Kuhns Mfg. LLC

Model KN615F Tie - Grabber

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The KN615F picks up the bales 5 wide and 3 long on their strings, using 30 teeth on 6 bars. The operator approaches the bale group with a strand of twine already stretched across the back plate of the Tie-Grabber. The hydraulic squeeze bar ensures the group is packed tightly together  before the teeth are set. After the teeth are set, the arm completes the rotation around the group and the knotter ties the twine tight, ensuring stable transportation to storage. The KN615F handles 14x18' and 16x18' bales 32'- 36' long with no adjustments. If you want your bales longer than 36', an extended version of this model is available.

  • Configuration can be used to fill van trailers from the rear.
  • Fills a 24' wagon nicely.
  • KN615F Working Dimensions: 95'L x 89'W
  • KN615F Shipping Dimensions: 109”L x 95”W x 30”H
  • KN615F Weight: 1515 lbs

Requires:

  • Loader with at least 2500lb lift capacity*
  • Two sets of remotes

*Lift capacity is an estimate based on an average bale weight of 40-50 pounds. However, it is up to the individual to determine their specific loader requirements.

The primary hydraulic circuit operates the bale squeeze and the bale hooks. When activated, the squeeze bar pulls the bales in. A sequence valve then automatically activates the bale hooks. The secondary hydraulic circuit operates the twine arm and the knotter. The twine arm starts on the right hand side, and when it completes its rotation, a valve automatically diverts the flow to the knotter.

In Detail:

With the squeeze arm out and the twine arm on the right-hand side, the operator will align the left side of the Tie-Grabber with the left side of the group of bales on the ground and push the group forward to compact the group. The angle of the squeeze arm will pull the bales in as it moves forward. When the bales are compacted length wise, the operator will activate the primary hydraulic circuit. This will pull the squeeze arm in, compacting the bales sideways. The bale hooks will automatically begin to set, so the operator needs to make sure the Tie-Grabber is firmly set on the group so the hooks can set properly. With the bales properly secured, the operator can safely lift and move the group.

While traveling with the loaded Tie-Grabber, the operator will activate the secondary hydraulic circuit. The twine arm then rotates to the left side for the twine to be tied securely with the Rasspe knotter. When that is finished, the hay is ready to be deposited. When traveling to the next group the operator can return the twine arm to the right hand side.

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