Opening round silage bales: net versus film

Which bales are faster to open: net bound bales or film bound bales? To find this out we took up the silage bale opening challenge!

Film bound bales easier and faster to open

We opened a round grass bale bound with net and one bound with film. The outcome is clear: the film bound bale could be opened way easier and faster, without loss of forage due to it staying in the net. Moreover, a film-on-film bale has only one residual product which makes waste management more efficient.

Curious how we conduced the test? Watch the video:

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Calculate the quantity of wrapping film required for the coming season

The new grass season is just around the corner. As an owner of a baler-wrapper combination or a bale wrapper, you would like to know in advance how much wrapping film you will need and how much it will cost. That way, you can stock up in advance so you don’t miss out during the season. And just as important: buy the film at the best possible price. Did you know that you can easily calculate this with the KUHN Film Calculator?

How the film calculator works

The film calculator can be used for round and square bales. Enter some data such as the bale dimensions, the desired number of film layers and the current film price. You will immediately see the estimated quantity of film required and a cost indication. You can also download this overview as a PDF.

Use the KUHN Film Calculator and be prepared for the wrapping season!


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LEXIS 3800: When capacity and simplicity go hand in hand!

The new LEXIS 3800 trailed sprayer completes the range from the top.

LEXIS 3800 trailed sprayer: what’s new?

The new LEXIS 3800 trailed sprayer complements the LEXIS family with a 3,800 l nominal capacity. This machine comes with new features improving its performance.

Thanks to its design, the LEXIS 3800 is a compact and lightweight machine:

  • Maximum length of 6.90 metres
  • Hitch-to-axle length of 4.30 meters
  • Overall width of 2.55 metres
  • Barely more than 3 t empty with aluminium booms up to 28 meters.





New Ø1.85m tires with VF option from 320 to 520mm are also fitted to this machine and contribute to soil preservation by limiting compaction.






The gyroscopic device of the TRACK ASSIST steering drawbar coupled with a short tow eye-axle distance of 4.30m allow the LEXIS 3800 to be perfectly in line with the tractor wheel tracks.




The key markers that have built the reputation of the LEXIS range

Perfectly suited to mixed and cereal farms with tanks of 2,400, 3,000 or 3,800 l and booms of 18 to 28m, the LEXIS family retains its numerous assets:

  • Simple machines owing to the MANUSET solution or the DILUSET+ version for assisted management of filling and dilution of residual volumes.
  • No compromise on precision with CCE individual nozzle control by GPS or BOOM ASSIST EXTREME ground contour following system.
  • Connected sprayers thanks to the KUHN CCI Connect solutions, associated with the MyKUHN portal.

All these benefits make the LEXIS a resolutely economical machine without compromising on productivity or quality of work.