Clamp silage sealing & protection
Tyres have traditionally been used to weight-down silage sheets, but they are not really the most effective tool for this job, and certainly not the most popular with the people who have to place them on and remove them from the clamp!
Tyres hold water, making an ideal breeding-ground for midges, and covering everyone who handles them with smelly, stagnant water. When not in use on the clamp they are difficult to store tidily, and provide a sheltered home for rats. On top of all this, as they degrade over time dangerous wires become exposed, which can, at best, make holes in the silage sheet which is obviously undesirable, and at worst, break off and end up in the silage and, eventually, in the reticulum of the animal that eats it. This often has fatal consequences, and can also lead to expensive veterinary bills.
The cost-effective, long-term solutions for effective sealing and protection of silage in the clamp are ClampTiles™ and/or ClampNet™ available from Kelvin Cave Ltd
ClampTiles™ for use with Silage Sheets
Now, at last, there’s a cleaner, easier and altogether better way of weighting down silage sheets.
ClampTiles are made from 90 per cent re-cycled material with a life expectancy of around 15 years. Unlike tyres, they don’t harbour rainwater and debris, they are easy to handle and when not in use can be stacked on pallets for compact and convenient storage.
Ergonomically designed for ease of handling, they butt together to form a total edge-to-edge protection, helping to minimise bird and rodent damage right across the silage clamp.
There’s nothing simpler, cleaner or more convenient than ClampTiles. Another great idea in action from Kelvin Cave Ltd.
Yet another great way to protect your valuable silage crops. ClampNet, exclusively from Kelvin Cave Ltd, is a 300g/m² heavy-duty, green silage clamp top cover.
As well as helping to protect silage clamps from birds and mammals, ClampNet covers can reduce spoilage and help to maintain compaction after “SilaPacting”. (Yes, we’ve even come up with a verb for the art of good clamp compaction!)
Made from a finely-woven, UV-stable (there is a ten-year full UV stability guarantee) high density polyethylene (HDPE) material with strongly-stitched edging to prevent fraying, Clampnet’s flexibility enables it to mould into the contours of the silage – giving it maximum contact with the top silage sheet – ideally O2 Barrier 2in1 – to help maintain aerobic stability and minimise wind-lift when weighted down with gravel bags or Clamptiles.
ClampNet is reusable and features reinforced “loops” to enable really secure attachment of gravel bags*, allowing you to focus more weight on the ‘shoulders’ of the clamp.
The ClampNet and gravel-bag* system reduces the amount of air and rainwater getting into the silage, helping to prevent silage spoilage year after year.
*ClampNet gravel-bags are made from the same material and to the same high-quality criteria as ClampNet.
Heavy-duty, 150μm, clear plastic side sheets supplied in 50-metre rolls and convenient widths of 4, 5 and 6 metres.
Made from stainless, spring steel, KlampClips are like an extra pair of hands when lining clamp walls with side sheets. Available in two sizes (100-150mm clamp wall width x 700mm long, and 200-300mm clamp wall width x 1000mm long), both are available in packs of 25.