Bale Wrap

Bale Wrap – Our Range

Our range of bale wrap or bale net wrap is very well represented by some excellent choices in crop packaging products. With the different brands of bale wrap on the market, it is important to choose one that’s suitable for your machine and application. Every bale wrap is slightly different and can react differently when applied and when in storage. The weight of the net wrap, expressed in grams per lineal metre, can be important when running through your machine with ease of running, tensioning and the elasticity of the net according to bale weight and size.

Protecting your yield

Using high-quality bale wrap is the first step towards protecting the quality of your yield. Many farmers or contractors sell their fodder, so it’s important to maintain a quality appearance. While we understand that it’s longevity that counts, we also know that the professionalism of your operation is represented by the appearance of your bales. That’s just one of the reasons to use high-grade bale wrap and make the right impression on customers.

For those using fodder for their own livestock, you naturally want to maintain the bale integrity and prevent the fodder from spoiling or being wasted prematurely. Using wraps with high UV levels keeps the process on the right schedule.  We’ve all seen bales in the field that have lost the integrity of their shape and you know will fall apart if they required movement to be fed out.  Let’s avoid this where we can.

When Using a New Bale Wrap

If a round bale machine is set to a certain brand or weight of net, it can be necessary to slightly ‘tweak’ the settings to suit a new net, usually through the spring and eye bolt adjustment connected to the brake mechanism. This usually occurs when a lighter net (say 10gms) has been used and a heavier net such as Fat-Wrap (13gms) is then used. The heavier net may need a bit more resistance tensioning to make the net slightly tighter, to enable a better cut with the knife. Other symptoms that indicate this can be the case is when the net is not spreading to the edge and wrapping around the rollers. 

Number of Bale Wraps for the Job

The number of wraps needed for different crop types and applications is usually 3/4/5 for silage / hay / straw. At the end of the day, the main aim is to contain the bale as best as it can not only in the baling operation but in the storage and transport stage. The theory that “2 ½ wraps will do” simply no longer applies. Most machines have evolved so that the bale density has increased up to 75%.  Heavier weights and greater compression mean reinforced containment is required on the bales these days.  Hence, the amount of net needed to contain correlates.

We can guarantee the strength and the UV of the net wrap, but the management of the baled product is the responsibility of the baler operator and/or farmer to govern.  For this reason, our recommendation is 3/4/5 according to the number of wraps.  3 for silage, 4 for hay and 5 for straw.  Also considering bale size, crop type and any other mitigating factors such as overspraying nearby with sulfur based compounds.

Width Sizes Available

The net wrap or bale wrap comes in 3 different widths. 1.23m is the standard most common spreading from one side of the bale to the other. 1.25m is becoming more popular with Kuhn, New Holland and Krone Komprima machines. And lastly but not least the 1.3m wide net which can be operated in new model Kuhn balers, Welgers (which produce a wider bale) and the John Deere range of 1.3m specification wide balers.  We can offer all products in 3000m lengths as well as a longer roll with the 1.23m, at 3600m lengths.