Kubota launches FastBale round baler in Canada

Kubota FastBale is to make continuous baling a reality in Canada for an increasing number of farmers.

“Kubota is pleased to introduce the FastBale in Canada and we believe this new product will help redefine the approach to round baling. Unlike a conventional round baler, the FastBale’s unique design saves the operator considerable time since there is no stopping to finish the binding and to discharge the bale,” said Yannick Montagano, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Kubota Canada Ltd.

FastBale developed and bult by Kverneland

The FastBale was developed and built by the Kverneland Group, a Kubota subsidiary, at their facility in Ravenna, Italy. The baler uses 2 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, says Kubota.

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The Kubota FastBale continuous baler wrapper combination. - Photo: CNW Group/Kubota Canada Ltd.
The Kubota FastBale continuous baler wrapper combination. - Photo: CNW Group/Kubota Canada Ltd.

800 mm intake rotor

The baling process starts with feeding crop into the pre-chamber using a massive 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.

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