It is called FAstbale
Kubota Canada Ltd. launched the new FastBale as an exciting addition to their existing line-up of quality hay tools. The Kubota FastBale will make continuous baling a reality in Canada for an increasing number of forward-thinking farmers and custom operators.
The FastBale boasts some of the most significant innovations to baling since net wrap. Its cleverly designed twin bale chambers and wrapping system ramps up baling efficiency, bale uniformity and bale quality without stopping or allowing the bale to touch the ground prior to completing the process.
The FastBale was developed and built by the Kverneland Group, a Kubota subsidiary, at its facility in Ravenna, Italy. The baler uses two bale chambers arranged in series — a pre-chamber and a main chamber. The pre-chamber is two-thirds of the size of the main chamber, which allows the FastBale to create a dual density bale from a fixed chamber baler. This also makes the FastBale one of the most compact baler wrapper combinations available.
The baling process starts with feeding crop into the pre-chamber using a 800 mm intake rotor equipped with a 25-knife chopping system. When the bale has achieved the set density in the pre-chamber, the crop flow and the bale are transferred to the main chamber. Once the bale is complete, the crop flow is redirected back to the pre-chamber and the netting is applied.
The bale in the main chamber is then ejected onto the wrapper where it is quickly wrapped and gently placed onto the ground with no rolling momentum. When the pre-chamber is full, the process repeats itself. This enables baling to continue uninterrupted — something that is truly appreciated by operators.