All-Purpose Baler-Wrapper Turns Silage Into A Commodity Crop

 

Goeweil's LT-Master baler-wrapper can compress and wrap almost any material, even corn silage. Exporters in Egypt and the Sudan use it to bale corn silage for transport to Saudi Arabia. The baler-wrapper compresses material more tightly than a conventional baler and holds the up to 4-ft. diameter bales together better with either film or net.

            "We sell the LT-Master throughout the world," says Phil Kieser, Goeweil. "It offers way more flexibility and agility in what you can do with a crop. It can bale anything that is chopped, ideally 2 in. or less in length, but up to 6 inches, and between 10 and 75 percent moisture and make it transportable."


            The LT-Master made inroads into the North American market in 2019 with the explosion in interest in hemp. While that market has cooled off considerably, Kieser says the baler-wrapper is quickly finding other markets as awareness of its features and benefits grows.


            "A farmer in northeastern Minnesota purchased a used one this summer and is planning to use it to bale up corn silage," says Kieser. "He plans to sell corn silage bales by the truckload throughout the winter. Use them today or 6 months from now; they will stay fresh and sealed."


            Kieser notes that LT-Master wrapped bales are about the only way to move loose organic matter like corn silage any distance economically. It is also easy to move the baler-wrapper from one job site to another.


            The LT-Master is built for rapid transit (up to 50 mph) between jobs with even faster set up. The pivoting drawbar swivels up to 30 degrees, allowing it to be powered from either side. In 3 min. it unfolds from its 37-ft. transit length to a 45-ft. working length and from a little over 8-ft. in width to a 17-ft. working width. Components slide into place, wrap is loaded and it is ready to go.


            The pto-powered, on-board hydraulic system with oil cooler powers all components. A high power LED lighting system comes standard for night work. An automatic central lubrication system reduces maintenance. The on-board film storage holds up to 18 rolls of film or netting. 


            The 11 1/2-ft. wide, 16 cubic yard capacity, feeder hopper allows rapid unloading from dump trailers, trucks or wagons. It feeds material onto a sloping ramp that carries it to the fixed roller chamber. An endless belt around the chamber minimizes loss of material and ensures a high degree of compression. A refeeding belt runs the length of the machine to prevent loss of material, and water injection for the bale chamber ensures adequate moisture.


            Once the bale is formed, it moves to the wrapping station with dual arm wrapping.  Once the bale is wrapped, it is tipped on to the bale delivery ramp and unloaded to the front of the machine.


            Kieser notes that the real advantage of the LT-Master is its ability to handle smaller particles. "The typical materials baler struggles with materials less than 4 to 5 in. in length," he says. "Those balers leave a lot of smaller particles on the field. The LT-Master gets it all. It can handle anything that has been shredded, even recyclables such as carpets and other refuse. Itíll compress as much as 5 to 1, depending on the material."


            Kieser is confident as people learn what the machine can do that it will find new uses and users. "It can bale up TMR rations, sawdust or straw mixed with manure and even straight manure with a low moisture content," he says.


            FARM SHOW readers interested in the LT-Master can contact Kieser for pricing. Headquartered in Austria, he handles sales for Goeweil for North, South and Central America.


            Contact:  FARM SHOW Followup, Philip Kieser, Goeweil Sales (ph 309 750-5639; philip.kieser@goeweil.com; www.goeweil.com).