The McHale F5600 PLUS is fitted with a servo operated load sensing control valve, which makes the baling process fully automatic.

It is also equipped with a 25 knife chopping unit and an in-chamber film bale binding system. 


  • 2.1m pickup
  • High capacity fusion rotor
  • 25 knife chopper unit
  • Knife pressure display
  • Knife position sensor
  • Drop floor unblocking system
  • 18 roller bale chamber
  • Load sensing valve
  • Automatic tailgate opening and closing
  • 50 mm bale chamber bearings
  • 1’-1/4” chain on the bale chamber
  • Automatic progressive greasing system
  • High performance film binding system
  • Continuous oiler system
  • Expert Plus control box with large graphic display
  • 500/50 – 22.5 tyres
  • Ability to use film or net bale binding

Why McHale?

McHale’s core business focuses on the creation of high output balers and bale wrappers for the production of baled silage, haylage, hay and straw.


Film Binding

Film-on-film technology refers to the application of film to the barrel of the bale in the bale chamber. The film binds the bale together which eliminates the need for string or net wrap. The film that binds the bale together forms a wrap layer and gives better film or plastic coverage on the largest surface of the bale. The advantages of chamber film • Acts as a wrapping layer • Results in better shaped bales • Delivers higher quality silage • Makes recycling easier


The F5600 is controlled with an Expert Plus control console It features a large graphic display; this allows the operator to monitor the baling process graphically from the control console. It also features: • Automatic tailgate opening and closing • In cab net adjustment • In cab density adjustment • Knife display • Door position display • Drop floor control • Bale kicker sensor • Lube alarm • Volume control

Wrapping System

The McHale F5600 Plus can revert back to the traditional method of using net wrap and the switch over process is simple. If the operator is doing hay or straw the switch back to net wrap is easy and user friendly. Net loading has been optimised on the F5600 Plus baler by the simple yet effective “rock and roll” net loading system. The operator simply releases the straps on the spare roll of net on the machine platform and rocks the net roll from its storage position over the lip in the platform and rolls it into the net box. Storage for an extra roll of net is provided on the baler platform.


Weight & Dimensions

Width - 2.58m

Lenght - 4.05m

Weight - 3850kg

Height - 2.45m

Pick Up

Pick Up Lift - Hydraulic

Crop Roller - Optional

Short Crop Guard - Standard

Tine Spacing - 70mm

Tine Bars - 5

Working Width - 2100mm

Pick Up Guide Wheels - Standard

Chopper Unit

Unblocking System - Drop Floor

Knife Deactivation - Hydraulic from Cab

Knife Protection - Hydraulic

Theoratical Chop Length - 46mm

Number of Knives - 25

Bale Chamber

Width (m) - 1.23

Diameter (m) - 1.25

Greasing - Automatic Progressiv

Bearings - 50mm

Number of Rollers - 18

Bale Chamber Feed - Fusion Rotor

Net Wrap

Net Adjustment - In Cab

Net Roll Capacity - 1+1 Storage

Net System - Vario Stretch

Control - Manual or Automatic


Chain Lubrication - Continuous

Pick Up Protection - Slip Clutch

Main Drive Protection - Cam Clutch

Gearbox - Split Drive


Density Adjustment - In Cab

Operation - Automatic

Control System - Expert Plus


Axle - 8 stud

Road Lights - Standard

Bale kicker Indicator - Standard

Tyres Standard - 500/50 - 22.5

Tyres Optional 520/55 R22.5


**Bearings are double raced on the main load points

Hydraulics - 2 Double acting spools

Minimum Power Requirement - 75kW (100hp)

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