A new Irish-manufactured bale silage wrap called Silox Bale Wrap claims to provide a more cost-effective wrapping solution by reducing the number of revolutions required to wrap a bale by 50% compared with current systems.
This feature claims to cut costs in terms of plastic usage, labour, fuel as well as equipment wear and tear.
Silox is available in black, green and white and is Irish-manufactured by Layertite
The manufacturer says the wrap is the strongest film on the market and claims increased bale protection from diffusion and osmosis. Silox is available in black, green and white and is Irish-manufactured by Layertite. The cost of the film is €100/roll including VAT and levy.
The new bale wrap claims to be able to wrap 40 bales per 1,000m roll compared with a typical 28 bales from conventional 1,500m roll of traditional film. The bale wrap is claimed to be designed for faster wrapping, saving time in the field.
The film can be used with conventional single- or double-arm wrappers as well as combination balers such as the McHale Fusion, where it has been tested
The film is also claimed to be stronger to give better bale protection during transport after wrapping.
The film can be used with conventional single- or double-arm wrappers as well as combination balers such as the McHale Fusion, where it has been tested. Philip Doran of Silox Films claims that in the Fusion, it can give a 30% increase in output due to faster wrapping.
Philip Doran of Silox Films Layertite told the Irish Farmers Journal that he has appointed a number of agents including Kerry Agribusiness for the Kerry, west Cork and Clare regions. Silox is also on offer to members of the Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) at competitive bulk order rates.