Kirby’s One-Ton Bale Processor is simple to use, durable, and easily maintained, which makes it the most efficient feeding machine on the market. One person can hook up this bale processor to a tractor and begin turning bales of hay into a palatable feed in half the normal time. The variable speed floor drag chain ensures a consistent flow of hay into the beaters. Designed for longevity, each beater blade is serrated to its base on both sides. With this reversible feature, the blades may be used twice as long, before being replaced. A unique safety feature of the Kirby Bale Processor is its pressure relief valve that is built into the floor speed control. This valve protects your equipment by hydraulically bypassing (stopping) the floor drag chains if the pressure becomes too great on the beaters. This allows the beaters to clear the feed, which relieves the pressure, then the floor automatically starts again. With a commitment to quality and excellence, Kirby equipment is constructed for durability and designed for quick and easy servicing.