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Silage Stuffers Catching On Fast
Four competing companies are now offering "silage stuffer's", those popular new machines which stuff silage, haylage and other feedstuffs into airtight plastic bags.
Silopress, headquartered at Sioux City, Iowa, first introduced the low-cost sealed storage "stuffing" concept from Germany about 20 years ago. About five years ago, a group headed by several former Silopress distributors spun off to manufacture and market the Ag-Bag machine, manufactured in Astoria, Oreg., by the Ag-Bag Corporation.
Now, several former Ag-Bag distributors have teamed up to manufacture and market their own competing machine called the Bag-All. The fourth company competing for a share of the growing "silage stuffer" market is the Max-Pac, manufactured by Agri-Marketing Development, Elkhart, Ind. It was first featured in FARM SHOW a year ago (Vol. 6, No. 2, 1982).
"Our new machine features an exclusive direct drive hydraulic system and has 20% more capacity (1 1/2 tons per min.) than competing models," says Terry Miller, American Bag-
All's general sales manager. "By replacing all drive belts and chains with hydraulics, we have few moving parts and are able to offer a full year warranty on both the machine and our bags."
Price tag on the new Bag-All is $24,000 for the hydraulic model (pto-driven hydraulic pump with direct drive into planetary gears). It's also available in a non-hydraulic model (pto-driven gearbox).
Other features include hydraulic cable rewind, 3/8 in. galvanized air-craft cable, variable speed rotor, and fifty 3/4 in. tines for better compaction (60 lbs. of high moisture forage per cu. ft.).
American Bag-All is offering standard 180 ton plastic bags (9 ft. dia.) with a black inside liner (41/s mil) and a white outside liner (51/2 mil). They retail for $300 each. A larger Bag-All for stuffing 12 ft. dia. bags will be introduced later this year, according to Miller.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, American Bag-All Inc., 107 Spring Hill Lane, Lebanon, Penn. 17042 (ph 717 274-2225).

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1983 - Volume #7, Issue #2