5 types of savings with Polypak

Forage cultivation begins in spring and continues almost until the end of autumn. Farmers have a lot of work at this time. To speed it up, various equipment and auxiliary materials are used. For fodder harvesting, balers together with a haymaking net are excellent. They speed up the harvesting process considerably. Farmers use bale packaging made of natural materials or modern synthetic solutions.

We use low-pressure polyethylene together with stabilizers to improve the quality of Polypak bale netting. Special stabilizers make the material resistant to UV rays and ensure its strength and integrity throughout the entire period of use. Polypak net has a roll end indicator. This helps to notice in time the need to load a new net into the baler. For the convenience of carrying the wrapping material, the manufacturer has provided special handles. The haymaking net is a great help for the farmer.

Our Polypak net is suitable for all balers most commonly used by farmers: Krone, Claas, John Deere, New Holland, Case, Mascar and others. At the same time, it is much cheaper than branded packing materials from these manufacturers. Although it is not inferior to them in characteristics. You can read about the characteristics on the product pages.

We have highlighted 5 advantages of wrapping bales with bale netting.

Time saving

Farmers have been using balers and twine for years. Netting was developed as a faster and more reliable alternative to this tying material. The speed of tying the bales with it increases by 3-4 times. This is especially relevant in bad or unstable weather conditions, when it is necessary to finish forage cultivation as quickly as possible.

Fuel saving

It takes about 60 seconds for a bale to be wrapped in twine with a baler. For netting, 15 seconds is enough. That’s four times faster! That means more bales can be produced in the same amount of time. The fuel consumption per bale is lower, that is the cost of the entire package is lower.

Labor saving

This advantage is directly related to the first two: the faster straw, haylage or hay is packed, the lower the labor costs for the baler driver and the lower the cost of packing per bale of hay. By using the hay net, the time for wrapping the bale is reduced by about 70 %.

Material saving

One roll of Polypak 3000 m net yields about 240 bales of hay with a diameter of 1.5 meters and wrapped in 2.5 turns. This is possible due to the high reliability of the wrapping material. That’s why 2-2.5 turns of net wrap for hay is sufficient.

For straw, we recommend to increase the number of turns by 1.5-2, so that it remains well-compressed for the entire storage period. Why this is important we wrote in this article.

Transportation and storage saving

The twine only binds the hay or straw together. The net covers almost the entire surface of the bale. This considerably increases the protection of the forage against environmental influences and consequently reduces the loss of nutritional properties during storage.

Bales with straw, for example, which are packed with net, can be stored simply in the field, as they are partially protected from the ingress of precipitation. This also means the reduced cost of additional shelter.

Thus, using any Polypak haymaking netting, you are guaranteed save comparing with using twine or other forage technologies.