McHale C490 Silage Feeder & Straw Blower
Designed with the demands of today’s farmers in mind
The McHale C4 Silage Feeder & Straw Blower range is comprised of 4 models to cater for your needs. The McHale C490 is the flagship model in the range which is a trailed machine that has the capacity for three 5ft diameter bales. McHale have expanded this range by adding two models to include the McHale C430 linkage machine to cater for users who have restricted access to confined space and the McHale C470 to provide a machine with extra capacity.
Twin Speed Gearbox - A key feature on the C4 range is its twin speed independent gearbox, which allows the operator to easily adjust from 280 rpm for feeding silage or hay up to 540 rpm for using the machine to distribute straw for bedding.
Feeding - The McHale C4 range of machines are ideal machines for feeding silage and hay, the twin speed gearbox allows silage and hay to be distributed exactly where it is desired. The speed of the conveyor is proportionally controlled allowing the operator to adjust feeding speed depending on the material density and composition.
Bedding - The McHale C4 range of machines can be used to distribute bedding material quickly and efficiently leaving a thick aerated bed of straw. In difficult to access bedding areas, the chute on the McHale C4 range can pass through 300 degrees for ease of bedding. Straw can be blown up to 18m.
Features and benefits
- Twin Speed Gearbox for Different Crops
- 300° – 3 Stage Feed Chute
- Joystick Chute Control
- External Loading Controls
- Independent Rotor Drive with Hydraulic Activation
- Clever Machine Body Design
- Flywheel (Straw Blowing Turbine)
- Rotor with Hydraulic Activation
- Floor Conveyor
- Blowing & Feeding Chute
- Rotor with High Torque Belt Drive
- Electronic Controls
The McHale C490 is a trailed machine with approximately a 6.85m³ capacity and can blow or feed out three 5ft diameter round bales of hay, straw, silage or haylage. The extra capacity of the McHale C490 allows farmers to increase their output when bedding or feeding, especially if they may be using the machine on another farm which is some distance away from the main farm. The McHale C490 is available with an optional linkage drawbar which allows the machine greater access to tight sheds with narrow entrances.
Dimensions & Weight
- Unladen Weight - 2899Kg (6391lbs)
- Length (Door Open) - 7.29M (287”)
- Length (Door Closed) - 5.95M (235”)
- Width - 2.24M (88”)
- Body Height - 2.6M (102”)
- Bale Chamber Width - 1.8M (71")
- Bale Chamber Height - 1.22M (48")
- Bale Chamber Length - 3.226M (127")
- Bale Chamber Capacity - 3 x 1.5M (59") diameter bales
- Coveyor Drive - Hydraulic
- No. of conveyor slats - 17
- Rotor / Chopping Unit
- No. of Disks on Rotor - 7
- No. of Knifes - 56
- Rotor Drive Type - High Torque Belt Drive
- Gearbox - Twin Speed
- PTO - 540 with slip & overrun protection
- Minimum Horsepower - 51 kW (68 hp)
- Tractor Hydraulics - 1 x feed, 1 x return
- Minimum Oil Flow Requirement - 35 litres/min @ 160 bar (2,320 psi)
- Tractor Mounting - Drawbar or 2 Point Linkage
- Tyres - 340/55-16
- Control - Electrical with joystick chute control
- Chute Rotation - 300 degrees
- Chute Composition - 3 stage
- Max. Discharge Distance - 18 metres
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