Forage photoshoot in St. Neots in the UK - July 2013

Lely will once again be exhibiting their complete grassland machinery range at the National Ploughing Championships where the new Lely Welger RP 245 Tornado fixed chamber baler wrapper combination unit will be on display.

The Lely Welger RPC 245 Tornado is Lely’s newest baler wrapper combination. This fixed chamber model represents the latest in baler wrapper combination technology. All of the well proven Lely Welger features are incorporated such as Hydroflex control, Mechanical tailgate locking system and Powersplit gearbox.

New feed rotor

This truly revolutionary machine incorporates the market leading Lely Welger RP245 fixed chamber baler and a new wrapping system but with one major difference. A massive 800mm diameter feed rotor with the Xtracut 25 knife chopping ensure excellent crop flow into the bale chamber. The 18 Powergrip steel rollers and mechanical tailgate locking system guarantee the highest bale density and optimum bale shape.

When baling is complete the tailgate opens and the bale is positively guided onto the wrapping table via the transfer cradle. The wrapping cycle begins before the tailgate is closed. The ring rotates up to a maximum speed of 35 rpm and wrapping speeds can be adjusted from the control box.

Exceptionally compact

The Length and width of any combi system are two of the critical points of any design and this unit satisfies both of these criteria excellently. The machine is pitched forward to allow the wrapping system to operate much closer to the baler than other combination units. When wrapping is complete the ring is raised, and the bale is gently tipped off either manually or automatically. The wrapper can also be switched off when baling hay or straw. The bale can be released immediately or retained until a second bale is formed and then both bales can be deposited together. With a single axle on 710/40R22.5 flotation tyres and a transport width of 2.9m and length of only 5.9m, manoeuvrability is greatly enhanced. The smallest roads and laneways can be easily negotiated.

Camless Pick up

A Camless pick up is used, incorporating 5 tine bars which increase intake capacity by over 20%. It has less moving parts, no cam track and only 2 bearings. It is more reliable, less sensitive to wear quiet and maintenance free.

Pro link control box

The new Pro link control box uses touch screen technology for all baler and wrapper functions.

The machine is also equipped with 2 cameras as standard which are linked to the control unit and give an excellent view of bale transfer to the wrapper and unloading.