The heavy duty round baler – McHale’s F550 fixed chamber baler with 15 knife chopper unit and drop floor unblocking system.

As with all McHale machines, the McHale F5500 fixed chamber round baler has been designed with the demands of today’s farmer and contractor in mind.

The common sense approach to design ensures that machine operation is kept simple and user friendly. Features such as progressive greasing and oiling and drop floor unblocking system, when combined with high specification components, provides long life and reliability in a machine that is rugged enough to handle the toughest of crop and ground conditions.

McHale F5000 Range

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Weight & Dimensions

Lenght - 4.05m

Width - 2.55/2.58m*

Height - 2.45m

Weight - 3500kg

*Width will depend on tyre selection

Pick Up

Pick Up Lift - Hydraulic

Tine Bars - 5

Tine Spacing - 70mm

Short Crop Guard - Standard

Crop Roller - Optional

Pick Up Guide Wheels - Standard

Chopper Unit

Knife Deactivation - Hydraulic from Cab

Knife Protection - Hydraulic

Number of Knives - 15

Theoratical Chop Length - 65mm

Unblocking System - Drop Floor

Bale Chamber

Greasing - Automatic Progressiv

Bearings - 50mm**

Number of Rollers - 18

Bale Chamber Feed - Baler Rotor

Width (m) - 1.23

Diameter (m) - 1.25

**Bearings are double raced on the main load points

Net Wrap

Control - Manual or Automatic

Net System - Vario Stretch

Net Roll Capacity - 1+1 Storage

Net Adjustment - Manual on Baler


Pick Up Protection - Slip Clutch

Main Drive Protection - Cam Clutch

Gearbox - Split Drive

Chain Lubrication - Continuous


Density Adjustment - On Baler Valve

Operation - Semi

Control System - Wizard Plus


Bale kicker Indicator - Not Available

Tyres Optional - 500/50 - 22.5

Tyres Standard - 500/50 - 17

Axle - 8 stud

Road Lights - Standard


Hydraulics - 2 Double acting spools

Minimum Power Requirement - 67kW (90hp)

Min PTO Power Requirement - 114hp (85kW)

McHale F5500 brochure

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McHale F5500