In recent years netwrap has proven the preferred method of baling when using round balers. It offers many advantages over baler twine which lessen the impact of higher purchase costs over the earlier method.
The main points include:
- LESS WEAR AND TEAR ON THE BALER
Fewer revolutions of the bale are needed when net wrapping, dramatically reducing wear and tear on the baler.
- GREATER SPEED OF OPERATION
Reduced bale wrapping times improve output from the baler producing, on average, 15-20 more bales per hour than the twine method.
- BETTER COVERAGE ON THE BALE
Net wrapped bales maintain a more uniform shape, making transporting and handling easier, particularly important when wrapping silage bales on an automatic bale wrapper. Bale coverage from edge to edge is also essential when silage wrapping, eliminating air from the bale to ensure better quality forage.
- BETTER WEATHERING CAPABILITY
Net wrapped bales offer much a better weathering capability, allowing easier storage and reducing loss from crop wastage.
- EASIER TO REMOVE
Opening a net wrapped bale is a simple and straight-forward operation. The use of net eliminates the difficult and tiresome task of removing baler twine, especially in frosty conditions, and is also less likely to be picked up by livestock or machinery.