BOONE, Iowa — From the 2016 Farm Progress Show, Kubota Tractor Corporation announces the release of its all-new BV4580 round baler. The BV4580 is the highest capacity baler of Kubota’s round baler line, producing the 5 foot by 6 foot variable diameter bales preferred by cow-calf and dairy producers. The BV4580 features an easy-feed design system that manages high volumes of crop with an easy flow of materials into the baler, producing a dense, well-formed bale every time. Combined with the power bind net system, Kubota’s BV4580 is one of the most productive five-by-six variable chamber balers on the market today.

“The BV4580 with its easy-feed design system is our first baler designed and engineered to specifically meet the needs of North American dairy and cattle farmers, and it won’t be the last,” says Dave Palmer, senior product manager for Kubota hay implements. “This baler delivers the productivity our customers want from a five-by-six variable chamber baler. The BV4580 will meet the most demanding forage conditions all over cattle country — from the Cotton Belt and mid-South up to cow-calf herds in the Corn Belt, across the Great Plains and on dairy and beef farms in the North.”

Earlier this year Kubota introduced its third phase of hay tool products, which now includes balers, disc mowers, disc mower conditioners, rakes and tedders. Today’s announcement of the newest — and largest — baler further establishes Kubota’s position and dedication to domestic large agriculture markets. In addition to new products, Kubota has announced strategic acquisitions, including Kverneland Group in 2013 and just last July, the company acquired Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc.

High-Capacity Design Meets Density Control

The new BV4580 round baler features a clean-raking 82-inch wide pickup, designed to deliver high crop volumes into the full-width rotary feeding system. The BV4580 forms bales 61-inch wide, with diameters from 31-inches to 71-inches. The pickup’s twin cam track supports minimize the crop load on the baler’s five tine bars, providing operators with reliability and high-volume baling performance. The BV4580 easy-feed system efficiently handles the baler’s large forage intake capacity, maintaining consistent crop flow even in delicate crops like Bermuda and alfalfa. The recently patented PowerBind net system, featuring a low loading height and fast cycle time, continues the design focus on productivity and reliability for BV4580 operators.

Round bales in the BV4580 bale chamber are crafted with moderate cores and stronger exteriors for better bale weathering. The baler’s high-quality parts, including durable MRT profile belts with heavy-duty MATO lacings, ensure trouble-free and reliable operation. Fully-adjustable hydraulic bale density control is standard on the BV4580. An optional proportional valve is available for electronic bale density control from the new Focus 3 Terminal that provides operators control of bale diameter settings, as well as auto or manual net and twine binding modes. An electronic bale counting system monitors both daily and total bale counts.