The right number of film layers for good forage quality

How many layers of film are wrapped around a bale is determined by factors that include the strength of the bale, the storage period and the forage quality. With the help of 3D-wrapping and IntelliWrap, efficient use is made of film and the forage quality is guaranteed.  

IntelliWrap uses film efficiently

Deciding on the correct number of film layers around a bale depends on the conditions. IntelliWrap offers you a good management tool so you can respond easily to the various factors. The system allows the operator to monitor and adjust the number of film layers from the cab during the wrapping process. This makes the guideline the drier the material is, the more film layers very easy to apply in practice. An additional advantage offered by IntelliWrap is that the bales can be wrapped with even and odd numbers of film layers. This is done automatically by turning the bale faster or slower on the wrapping table. The wrapping technique efficiently minimises film use and produces a bale that will maintain good forage quality during storage.  

Strong bale with 3D-wrapping technique

Using the 3D-wrapping technique guarantees that no oxygen, or air pockets, are left in the bale. As the cylindrical surface of the bale is wrapped first, as much air as possible is forced out of the bale. In addition, the first layers of film are applied where most needed: the vulnerable bale shoulders. This protects the bale better against possible damage. Less air in the bale is one of the advantages, a bale that retains it shape better is another – even over long storage periods.  

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