Kubota round balers go heavy duty!
Kubota has expanded its round baler line-up for 2022 with the introduction of an all-new, high capacity fixed chamber baler, called the BF3500.
Replacing the previous BF3255 model, the new BF3500 has been engineered for use in heavy silage conditions. It gets an 18-roller bale chamber, with two rollers located in the base of the chamber to give additional support with heavy, wet silage bales.
Bale density is managed by a hydraulic density system, designed to ensure consistent bale quality in all crop conditions. A new 2.3m wide pick-up, designated XL+ has also been introduced and incorporates an extensive series of upgrades. An extra tine has been added on either side, increasing the working width by 10cm; a new five-bar tine reel incorporates a cam track located at both ends, while each tine bar is supported on four bearings. Tine length has been increased by 10mm and the gap between the stripper plates has been reduced for improved performance in wet crops.
Capacity has been increased with the introduction of a new larger diameter intake rotor, along with a revised drop floor system. The drop floor package uses a more rounded profile under the rotor and also has a parallelogram action – extending clearance under the front and rear of the chamber, when lowered.
One of the few carry-over items from the previous generation of Kubota fixed chamber balers is the. well-proven PowerBind net injection system, which provides consistent and reliable net application. This mechanism accurately places the tail of net directly into the bale chamber, without relying on traditional feed rollers or the use of gravity.
The BF3500 incorporates heavy-duty bale chamber rollers and driveline components. This includes a split driveline, while the bale chamber and feed rotor feature 1¼” pitch drive chains. Chamber rollers all run on 50mm diameter bearings, with double-row roller bearings used on all main load points.
Kubota’s BF3500 is also equipped with a 15-knife SuperCut pre-chopping system, plus automatic chain lubrication and auto-greasing.
Kubota’s BF3500 has been engineered for use in heavy silage conditions.