The power of
high-quality bale wrap
We’re committed to delivering the best quality agricultural wrapping solutions on the market today. With our products, we provide farmers with the strength and durability required to not just hold their fodder, but also protect it from the elements till it’s time to feed out. The result is better fodder with a bale shape that lasts.
Best of all, our products are built tough for Australian conditions. With UV protection for longer-lasting storage before use, all of our agricultural packaging products are made to withstand the Australian climate, no matter where you are.
Bale Wrap – Construction, Materials and Kg of Force
Bale Wrap comes in the form of 2 champions when we are referring to bale net or net wrap – Fat-Wrap & PowerNet. Fat-Wrap delivers a massive 310kg of force (based on 1.23m) and PowerNet a respectable 270kgs of force (based on 1.23m). Both are constructed using the tried and proven warp and weft knitted system. The warp (main threads) contains the bale, while the weft is there to evenly spread the main threads and evenly hold and circumnavigate the bale. While the weft thread supports the main thread evenly support across the bale, making it nice and tidy, its role is secondary and only supports the main threads. All the threads in the Bale Wrap are manufactured from a high quality, blown co-extruded polyethylene base, making sure there is maximum strength.
How Many Times around with Bale Wrap?
We subscribe to the reality that we don’t really know what the future holds with regard to climatic conditions for any season in Australia as they can vary from year to year. So, it’s best to be prepared for the most challenging conditions. And when applying bale wrap we recommend a minimum number of times around the bale of 3/4/5 for silage / hay / straw. While this may seem like overkill in some circumstances, due to all the different variables that are at play such as; crop type and length, moisture content, humidity / weather, bale density, storage and transport to name a few, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Besides using the high strength selections of bale wraps we offer, it’s also a good idea to limit the diameters on the bales, so they are not overburdened with carrying additional pressure and place in shed storage to preserve the overall fodder quality.
Bale Wrap and the Elements
When storing outside in the elements it is recommended to face the ends of the bales north to south. If they are placed east to west, the northern side of the bale will disproportionally receive the expansion and contraction of the “winter effect”. This is where the bale can receive the warmth of the northern axis winter sun, but then at night will feel the extremes of the cold night air and even frosts. Hence, the fodder in the bale will bear the brunt of the swelling and contraction, possibly resulting in the over stretching of the net. Whereas the southern side doesn’t receive the warm sun rays. There could be an exposure disparity of 20+degrees Celsius just on one part of the bale. To combat the “winter effect” where it isn’t possible to shed or place bales north to south, use our Fat-Wrap and apply an ample number of wraps to constrict the expansion. A tarp may also help, because not only will the bale experience reduced swelling, but the quality of the fodder may not suffer as much.
The difference between Fat-Wrap and PowerNet
Not sure which product is right for you? We specialise in providing quality products for all your agri packaging needs. If you’re unsure of the best solution, you can always chat with our friendly team of experts who are here to help.
However, when it comes to the Fat-Wrap and PowerNet ranges, there are plenty of similarities. Firstly, they’re both extremely high quality and manufactured to perform a specific function. The warp and weft knitted system combined with the blown co-extruded polyethylene base makes them extra-strong.
The real difference lies in the weight recommendations. The Fat-Wrap is made for heavier, denser fodder, supporting a force of up to 310kg (based on 1.23m). Alternatively, the PowerNet is rated for a force of 270kg (based on 1.23m), which is also extremely effective for most applications.
Save money and reduce wastage
Anybody who has used cheap, poor-quality wrapping and baling products knows that it’s just not worth the risk. Sure, you may have some bales that hold firm, but overall, you can end up with a lot of wastage. If your bales break, you’re not only wasting money on the products, but potentially wasting the fodder itself. Losing out on both fronts just isn’t economical.
By choosing high-quality products you get peace of mind that your fodder is well protected, and the wrap won’t be damaged by the sun or other elements and will last till it comes time to feed out.
Suitable for all baling machines
Just like all of our other baling products, you can count on our bale wrap to work on all round baling machines. It doesn’t matter what the make and model is, because our wrapping products are designed to be universal.
We even make your life easier by including a 50-metre coloured end warning system. With this, you’ll always know when your netwrap roll is about to run out and you can change out accordingly. With standard rolls of 3000m, as well as our extra-long 3600m rolls, you can achieve more.
We deal in solutions
We pride ourselves on delivering great products, but we’re also committed to providing you with great service every time. That means working with you to find the right solutions you need. Our range is huge, including silage wrap, silage film, baler twine, net replacement film and even silage pit covers. So, if you’ve got an agricultural packing problem you need solved, we’re the team you can count on.
Please visit our specific product pages for more detailed information or contact us at our head office now, for a quote or more information. With depots all around the country, we can deliver fast, no matter where you are in Australia.