Impact of the parameters of round and square haylage bales on the consumption of the sealing film for individual and in-line wrapping
¹Latvia University of Agriculture, Research Institute of Agricultural Machinery,
¹ Institute Str., Stopini reg., Ulbroka, Latvia;
²Warsaw Agricultural University, Nowoursynowska 166 St. 02-787 Warsaw,Poland
In the Baltic States and Poland haylage processing in a baled form with subsequentsealing in a flexible film has been intensively applied for about 15 years, and now it occupies animportant place among the forage processing methods. A drawback of this technology is thehigh cost of the film. There are factors investigated having impact on the cost of the film usedfor sealing individual round and square (rectangular) bales separately and in a long line.Comparative estimation has been made of the design values and the experimental data. For bothvariants, the size of the bales being equal, lesser consumption (approximately by 8%) of thefilm will be when the bales are sealed (wrapped). In contrast to individual wrapping of eachbale, in-line wrapping of bales reduces the consumption of the film by two times.