickly continue your baling operation."
Both the rotor disengagement and DROPFLOOR technology ensures a fast clearance in case of a blockage

Fully automatic rotor deblock system

The baler's overload protection clutch activates whenever the baler's intake gets obstructed by the amount of crop being fed in. The DROPFLOOR automatically lowers and the knives are retracted. The operator is informed about the ongoing process via the terminal. After the PTO is re-engaged, the rotor restarts and the crop is guided unobstructed into the bale chamber, the DROPFLOOR and knives automatically return to their position.
An overview of positions of the knives and dropfloor during Auto-deblock

Consistent, firm round bales

Progressive density increases belt tension as the bale grows

PROGRESSIVE DENSITY – The KUHN Solution

The PROGRESSIVE DENSITY system has proven its value on all KUHN VB(P) balers. The system increases tension as the bale grows, providing a firm bale with a tough outer shell.
How does it work?
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. So as the diameter increases, the bale’s density does too. 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.

Fast, perfect bale formation

The 5 belt, 3 roller design of the VBP 3100 Series bale chamber ensures fast, consistent bale formation whatever the intake system. 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 crop build up at the front of the machine. The unique mix of the KUHN PROGRESSIVE DENSITY system and smart bale chamber design guarantees perfect bale formation every time.
A BEKA-MAX continuous chain oiling system allows individual adjustment of the amount of oil on each chain. The sturdy and wide oil brushes on the chains ensure perfect lubrication.
5 Belt and 3 roller of the VBP 3100 Series bale chamber ensures fast, consistent bale formation.

Fast and reliable bale transfer

To minimize idle time and maximize output, a rapid bale transfer is required. The side guide protection plates ensure a rapid and secure bale transfer even when working in steep or sloping fields. The 4-belt wrapping table with 2 large rollers and 4 side cones provide maximum bale traction, even bale rotation and proper film overlap, regardless of the bale shape. The improved 'twin loading fork' system offers a faster bale transfer of up to 30%.
The improved 'twin loading fork' system offers a fast and reliable bale transfer

Excellent wrapping & binding

Two regular 750mm stretch-film rolls binding a bale

KUHN TWIN-reel film binding system

The KUHN patented film binding system uses two regular 750 mm stretch-film rolls. This eliminates the need for special wide film, which simplifies your inventory management. Film binding improves the silage quality, bale shape, stability and opening of the bale.<br/><br/>Using regular wrapping film enables you to use a much higher pre-stretch ratio compared to conventional wide film binding systems. This reduces your film binding costs by up to 37%. The stretched film, with tack between the layers, can withstand damages without the risk of bursting bales or sliding of the film during baler-to-wrapper bale transfer.<br/>KUHN TWIN-reel film binding extends the film change intervals by another 30%. Thanks to the limited weight per roll (not more than 27 kg), the rolls are easy to handle. This, combined with the low lifting height and the user-friendly film roll system, makes the exchange of film rolls an easy job.<br/>The film and net binding systems are two separate systems, which enable the operator to carry both film and net at the same time. Switching between the two is quick and easy – you don’t have to change rolls and there are no tools needed.

Guaranteed binding start

TThe starting string of the film ensures secure binding and a reliable start-up in all circumstances, resulting in minimum downtime. Regardless of rain or hilly terrain, the binding will start. The two strings of film ensure the binding material is applied on top of the bale. It is not neccesary to feed some extra material in the chamber at this point. <br/>From being pulled in as a string, the film quickly reaches the full width of the bale. Another film saving compared to a conventional wide mantle film system!
The starting string of the film ensures secure binding and a reliable start-up in all circumstances

Excellent net spreading

The net binder with active stretch technology ensures a firm bale shape maintaining a 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. The net roll can be loaded from the side of the machine and pushed into place via a roller for operator ease.

KUHN’s innovative design maintains constant net tension during the binding process. The net wrap system runs at a lower speed than the bale’s rotational speed to be able to consistently stretch the net up to 10% 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.
Active stretch technology ensures a firm bale shape with constant net tension.

INTELLIWRAP System

KUHN has been a pioneer in baling and wrapping technology for many years. One of the results of this visionary approach is a revolutionary wrapping technique called INTELLIWRAP. This technology uses sophisticated electronics and hydraulics to monitor the wrapping process and continuously control the film overlap, allowing complete flexibility.

For the best conservation and fermentation of your valuable crop, wrapping the bale is crucial in this process. Depending on personal preferences, crop conditions and the storage periods, the amount of film layers (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9...) can easily be adjusted.
INTELLIWRAP monitors the wrapping process and continuously control the film overlap

Equipment

Productivity at Your Fingertips: the user interfaces are the key to achieving the productivity you expect from your KUHN machine. We listened carefully to the users of our machines to develop our new user interfaces and monitors. The objective is to have a clear view of what your machine is doing at any time and to have all important settings at your fingertips. This ensures that you have full control of your machine.

VBP 3165 baler wrapper combination leaving a field with wrapped bales.

Specifications

Technical Characteristics
 
Bale chamber dimension (width x diameter) (cm)
Bale chamber
Bale chamber configuration
Proportional valve soft core
Wrap able size bales
Transport width (cm)
Transport height (cm)
Transport length (cm)
Teardrop plate
Automatic chain oiling system
Pick-up width (cm)
Number of pick-up tine bars
Pick-up crop roller
DROPFLOOR technology
Independent knife / dropfloor selection
Automatic rotor DEBLOCK (includes automatic knife cleaning)
Theoretical cutting length (mm)
Knife protection
Rotor disengagement
Net storage
Film roll magazine
ISOBUS compatible
Baling pressure setting
Wrapper system
INTELLIWRAP
Wrapping table
Bale support rollers
Kit for 1/2 table speed to work with one roll of film
Automatic stop by end of film / tear
Pre-stretch ratio
Minimum required tractor hydraulic connections
Oil flow and pressure required
Load sensing kit
Minimum PTO power requirement kW(hp)
Road lights
Drawbar
Weight min - max (kg)
VBP 3165 OPTICUTVBP 3195 OPTICUT
120 x 80-160120 x 80-185
1 starter roller – 2 bale chamber rollers – 5 endless belts1 starter roller – 2 bale chamber rollers – 5 endless belts
driven clean roller in front segment including second belt drivedriven clean roller in front segment including second belt drive
electric pressure setting in cab as standardelectric pressure setting in cab as standard
from 1,00 m to 1,60 mfrom 1,00 m to 1,60 m
(Transfer bales max 1,85 m towards the wrapping table)
299 (320 on 620/40-22.5 wheels)
When equipped with 620/40-22.5 wheels, the transport width exceeds 3,00 m. Check your national Road Safety Regulation if this is permitted.
299 (320 on 620/40-22.5 wheels)
When equipped with 620/40-22.5 wheels, the transport width exceeds 3,00 m. Check your national Road Safety Regulation if this is permitted.
292292
660660
as standardas standard
as standard (BEKA-MAX continuous chain oiler with 8 liter reservoir)as standard (BEKA-MAX continuous chain oiler with 8 liter reservoir)
230230
55
as standard with big diameteras standard with big diameter
as standard
GROUP SELECTION OC 14: 0/4/7/7/14
GROUP SELECTION OC 23: 0/7/11/12/23
as standard
GROUP SELECTION OC 14: 0/4/7/7/14
GROUP SELECTION OC 23: 0/7/11/12/23
in-cab controlled via terminalin-cab controlled via terminal
as standardas standard
OC 14: ≥ 70 , OC 23: ≥ 45OC 14: ≥ 70 , OC 23: ≥ 45
individual spring protectedindividual spring protected
manualmanual
1 + 1 storage1 + 1 storage
closed storage up to 10 rolls as standardclosed storage up to 10 rolls as standard
as standardas standard
in-cab controlled via terminalin-cab controlled via terminal
twin satellite with 2 x 750 mm pre-stretcherstwin satellite with 2 x 750 mm pre-stretchers
as standardas standard
4 belts4 belts
44
as standardas standard
as standardas standard
as standard 70 % (60 % optional)as standard 70 % (60 % optional)
1 double and 1 single acting with a 3/4 inch free return1 double and 1 single acting with a 3/4 inch free return
40-60 l/min at 180 bar40-60 l/min at 180 bar
as standardas standard
80(109)80(109)
as standardas standard
standard height adjustable, upper- and lower attachment possiblestandard height adjustable, upper- and lower attachment possible
5400 - 63005400 - 6300

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