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Big Bale Ammonia Injector
New machines for bagging big hay and straw bales in plastic, and injecting them with ammonia, were displayed by Armako at Agromek '86.
Latest new development in "one-man bagging and injecting" is a bagging machine big enough to inject and bag six bales per move of the machine. Bales are loaded into the machine's throat one at a time and stacked pyramid style (3 on the bottom, 2 in the middle and one on top). Ammonia, stored at the back of the tractor, is automatically injected into each bale through five hollow and perforated bale-spearing points on the front of the tractor loader. Each bale is speared, then treated during transport to the plastic storage tube.
"We're using the system primarily for straw here in Denmark to increase digestibility up to 30%, and energy value up to 35%," an Armako spokesman told FARM SHOW.
After injecting and loading in from one to six bales, depending on model, the machine is pulled forward. As it moves, tube-shaped plastic unfolds to "bag" the last batch of bales. Individual tubes, made up of from 1 to 6 rows of bales stacked pyramid style can be up to 150 ft. long.
Contact: Armako, Ebbe Korsgard, Agerovej 14, 7960 Karby, Denmark (ph 07 76 2431).

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1986 - Volume #10, Issue #2