Over the past decade, usage for wide polythene silage film for binding bales before wrapping has grown significantly popular. Supporting farmers of this baling methods claim that it’s an even better option than the traditional net wrap. With its set of features and useful binding ability, it’s a complete game-changer in the baling industry – at least for the ones that use it. However, is it truly better than the net wrap? Let’s discuss further.
As of the moment, it has yet to be seen as a total replacement of the traditional wrap, which is why net wraps are still popular even today. However, multiple claims have been made, indicating the high-performance of the silage film. A silage film manufacturer has also claimed that it can wrap over 1.2 million bales in a single year alone here in the state of South Australia.
As it stands, there are at least ten silage plastic films that have been launched over the past decade, all of which are capable of wrapping bales efficiently. Using high-quality plastic, farmers can enjoy the added level of efficiency and durability – two factors that they need to accomplish their baling tasks faster.
Other manufacturers are still making their transition to silage films. That’s why for the meantime, they’re still focusing on their net wrap products. However, many claims that once the majority of manufacturing companies have perfected their versions of the silage film, net wraps will become obsolete in a matter of three years.
But let’s not discredit the net wrap just yet. It can still put up a fight for relevance and supremacy. It’s still currently the most used bale wrapping product out there – and for good reasons. It’s highly durable and can prevent any moisture from developing, which can lead to spoilage. It’s also made of premium-quality fibrous materials, which is ideal since it won’t cause any complication on your silage. It doesn’t alter the quality nor have any side effects. It does its job effectively. It’s like a veteran in a sport that still performs at a high level despite its age. Its durability is still unmatched, and it can go toe-to-toe with even the up and coming silage film.
So overall, if you’re asking us which is better, we’d have to give that to silage film since it has all the quirky features that every farmer needs. However, that doesn’t say that it will knock out the net wrap from being relevant. Many farmers will still use it, and it will remain as a viable baling option for many years to come.