Show Me Shortline hosted a Hay Day, May 26th, 2016 at our warehouse in Centralia, Missouri for Sydenstricker Implement, our McHale dealer in the central part of Missouri. Today we demonstrated the McHale V660 Baler, a variable chamber baler that has the capacity to make up to 5ft in diameter bales.
We have been hearing several consistent things about this baler that customers love. The first is the speed of the baler and lack of problems they experience. They also appreciate the tight packed bales they see. And when they cut a bale open to test, the bale is chopped to their specification. They like that they are able to adjust chopping length by either adding or removing chopping knives or choosing not to chop at all. The chopper blades are heavy duty metal and only need to be sharpened approx. every 2000 bales. The drop floor is a feature that customers are loving. With the drop floor, you can simply remove a blockage without ever leaving your tractor cab. You simple drop the floor, it feeds the hay back into the baler- not on the ground- you raise the floor and you are ready to go again. It’s that simple. Customers find that the McHale V660 Baler keeps them in the field running without wasted time.
We had staff from McHale on hand to discuss the V660 in depth with salesman. Michael Dillon from McHale talked about the sensors on the machine and how many of them are universal throughout the machine, so if it’s a weekend or you cannot get parts right away because of where you live, you can always trade out sensors to keep you baling.
The other machine that was demoed today was the McHale 991 BE fully electronic high output single round Balewrapper (pictured below). This machine was impressive to salesman and customers because of its speed and ability to handle smaller or larger 5ft bales when wrapping. We wrapped even the largest bales in under 1 minute so you can imagine how many bales you could get done in a day with the 991BE. (To watch this wrapper run click on the links at the bottom of the blog)
We also had a McHale R5 grab on the front of our baling tractor which we used to pick up wrapped bales and move them to a desired location. The McHale R5 grab is simply, easy to use and economically priced. The R5 grab is designed to keep the bale close to the tractor for better control and stability, and it can lift even the heaviest of bales because the heavy duty ram and check valve insures a consistent grip. It also has lockable arms, either of the bale hands can be locked in place making the other one do all the movement as to get into tight spaces and still maintain control. (For a video on the R5 grab, check out the links at the bottom.)