Thick as pig shite.

Kind of with the OP here, I cannot see the reason for leaving roundbales in a grass field for weeks on end with the grass growing half way up the bales. If you collect them that late, it'll wreck the grass, and it'll be a PITA to mow again! And I agree, the amound of shite on the bottom is annoying.

If I have underdone hay that needs a bit of time, I'll cart to the field edge when I am short of undercover airing space, and then try and roll the bales every few days as well.

These days though, I'm more likely to wrap such stuff, and although I am sure some sort of Hell is reserved for me, I will also put a single layer of wrap on hay to store away from the farm on the overwintering ground...:oops:

Did anything come of a breathable yet waterproof net wrap? Weren't JD launching something?
Does a single layer on hay not cause more mould?

Always thought dryer stuff needed more wrap as it’s full of air
 
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That's the John Deere Tama product? I am sure I saw that it would only work with modified JD balers... Is that correct?

https://www.tama-uat.co.uk/premium-net-wrap/john-deere-b-wrap/

I thought he was meaning the film instead of net

 
I remember reading about the JD net it was going to have goretex in it so it would breathe/sweat and let any heat out of the bale to stop the bale going mouldy. It was supposed to go into any baler like standard net so no modifications needed either. JD weren't interested in making film instead of the net because the bale couldn't sweat if it needed to and the risk of mouldy hay. There was something about the film on film wrapping not covering the corners/edges of the bales well enough too so the extra film on the round bits and the ends wouldn't make much difference if it wasn't covering the edges well enough. Been a long time since I read that article though so I could be wrong.
 
I remember reading about the JD net it was going to have goretex in it so it would breathe/sweat and let any heat out of the bale to stop the bale going mouldy. It was supposed to go into any baler like standard net so no modifications needed either. JD weren't interested in making film instead of the net because the bale couldn't sweat if it needed to and the risk of mouldy hay. There was something about the film on film wrapping not covering the corners/edges of the bales well enough too so the extra film on the round bits and the ends wouldn't make much difference if it wasn't covering the edges well enough. Been a long time since I read that article though so I could be wrong.
I thought it was going to be a product that was going to be available for other machines too... The article I referenced above said that the JD Tama stuff is peculiar in that the waterproofing element is precut on the roll. So not what can be used widely...

Krone was supposed to have had something back in the late 80s and on, but never appeared.
 

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