KUHN is so sure that its latest film binding innovation is the next ‘big thing’ that it has taken to the road to show off its attributes.

Live demonstrations of the patented system are being staged across the country over the summer months, to provide many opportunities for farmers to see the award-winning technology in action.

Winner of the silver award in the Livestock Innovation category at LAMMA 2019, it uses wrap instead of net binding on big bales, thereby improving bale conservation quality whilst simultaneously reducing the burden of recycling.

Unlike other film binding systems which use wide mantle rolls to perform the bale binding function, Kuhn’s 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, this system also reduces 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 Kuhns’s FBP 3135 BalePack and i-BIO round baler-wrapper combination machines, both of which also use the IntelliWrap system which enables the operator to wrap the bale with 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 layers of film as appropriate. Both can also be used with conventional net binding. Switching between film and net binding is quick and simple as the two systems are separate, with enough space available to carry film and net rolls at the same time.