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Vicon: FastBale takes Machine of the Year Award at Sima 2015

Vicon’s revolutionary non-stop round baler/wrapper combination, FastBale, has been voted the winner of the Machine of the Year award in the balers category at the 2015 Sima Show.

One of the most prestigious accolades for machinery incorporating innovative technology and overall performance, the selection was made by 19 independent agricultural journalists representing 17 European countries’ trade magazines.

This is the second accolade that FastBale has received as the Sima Show itself awarded FastBale a silver medal for innovation.

Designed and developed at the Kverneland Group’s baler competence centre at Ravenna, Italy, FastBale cleverly integrates a pre-chamber with a main chamber and a wrapper, to enable baling to continue non-stop.

FastBale’s ingenious design includes a simple, reliable and fuss-free bale transfer system. Combined with a wrapper frame mounted on a parallel linkage, it’s an innovative solution that avoids the need for a complex transfer system.

Following several seasons of testing, FastBale was revealed at the 2015 Sima Show. Its field evaluation and development in a range of crop conditions will continue throughout 2015 prior to full commercial availability.

(Source – http://www.wnif.co.uk/2015/03/vicon-fastbale-takes-machine-of-the-year-award-at-sima-2015/)

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