That was haylage like nearly hay the wetter stuff makes the wrapper cock a wheel have to be careful with the hs2000 if it’s pointing downhill as it will fall over forwards if you don’t hit the stop button fast enough bales be well over a tonThey won’t be that weight for 24% haylage
Experienced contractor been running two fusions fur a good few years and decent drivers.Depends how the man sets it. Fusion has the potential to be as good a bale as you can get, but if yer man doesn't fill it up no advantage.
Presuming good driver, no problem at all, and better bales for being chopped. Less bales, less plastic, less haulage and better compacted = better grub.
The older belly fill type stuff is better chopped stops then pulling it out the feedersExperienced contractor been running two fusions fur a good few years and decent drivers.
He’s just some done haylage fur me that I did not chop as it was for belly fill cattle type stuff I was given for nothing if I cleared it up. (Basically poor grass but plenty of it, 19 bales of 3 acres)
Will cut sheep ground soon and want quality over quantity at this stage. It’s still pretty green and just starting to head.
A Jcb would be okChopped bales and tight pressure = less oxygen in the bale = better fermentation.
In a dairy farmer’s clamp you won’t find any long grass, and it will be compacted well to exclude oxygen. Why would you not look to do the same in a bale?
Agree with above point about setting up though. Been very happy with local contractor (Fusion) but have had someone else baling this year to contra standing grass he’s bought. He also has a Fusion, but is baling it as he would his own, rather than to ‘charge by the bale’. I put 14 bales on my trailer last week and the Merlo hitch was struggling to lift the drawbar, which it’s never done before.
But thats baling your own.We have a chopper Welgar with 23 knives, and I've used a variety of numbers of knives right up to all of them and I find it makes no significant difference to how much grass goes in a bale.
Driving at a sensible forward speed for the last half of the bale is just the only way to make much difference to how dense a bale is when using a fixed chamber baler.
Drive sensibly and you'll make a bale that's like stone, knives or not.
I rarely use knives now.