KUHN's twin-reel film binding bale wrapping system has won a silver award in the 'Livestock Innovation' category of the 2019 LAMMA Innovation Awards.

Unlike other film binding systems which use wide mantle rolls to perform the bale binding function, the Kuhn system uses two standard 750mm stretch film rolls to fully encapsulate the bale. As well as improving silage preservation and making the recycling of waste plastic easier, it is said to also reduce plastic usage by up to 30% by pre-stretching the wrapping film by 70% prior to application.

Film loading is also quicker and easier as each roll weighs just 27kg, compared to the wider rolls which can weigh between 40-90kg.

It is available on the i-BIO+ and FBP 3135 BalePack round baler-wrapper combination machines, both of which also use the IntelliWrap system which enables the operator to wrap the bale with four to nine layers of film.