1984 - Volume #8, Issue #6, Page #04[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Plastic Net Wrap For Big Bales
"We're offering plastic netting or plastic foil wrapping as an option on our KR 90 big baler," says Paul Maykowski, marketing manager for KWN Modern Farm Equipment, of West Memphis, Ark. "You get three tying options ù plastic netting, plastic foil, or conventional twine tying."
Rolls of plastic foil or netting feed from the bottom to wrap individual bales. The material is severed by a cutting device controlled from the tractor seat by cable. Bales are ejected in the usual manner.
"One of the key advantages of the new net wrap is that it only requires two wraps per bale, which only takes 5 to 7 seconds. This allows you to cut down time about 75% ù enough to make an extra 10 to 15 more bales per hour, compared with conventional twine tying," Maykowski points out. Plastic foil requires three wraps, which takes about 12 seconds per bale.
The new net wrap costs about $2 per bale, and plastic foil about $1.75.
The optional attachmenr for wrapping with net or sheet plastic, available for $985 model KR 90 Krone balers, sells for about $1,600. Twine tying is standard. Plastic foil wrap-
ping (but not net wrap) is available as an option on the Krone KR150 and KR180 balers.
For more information, contact:FARM SHOW Followup, KWN Modern Farm Equipment, 406 Mound City Road, West Memphis, Ark. 72301 (ph 501 732-4270).
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