Vicon has introduced a new high capacity fixed chamber baler designed for use in heavy silage conditions.

The new FixBale 500 incorporates an 18 roller bale chamber, up from 17 rollers in previous models, with two rollers located in the bottom of the bale chamber to give extra support for heavy, wet silage bales.

Bale density is taken care of by a new hydraulic density system designed to ensure consistent bale quality in all conditions.

A new 2.3m wide pick-up, called the XL+, has been introduced and incorporates an extensive series of upgrades. An extra tine has been added on either side, increasing working width by 10cm compared to previous models.

The new five tine bar reel incorporates a cam track located at both ends, while each tine bar is supported on four bearings.

Tine length has been increased by 10mm and the gap between the strippers has been reduced for improved performance in wet crops.

Capacity has been increased with the introduction of a new larger diameter intake rotor, along with a revised drop floor system. The new drop floor incorporates a more rounded profile under the rotor and has a parallelogram action, giving clearance not only under the rear when lowered, but also under the front of the rotor as well.

One of the few carry-over items from the previous generation of balers, is the well proven PowerBind direct injection net system which provides consistent and reliable net application. This accurately places the tail of net directly into the bale chamber, without reliance on traditional feed rollers or gravity.

The Vicon FixBale 500 is available with options of 15 or 25 knife SuperCut pre-chopping systems and is equipped as standard with automatic chain lubrication and bearing greasing systems.