Despite the recent challenging times, machinery manufacturers continue to roll out developments apace and Pottinger is no exception, with a raft of new grassland and forage equipment.
Aiming to offer a wrapping technique that boosts forage quality, while making wrap disposal easier, Pottinger has introduced ‘film on film’ wrapping to its range of variable chamber wrapper combination round balers.
First seen on its fixed chamber balers, the new option combines both the net and film binding systems, allowing users to quickly switch between the two.
According to the manufacturer, one of the advantages of the film on film binding is the three-fold improvement in the protection of the forage due to the increased number of layers. This sees forage better protected when it is ejected from the wrapper, and later when it is transported from the field.
The firm adds silage bales also benefits from additional compression; the diameter can be reduced by about 30mm, corresponding to an oxygen reduction of about 70 liters.
Whether using net or film binding, the roll is hydraulically braked by a tension roller, with an additional tail binding unit allowing the binding film to be fed into the bale chamber.
To protect the film and to make it easier to change between net and film or vice versa, an additional sliding roller is installed in front of the roll holder. The role holder can accommodate rolls up to 1,420mm wide with a diameter up to 310mm. A camera is installed as standard, enabling the driver to monitor the binding and wrapping process.