Kuhn FBP 3135 v Mc Hale Fusion

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.
 

james ds

Member
Location
leinster
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.
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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

James

Member
Location
Comber, Down
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.
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.
 

Boohoo

Member
Location
Newtownabbey
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.
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.
 

Ted

Member
Location
New Zealand
What was your decision to change to kuhn?
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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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