Your right we had one and they are not a contractors machine, nowhere near a fusion for reliability or output and not a lot cheaper to buy. At a push 100 hp will drive one though.Kuhn would've needed to make a lot of improvements, from what I know of previous generations of Bio they weren't a contractors machine and everyone I know who had one now has a Fusion.
The problem with anything that isn't a Fusion is the cost of ownership. If it isn't a Fusion, nobody wants it second hand.
You should have a go with a fusion, you may be surprised how easy they are to drive.130hp is plentyAs a one man band I keep toying with the idea of one . But as said the price is the killer , so just think I'm better off with just a baler which means I can get the crop weather proof , i.e in bales as fast as possible and then pay a contractor £1.20 to wrap them , the bill doesn't come to much . Alternatively I could buy a 2nd hand fusion , but on my hills I do wonder how much faster than an I-bio it would be as surely the extra weight to pull ( a couple of ton with an extra bale ?), along with constantly pumping oil would take power away from making a bale resulting probably an extra 20 seconds to make a bale ,which is roughly how long the bio takes to wrap , thus either machine is going to be slow compared to just a straight baler and a lot more complicated .
New baler £25k and wrapper £11k should be around the price mark of a bio after all they don't have to make a 2nd chassis and then they may sell a few , or even a little bit more given it's a twin wrapper so maybe £40k ish tops. The only thing that still tempts me is the film binding but I see Claas have that on straight balers now anyway , do any others ?
Risking life!!! Drama queen?Hally, I’m happy I don’t have to work for u.? I wouldn’t risk my life with a 4cyl tractor on a wet hill holding back a Fusion while wrapping and picking! If u can put 6cyl 200hp in front of it do. The first 120/30 hop are expensive but 2 more cylinders and another 50/80hp are cheap. Only my opinion mind.