Vicon has refreshed its RV5200 Series variable chamber round baler models, with a number of changes designed to improve output and lower operating costs.
Designated Plus Series, the newly updated RV5216 and RV5220 models are available with a range of intake systems including SuperFeed rotor or 14 knife SuperCut crop chopping system, and produce maximum bale sizes of 1.65 and two metres respectively.
A redesigned roller crop press can lift higher in heavier crops, while the side support arms have also been strengthened and incorporate improved limit stops. Extra protection against crop wrapping is also provided for the bearings, which are now been mounted inside the roller.
Up front, the 2.2m pick-up reel, which features twin-cam tracks and five tine bars, has also been updated. Tines are now 10mm longer, in addition to wider stripper plates, said to improve cleaning in sticky conditions, while the pick-up drive chain has also increased in size for durability.
The manufacturer says the driveline has also received attention and is now equipped with long-life HBC specification chains providing higher fatigue strength and increased wear resistance, compared to conventional chain.
Idler rollers in the bale chamber have been redesigned with a 45 per cent increase in bearing diameter, along with larger internal grease capacity and improved shielding. The idler rollers also gain a continuous central shaft, adding rigidity.
The manufacturer says maintenance has been simplified with bale chamber drive rollers gaining cast iron housings and centralised grease banks. It adds that operator convenience has been addressed with a folding pto stand, which also incorporates hose and cable storage.
Visually the new Plus Series models are distinguishable from previous RV models thanks to high-level LED road lights, now positioned out of harm’s way, reducing the likelihood of damage from stray bales.
Available to order now, with delivery for the 2021 season, an RV5216 with SuperFeed starts at £39,908.