After putting the roughage in the pit, you can seal your roughage within half an hour without much physical effort. Unsealing your roughage is also much easier.
The PVC tubes are placed in the seams (at the bottom) of the sheets. The tubes function as a drain for rainwater that enters the silo.
The two sheets are pulled towards each other by tightening the clamping straps. This enables the silage to be covered 100% airtight.
The sheets placed on the left side of the silo have a steel tube with a clamping strap attached. The sheets on the right side have a pulling eye. The strap and pulling eye have to be connected and then both sheets can be pulled towards each another.
The sheets have several seams (one meter in between) which makes it possible to set up your own preferable length of the sheets. This way it’s very easy to add additional cuts in layers over the full surface area.
The agricultural foil has to be approx. 10 or 20 cm on the floor. The woven sheets are positioned between the silo walls and the foil/silage. At the bottom seam of the sheets are pvc tubes. These tubes ensure the sheets stay put and that rainwater that enters the silo is being drained.
The sheets are 2 meter wide. When you are feeding you only have to remove one sheet of 2 meters. This way losses are being reduced significantly.
It’s important to pack your silage as round as possible. This way the sheets can be pulled to each other more perfectly and there isn’t any space between the sheets and the silage. Ofcourse this improves the quality of your silage overall.
Before you can install the sheets, you first have to cover the silage with agricultural foil. The foil makes the silage waterproof.
Silage in layers.
When you add additional cuts in layers over the full surface area of the silo you can improve the quality of your silage. This way of filling the silo is already very common in a lot of countries. The biggest advantage is that the compaction is better and the quality of the different cuts is more consistent when feeding out.
This way of compacting is very easy with the use of Silage Safe. Opening and closing of the system is very easy, so you can save much time. You’re also able to compact in a precise manner, with minimal amounts of physical effort. The quality of the silage is as it’s best, due to zero waste on the surface and edges.
All of this leads to an optimal silage intake of the cattle, which results in better health and a higher milk production.
Decent quality = long service life
All used materials are high quality which results in a long service life without any maintenance needed. The woven sheets are manufactured according to the newest technologies. This makes sure they are extremely strong and are resistant to tearing. The steel tubes are made out of high grade steel and are hot-dip galvanized. This provides optimal protection against corrosion. The spanners are completely made out of stainless steel.
The Silage Safe system is the perfect solution for every dairy farm, which want to open and close their silage in a quick, efficient and labour saving way.