Part 1:Fixing 10 common problems when wrapping bales with hay netting

Every farmer understands that the quality of bale wrapping with net depends on three main factors: the baler, the hay net and the correctness of the work.

Each model of equipment has its own characteristics: different wrapping systems and the widths, as well as other technical characteristics that make it more suitable for certain types of crops (forages).

And, of course, each baler has different settings that affect on the final wrapping result.

10 common net baling problems and how to solve them

We have put together a short but rather comprehensive guide about fixing ten common problems farmers face when baling with a hay net.

In our notes earlier, you may have come across some of them, so we provide links to more complete articles about this.

We keep a close eye on what’s new in the world of baling machines and often do field tests with our customers.

This gives us a better understanding of customers’ needs and also helps us to improve our products.

1. The net is not strained enough during wrapping

You can fix the problem by adjusting the brake rods and the feeding rollers.

Most often, you need to reduce the distance between the rollers using the adjusting bar. Then it is advisable to check the smoothness and purity of the rollers. There is a special distribution bar for this.

The problem may be in the core, it can slide a lot along the swath.

This is most commonly found on axle-mounted balers. The fix is simple – you need to anchor the core correctly to prevent this.

In addition, you should check the correctness and fastening of the roller bearing and fix them if necessary.

2. The net is pulled on both sides of the bale

To solve this problem, you need to check and eliminate four possible causes:
• Make sure the net is fed evenly into the bale chamber.
• Check the net guides and remove feed crops, hay, straw residues if there are any.
• Adjust the guide rollers if they are not centered. This can lead to the fact that the net will not enter the camera in a straight line, that is, incorrectly.
• Using the adjustment bar, check that the pressure on the feed rollers is even and equal on both sides.

Other possible problems and ways to solve them in the following articles of our blog:
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4