The non-stop round baler and wrapper combination, the FastBale, from Vicon will now be offered with film-on-film capability, alongside traditional net tying.
Thanks to the film’s pre-stretching, the process is said to reduce bale expansion as it leaves the chamber to create a denser bale. In addition to this, less oxygen is trapped inside the bale, contributing to an improvement in forage quality.
“Film-on-film is yet another extension of the FastBale’s impressive capabilities,” explained Vicon baler specialist Mike Howell. “With film stretched to catch the edges of the bale, this bale tying technique builds on the bale qualities that Vicon is known for – superb bale shape and high density.”
Film-on-film also enables farmers to dispose of the plastic as a single waste product, instead of separating plastic and net.
The revised system can also be used with rolls of net and the FastBale has the capacity to carry up to ten rolls of bale wrap, plus two rolls of either net or film for tying. It is available as an at-cost option, adding £4,170 to the list price of a FastBale machine.
For more information go to uk.vicon.eu