Unia distributor in Ireland, McHale Plant Sales of Birdhill, has introduced the latest model DF1.8Dd fixed chamber roller baler on the Irish market.

More competitively priced than many machines on the market at €25,000 (excluding Vat) the Unia is designed for grass, hay and straw harvesting and has a PTO power demand of 70-90hp. It delivers a 1.2 metres diameter bale from a cylindrical winding chamber comprising 17 indestructible rollers, all supported on maintenance-free bearings.

Being sold directly by McHale, its other features include two rows of feeder tines, a 14-knife cutting system that can be lowered hydraulically to the neutral position, an automatic chain and gears lubrication system and a remotely-operated pilot box that controls all operations and includes a ‘chamber full’ alert and automatic bale counter.

During operation, the rear cover is locked to give high levels of compression without need to load the tractor’s hydraulic system. Augers feed material into the rotor while a pressure roller facilitates the collection of high swath and produces a smooth flow that reduces the risk of jamming. When jams occur, a hydraulically-lowered foot gives safe access for cleaning and removal.

Other standard items include a rear bale thrower, a binder to control the number of wraps and an automatic oil feed to the hydraulic system. Additional extras include a twine binder.