Kuhn FBP 3135 v Mc Hale Fusion

Discussion in 'Machinery' started by icanshootwell, May 23, 2019.

  1. icanshootwell

    icanshootwell Member

    Location:
    Ross-on-wye
    Given the choice what do people prefer. I do like the look of the wrapping system on the kuhn, the extra wrap on the edges is a good thing, but the mchale is such a strong and reliable baler.
     
  2. james ds

    james ds Member

    Location:
    leinster
    You have answered your own question here , the Mchale is also a lot easier to get in through narrow gates , it follows the tractor better.
     
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  3. Galcam

    Galcam Member

    I have a kuhn bio, not a FBP grant it and I have a fusion 3 plus and the kuhn stays in the shed while the fusion does the work. For me the Fusion is in a different league in terms of toughness, reliability, parts availability and resale.
     
  4. Ted

    Ted Member

    Location:
    New Zealand
    We have had Fusions and now run 2 x Kuhn FBP's, access through gateways is identical but the ride quality from the tandem axle is far better than the Fusion's single and large tyre arrangement.
     
  5. icanshootwell

    icanshootwell Member

    Location:
    Ross-on-wye
    What was your decision to change to kuhn?
     
  6. Selectamatic

    Selectamatic Member

    Location:
    North Wales
    The drive chain on the Kuhn is identical to the Mc Hale

    The Film Binding system on a Kuhn is superior

    The 3D wrapping on the Kuhn is brilliant

    The Pick up and Chopper system on the Kuhn is probably the best out there

    The Kuhn has a reel knock out system if a blockage is too much for the drop floor

    The McHale is the Gucci Handbag of the Round Baler world, but the Kuhn is a bloody good machine.
     
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  7. Boohoo

    Boohoo Member

    Location:
    Newtownabbey
    When McHale copy Kuhn's pick up and chopper, their film binding system and 3D wrapping the Fusion will be perfect.

    If Kuhn can shorten their machine, put it on a single axle with bigger wheels, do something about cost of ownership and in this part of the world, find a dealer who can match the McHale dealers they might displace a few Fusions.
     
  8. James

    James Member

    Location:
    Comber, Down
    You're basically saying that the kuhn is the better baler at the moment....

    You're exactly right about the dealer backup issue though - if that was sorted they'd sell a lot more in the east.
     
  9. Boohoo

    Boohoo Member

    Location:
    Newtownabbey
    I don't know if the Kuhn is better, I haven't used one, but I know the Fusions I've used aren't perfect.
     
  10. Bullring

    Bullring Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    What's the cost of a Kuhn vs a fusion? Kuhn stuff is never cheap.
     
  11. Ted

    Ted Member

    Location:
    New Zealand
    As other members have said, the feed intake on the Kuhn is far superior in all crops.
    Out last Fusion 3 Plus would choke in short grass.
    I've never owned a bad Fusion but the Kuhn 3135 with film binding suits what we do better in many ways.
    Reliabity at this stage has been excellent.
     
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  12. Boohoo

    Boohoo Member

    Location:
    Newtownabbey
    Kuhn is around £1000 cheaper new, will be £10000 cheaper second hand
     
  13. Cmoran

    Cmoran Member

    Kuhn are 4-6k cheaper around here
     
  14. James

    James Member

    Location:
    Comber, Down
    Personally last year the price to change my old fusion to either the kuhn or a new fusion was the same. Resale value and dealer backup swung it back to mchale - even though it's taken a year for mchale to sort out the bale density despite getting onto the dealer lots of times.
     
  15. Selectamatic

    Selectamatic Member

    Location:
    North Wales
    3D wrapping lets you put odd numbers of plastic layers on, so while your Mchale might have better resale value, you will have regained a good few £££ while running your Kuhn... :)
     
  16. Galcam

    Galcam Member

    Why would you do odd numbers of plastic? I normally put 4 layers of NRF and 4 layers of wrap with the Fusion.
     
  17. Selectamatic

    Selectamatic Member

    Location:
    North Wales
    Standard is 6 layers, 4 does the job if your using them fairly soon, 5 gives better protection, at less cost than 6. :)
     
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  18. mtx.jag

    mtx.jag Member

    Location:
    pembs
  19. stevedave

    stevedave Member

    How do you do 5 layers?
     
  20. Ted

    Ted Member

    Location:
    New Zealand
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