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McHale F5500 Heavy Duty Fixed Chamber Round Baler with a 15 Knife Chopper Unit and Drop Floor Unblocking System

As with all McHale machines the McHale F5500 fixed chamber round baler has been designed with the demands of today’s farmer and contractors in mind. This common sense approach to design ensures that machine operation is kept simple and user friendly.

Features like progressive greasing and oiling and drop floor unblocking system, when combined with high specification components ensure long life, reliability and a machine that is rugged enough to handle the toughest of crop and ground conditions.


Standard Features on the F5500 Round Baler include:

  • 2.1 Metre Pick Up
  • Drop Floor Unblocking System
  • 15 Knife Chopper System
  • Heavy Duty Rollers with a Specifically Designed Sealing System
  • High Quality Chains and Bearings
  • Progressive Greasing and Oiling
  • User Friendly Electronics

The F5500 Round Baler delivers a machine which is loaded with features and rugged enough to handle the toughest of crop and ground conditions.


Dimensions & Weight
Width 2.55/2.58m*
Length 4.05m
Weight 3500kg
Height 2.45m
Working Width 2100mm
Tine Bars 5
Tine Spacing 70mm
Short Crop Guard Standard
Crop Roller Optional
Pick-Up Lift Hydraulic
Pick-Up Guide Wheels Standard
Chopper Unit
Number of Knives 15
Theoretical Chop Length 65mm
Knife Protection Hydraulic
Knife Deactivation Hydraulic from Cab
Unblocking System Drop Floor
Bale Chamber
Diameter (m) 1.25
Width (m) 1.23
Bale Chamber Feed Baler Rotor
Number of Rollers 18
Bearings 50mm**
Greasing Automatic Progressive
Net Wrap
Net Roll Capacity 1 + 1 Storage
Net System Vario Stretch
Control Manual or Automatic
Net Adjustment Manual on Baler
Gearbox Split Drive
Main Drive Protection Cam Clutch
Pick – Up Protection Slip Clutch
Chain Lubrication Continuous
Control System Wizard Plus
Operation Semi
Density Adjustment On Baler Valve
Axle 8 Stud
Tyres Standard 500/50 -17
Tyres Optional 500/50-22.5
Bale Kicker Indicator Not Available
Road Lights Standard
Minimum Power Requirement 67kW (90hp)
Hydraulics 2 Double Acting Spools
*Width will depend on tyre selection  **Bearings are double raced on the main load points