Do you need bales to be below a specific moisture?

555

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Location
Cambridge
Just finished commissioning a 60m Ventus 2400 bale dryer on an AD plant in Kent. They have on average 4000 Hestons annually that are over moisture and could not be used, an need to be dumped and replaced. All at a big cost. The Ventus Bale Dryer will reduce the moisture content down to a specific %. As long as you can pick it up it will dry it! If you have over a 1000 bales a year that need drying please get in touch. Andrew at Manco Energy. 07507 562954. Even better if you have biomass to heat the water. RHI compliant. We are also busy replacing underperforming Biomass Boilers with High performance Linka Boilers
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555

Member
Location
Cambridge
You won’t get deep into the bale , leaving pockets of high moisture levels , leading to a rejected load. We are also straw traders and have looked at all options, this was the only bit of kit that gave the results needed. Taking out 20% from a bale would take around 20mins, so over a continuous week 500 bales. The cost of drying the bale is a fraction of its value once dried, also gives the option to bale when the conditions are not ideal. There is a small window of opportunity to get into the fields, the window is a lot bigger now.Power stations are very particular to moisture levels throughout the bale.
 

renewablejohn

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Location
lancs
You won’t get deep into the bale , leaving pockets of high moisture levels , leading to a rejected load. We are also straw traders and have looked at all options, this was the only bit of kit that gave the results needed. Taking out 20% from a bale would take around 20mins, so over a continuous week 500 bales. The cost of drying the bale is a fraction of its value once dried, also gives the option to bale when the conditions are not ideal. There is a small window of opportunity to get into the fields, the window is a lot bigger now.Power stations are very particular to moisture levels throughout the bale.
Come on your on a farming forum, rubbish like that you might get away with elsewhere but farmers have been barn drying hay and straw for centuries.
 

Hampton

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Location
Shropshire
The fact that something has been build to dry bales is so foreign to me. Here in Australia, we run around in the middle of the night to bale straw and hay so we have moisture in product so you can actually form a bale in the chamber!
It’s alien to us too!
We tend to wait until it’s dry before baling it, stick a moisture probe in to check its dry, then store it in a shed to keep the rain off.
If we do have wet straw we put it through the straw chopper to bed the cattle although this can make it dusty.
Better to just bale it when dry
 

Poncherello1976

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Oxfordshire
The fact that something has been build to dry bales is so foreign to me. Here in Australia, we run around in the middle of the night to bale straw and hay so we have moisture in product so you can actually form a bale in the chamber!
I think we did that here in 1976. Made hay in 2 days or so, and then had to bale it in the evening/night to be able to have the slightest bit of moisture in it!
 

Aussie Ben

Member
Mixed Farmer
We need the straw dry for storage but straw been dry is really not a problem unless it's been rained on. We dont need rain just a little due so it will pack the straw in the baler. More of an issue with a round baler but for big squares you can lose some weight.
 

AGCO reports sales increase of 43.5% compared to 2020 figures

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Written by Agriland Team from Agriland

The tractor manufacturer AGCO, which consists of brands such as Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson and Valtra, reported its results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2021.

Net sales for the second quarter were approximately $2.9 billion, an increase of approximately 43.5% compared to the second quarter of 2020.

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Reported net income was $3.73/share for the second quarter of 2021, and adjusted...
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