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Taking the wraps off a new technique Visitors to the Silotite stand will be able to discover an innovative dual-film technology that promises to deliver superior-quality silage through greater bale density and an enhanced oxygen barrier. Film&Film wrapping combines Baletite net-replacement film with Silotite 5-layer stretch film. The recent launch of combiwrappers capable of applying netwrap-replacement film has paved the way for the adoption of Film&Film wrapping. Silotite’s own trials have

demonstrated how this wrapping method augments silage quality by creating denser, more compact bales that allow faster fermentation with fewer dry matter losses. The Film&Film system also reduces silage losses through improved bale protection and an enhanced oxygen barrier that discourages mould growth. Because it eliminates the need to separate netwrap from balewrap post-use it enhances operational efficiency and provides an opportunity to automate the feeding process. The application of Baletite creates

Spreader to cause a commotion The Maelstrom spreader from Harry West.

Harry West is demonstrating its new Maelstrom range of rear-discharge spreaders, starting with the 14m3-

capacity machine. The Maelstrom unit incorporates the new Y-shape body which gives extra capacity yet allows a low loading height of 2.45m. A loading access of 2.2 x 5m allows quick and easy fill with any loader, the company says. The spreader benefits from the care and attention given to the design and construction of all West machines. Twin vertical beaters fitted with

a denser, more compact bale thanks to the stiffer nature of this netwrapreplacement film. Whereas netwrap will continue to elongate post-baling, the configuration of Baletite maintains the pressure that has been applied to the bale within the baling chamber. Importantly, the application of these additional film layers expels more air from the bale which, in turn, further enhances ensiling through a speedier fermentation process. The greater compaction also enables more efficient forage storage. Additionally, Film&Film-covered

bales benefit from the greater protection afforded by having extra film layers around their circumference, which make them more able to withstand the rigours of handling and storage. ■ Stand 405.

specially-designed blades that spin at 400rpm offer a consistently even spread pattern and handle all types of manure and waste. They’re driven by new highly-rated gearboxes. This, coupled with two 14mm hardened chain drives rated to 65t strain and joining link used on each feed bar, ensures a long and productive life, says Harry West. The wide-angle pto is standard and driven through a slip-clutch unit giving additional protection to the machine.

The spreader is designed for good stability, with a multi-leaf sprung drawbar giving an even ride whether the machine is empty of fully-laden. LED lights are standard, with a mechanical rear light protection cover that operates with the rear door. Mudguards, electrical weighing system and in-cab electrical controls for the bed are optional. A further upgrade is the FYM GPS controller that analyses the field requirements. ■ Stand 220.

The introduction of combi-wrappers has paved the way for Film&Film wrapping.

Volume and versatility Three-side Tipper and Monocoque Tipper

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