Forage Compactor FC10000
Premium Export Hay Press

FC10000 Hay Press

The FC10000 is the latest generation of Hunterwood’s premium export forage compactors. This press represents the ultimate in processing automation and versatility. From our three-tie Destacker to the Big Bale Slicing System, and from half-cut production to MAG Jumbo bales, the FC10000 press allows processors to customize their input & output products to adjust to market demands.

The FC10000’s high-efficiency manifold, along with significant hydraulic advancements and enhanced diagnostics, makes it the fastest and most efficient press of its kind.

The FC10000 is designed to accept sliced big square bales (3’x4’x8′ or 4’x4’x8′) or standard three-tie bales. This fully automated forage press has production output rates of 22 MT/hr in Alfalfa.

At output, the FC10000 can produce multiple compressed bale formats:

  • One 120kg (265 lb) ‘log’ (per cycle) (22.5″ x 16.5″ x 46″)
  • Two 60kg (132 lb) ‘whole bales’ (per cycle with standard Cutterbox and one blade) (22.5″ x 16.5″ x 23″)
  • Four 30kg (66 lb) ‘half-cuts’ (per cycle with a standard Cutterbox and three blades) (22.5″ x 16.5″ x 11.5″)
  • 450kg (992 lb) MAG ‘Jumbo’ bale (44″ x 33″ x 46″)


Focus Input Rated At* Output* Average Press Footprint
Premium Export Hay Press 3-tie, 3’x4’x8′ or 4’x4’x8′ square bales 22 MT/hr 22.5″ x 16.5″ x 46″ at 120 kg, or a 450 kg MAG bale 75′ x 98′ (22 m x 30 m)

*In certain conditions, actual performance may exceed the posted rates stated above. Posted rates are based on premium quality Alfalfa, in Metric Tons per hour (MT/hr). Actual machine performance may vary due to, but not limited to: Operator error, Operator input & output delays, bale output format & appearance, as well as forage type, quality, consistency, density, compressibility, moisture content & fibre length. Dimensions are measured in inches and are width x height x length.