At the AgSmart event this year, Kubota Canada teased farmers with what’s to come in the new year. The Fastbale was on display and, although not available to the public just yet, many were seen eyeing up the new baling technology.
“When we were approached earlier this year for AgSmart, we were trying to figure out what we should bring as far as product goes, this show is a lot about innovation technology and with Fastbale coming for 2020, we saw it as an opportunity to really showcase it,” says Travis Grubb, hay tools product specialist for Kubota Canada.
Grubb says it’s the first and only continuous round baler on the market in Canada. Over the past two to three years it’s been getting tested over in Europe, and trials have been ran here in western Canada this year.
“It’s basically like two balers and a wrapper all in one,” Grubb says as he explains how the machine works. “There’s a pre-chamber, where we first start the baling process, then there’s a main chamber — once the pre-chamber is full and it then transfers (the bale) to the main chamber where it produces your finished four by four bale by putting net wrap on, all the while, while that’s happening we’ve transferred crop flow into the front and started to make the next bale.”
He says when it comes to the bottom line, it gives a producer more time for other work to be done around the farm.
Watch the Kubota Fastbale in action along with the full interview in the video below: