Despite the availability of several products for baling, net wrap offers a handful of unique advantages.
Net wrap offers advantages not seen in other materials used for baling. The material is highly durable and can be reused, which saves you money. The net wrap also provides the perfect balance of protection against moisture and dirt while ensuring that your product arrives at its destination safely.
Some other advantages of the net wrap are that it is easy to handle and less expensive than some other materials. It also provides a more environmentally friendly option for your product, which can be important when trying to reduce the amount of waste you produce in general.
Only 1¼ to 2½ turns of the bale are required to wrap a bale with net wrap. If you’re using baling twine, baling requires at least 20 turns. It has advantages over other products used for bundling materials, such as its resistance to wear and tear. It does not need to be untied before use — this saves time that would have otherwise been spent on manually tying material.
The net wrap is more versatile than any other material used for bales. It can be picked up by a trailer or a tractor and hauled out to market for sale; this eliminates the need to load up the truck with heavy metal containers, saving fuel costs from running the engine. It’s also very light, so it doesn’t require as much labour when transporting them around.
The net wrap retains freshness because of its breathable material that allows airflow through it while keeping dust out from the bales. Hay can dry out quickly if not properly stored or transported with care due to the lack of airflow. It’s an attribute not found in other alternatives.
When using net wrap baler over other materials like twine, rope, and others, there are fewer threads and knots on bales, so they have better strength without sacrificing space used when storing them or preparing for the transportation. Less threading also reduces friction between layers within each bale.
In addition, net wrap is easier to cut and tie than other materials. The advantage of this is that it minimizes the need for additional tools and time spent tying each bale together, ultimately saving more money in labour costs by reducing both threading costs and maintenance. The net wrap also has a much lower risk of breaking down during use because fewer threads with less strain being put on them while being wrapped around the fibres.
Using only one type of material ensures no confusion when doing different jobs (such as packing for shipping) rather than having many types, making things hard to differentiate from one another.
The net wrap is advantageous because when you spin the bale in the chamber fewer times, there is less leaf loss. The loss is expected at 1.0% of dry matter with net wrap. On the other hand, using twine accounts for at least a 2.5% loss.
Finally, tarps can help absorb moisture and prevent spoilage in outdoor hay storage, but sometimes challenging to maintain. When considering storing bales outside, it’s essential to consider the weather. Water-shedding ability is a perceived advantage of net wrap on bales situated outside.