The latest addition to the range of products from Kelvin Cave Ltd that are designed, and proven, to reduce ensiling losses and improve the quality of silage crops, while reducing workload, comes in the form of Agritec® Silage Safe, a unique clamp cover system with full-surface tensioning built in.
Designed as an alternative to netting and weighting down with tyres or sandbags, Silage Safe is laid over silage sheets, such as O2 Barrier 2in1 and ClampFilm, to afford added protection from wind, rain and vermin.
The integral tensioning straps replace the need for weights and prevent the ingress of wind and rain that can penetrate and dislodge traditional top sheets leaving the underlying layers vulnerable.
With a projected service life of 10 years, Silage Safe can be used time and time again. When not in use it can be rolled for ease of storage and takes up far less space and is a lot cleaner and easier to handle than tyres.
As may be seen from the diagram above, Silage Safe is installed from both sides of the clamp in 2 metre widths, each with an integral connecting tube, prior to filling, so it also forms an additional barrier between the clamp sides and the silage sheets, enveloping the feed completely. Once the clamp has been filled and the silage sheets laid, Silage Safe is then unrolled over the clamp and the ends of each width overlapped and drawn together with tensioning straps. As feed is consumed the straps can be released and individual widths of Silage Safe rolled back or removed.