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Non-stop fixed chamber baler-wrapper combination.

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 Fixed Chamber Baler

The art of round baling took a massive leap forward with the unveiling of FastBale – a revolutionary non-stop round baler wrapper combination that cleverly integrates a pre-chamber with a main chamber and a wrapper. Machine layout is truly innovative with two chambers arranged in series, allowing a number of rollers to be shared. Operating as a pre-chamber, the first section of FastBale produces two-thirds of the bale. As the pre-chamber reaches its preset density, crop flow is diverted into the main bale chamber allowing baling to continue.

FastBale represents two world firsts: it is currently the World’s only non-stop fixed chamber baler and secondly, it is the World’s only non-stop fixed chamber baler wrapper combination.

FastBale has received multiple awards including:

  • Machine of the Year award at Sima 2015
  • Silver medal at Sima 2015
  • Silver medal at Agribex-Brussel 2015
  • Award for outstanding Technical Novelty at Fima, in Spain, 2016
  • New Product or Innovation award at LAMMA show in UK, 2016
  • Harvest Machinery Winner 2016 award at IMMA,Cereals in UK, 2016

The Advantages:

  • Non-stop baling and wrapping.The new standard for maximum output
  • Baling non-stop saves 15-18 seconds for every bale made
  • No compromise on bale quality
  • New Wrapping concept
  • Simple Bale transfer from baler to wrapper
  • Gentle Bale Discharge
  • Compact size: easy field access and stress free road transport
  • Fully automatic operation, with animated real time display

Technical Specifications

  Bale diameter Intake System Binding
FastBale 1.26 x 1.27m 800mm intake rotor with 25 knife chopping system Net or Film binding
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Non-Stop baling

FastBale truly eliminates the stop/go frustration of conventional round baling. FastBale is designed with two full roller fixed chambers. The pre-chamber is two thirds of the size of the main chamber and receives the crop flow while net is applied and the bale ejected from the main bale chamber. The large diameter feed rotor gives superb intake capacity to both bale chambers.

Simple Bale transfer

Complex bale transfer systems have been completely eliminated. The wrapper is lowered to receive the bale directly from the main bale chamber.

The wrap-around main frame also avoids any risk of a bale being lost over the back of the wrapper when working on sloping land, improving operational safety compared to other systems.

New wrapping concept

FastBale’s innovative wrapping system incorporates twin satellites which rotate about the vertical axis, with the bale supported on two powered rollers. This layout substantially reduces the space required for rotation of the film, resulting in a more compact machine, faster operation and higher precision in wrapping.

Gentle bale discharge

FastBale has a unique method of discharging the wrapped bale. When wrapping is complete, the rear roller is lifted. This gently places the bale onto the ground, rather than rolling it off the wrapping table, greatly reducing the risk of the bale rolling away when working on sloping land.

Bale turner

The optional bale turner allows wrapped bales to be discharged on their end, where the increased number of film layers provides enhanced protection against damage from coarse crop stubbles or stones.

The innovative yet simple design utilises the lifting action of FastBale’s wrapper frame to turn the bale while still on the move, maintaining the non-stop capability of FastBale, with no requirement for any additional hydraulic functions.This ingenious solution is very compact – during the bale wrapping process the bale turner is stowed under the front wrapper roller, with the result that FastBale retains its class leading compact dimensions in both work and transport. A further plus point is that the bale turner does not need to be folded away manually prior to road transport. If the bale turner is not required, it can be left in place and simply locked in its parked position with the operating link disconnected, allowing bales to be discharged in the conventional manner.

 

Reliability

FastBale has been built with maximum reliability in mind incorporates many features in increase long term durability:

  •  Integrated main input gearbox with 1000 rpm input speed distributes drive to the various elements while keeping loading on the PTO shaft and tractor PTO clutch to a minimum.
  •  Separate drivelines power the intake rotor, pre-chamber and main bale chamber, with all bale chamber drives handled by heavy duty 1¼” pitch chains.
  •  All bale chamber rollers feature 50mm diameter bearings at both ends, with the drive side being equipped with double row roller bearings for maximum load capability.
  •  Long life for chamber roller and intake rotor bearings is assured by an automatic greasing system, while chain drives are provided with an automatic lubrication system.

Fully automatic operation

FastBale provides fully automatic operation. The result is that not only is productivity significantly increased, but stress and fatigue for the operator are reduced. The only operation the operator needs to choose is whether to control the release of the wrapped bale. Elimination of stop-start operation also gives a significant reduction in wear and tear on the tractor transmission.

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When deciding what equipment to purchase, it is not always easy to find the optimal solution in the broad market offering of today. Technology is developing fast and tractors and implements are more and more equipped with high tech electronics. We understand this complexity and are committed to provide you with easy farming solutions. Therefore these cost-efficient ISOBUS Universal Terminals, IsoMatch Tellus and IsoMatch Tellus GO are made for easy machine control and efficient farming.

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IsoMatch Tellus

One terminal to control all ISOBUS machines

Using ISOBUS as the interface, the IsoMatch Tellus can communicate with all ISOBUS machines and is equipped to drive with GPS systems.
The easy-to-use touch screen is designed for long working days. You have an excellent view of the two screens, which allows you to follow the performance of both the implement and the tractor.

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IsoMatch Eye

The IsoMatch Eye is the camera option in the IsoMatch product range.

IsoMatch Eye is a camera that has been developed for use with our IsoMatch Tellus and IsoMatch Tellus GO terminal. The IsoMatch Eye is switchable from rear view to standard view.
It gives you full control and overview of entire machine operation during day and night, because of its night vision by integrated LED’s. This increases the safety e.g. when reversing the machine or manoeuvring around obstructions.

SMART
Changeable from rear view to standard view

EFFICIENT
Full control and overview of entire machine operation

EASY
Night vision by integrated LED’s

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