New Bellima Round Baler Series from Krone
Memphis, Tenn., December 7, 2011 - Krone is releasing a new line of fixed chamber balers for 2012 – the Bellima. The new round baler has evolved from the KR 125/130 model. Simple by design and operated by a low-hp tractor, the low-maintenance fixed chamber round baler produces rock-hard bales from silage, hay and straw.
Like all Krone round balers for 2012, Bellima features the camless EasyFlow pick-up, a design that eliminates the need for a traditional cam track, a major area of wear. This camless technology provides a number of obvious benefits. The machine now has a simpler design after shedding quite a number of moving parts that would be subject to wear and tear. Operators report they noticed a decrease of up to 60% in wear on the new machine. More costs are saved on reduced service and maintenance. In addition, the camless EasyFlow pick-up operates at a 30% higher speed than a standard pick-up with cam and also offers noticeably quieter running.
An updated exterior styling is the first thing you will notice about the Bellima, but inside is impressive technical design. It uses the same well-proven chain elevator technology Krone balers are known for, which has narrowly spaced slats to reduce friction and power loss in order to provide superior bale feed and baling performance. The bale chamber is fully enclosed to minimize fragmentation. As the slats mesh with the material, they give the elevator a better grip for a more positive rotation of the bale – an enormous benefit in very dry or very wet crop. This way, no power is lost to friction, and tractor input is kept low.
The Bellima is extremely user-friendly since it uses no electronics at all. The operator starts the twine and net wrap system conveniently and quickly from the tractor’s spool. The net and twine rolls are housed in the front of the machine. The storage compartment offers room for six rolls of twine or two net rolls. The number of net wraps is set on an adjuster and the number of twine wraps is set on a stepped wheel without the use of tools.
Krone has been building round balers for more than three decades, and the Bellima is further evidence of Krone’s long experience in round baler manufacturing.