The covering system is suitable for all types of silage: grass silage, maize, spent grain, potato fibres, pressed pulp, etc. It is important that the silage is pressed with curve on top. It is not possible to press feeds such as spent grans, but you can solve this by spreading it evenly with a rake. If the curve of your silage is good, you can cover it airtight with Silage Safe.
The delivery time within the Netherlands is 3 days* and in Belgium it is 4 days*. In other countries the delivery time may differ. Please contact us or your dealer for this.
- In the weeks before the first cut and maize harvest, take into account a slightly longer delivery time: 7 days.
No, blockages rarely occur. The drainage pipes are between the silo walls and agricultural plastic, so the silage cannot enter the pipes.
No, the silo walls are necessary for the use of Silage Safe. This is due to the principle: the woven cloths are placed between the roughage and the silo walls, so that the roughage is closed off 100% airtight. Due to the trainage pipes in the lower seams and the pressure of the roughage against the walls, the cloths get stuck and you can pull the cloths together with a lot of tension.
Yes, Silage Safe can withstand various weather conditions. The different parts of the covering system are all individually inspected for quality and service life. Our cloths are UV resistant and can withstand a high ensile stress. The drainage pipes ensure good drainage during heavy rain showers. The winter months are no problem either; with frost you can easily loosen the towing eyes and taking silage out is a simple job.
The covering system consists of parts that are made in different places, mainly in the Netherlands and Belgium. The cloths are custom made to the required length at the Silage Safe workshop. Here the orders are also packed and shipped to the customer. Depending on your preference, you can receive your covering system in a box or storage rack.
There is a seam at the bottom of the woven cloths. This contains the drainage pipes that drain the rainwater to the front of the silo. Because the roughage is ensiled the water runs down the sides, towards the drainage pipes. So no more water remains on your silage pit.
The woven cloths undergo a strict quality control. In various tests that put a lot of tension on the cloths, we ultimately achieved the best quality, in collaboration with our weaving mill. Even if you accidentally get into the cloths with your silage grabber or cutter the cloths will remain undamaged.
We have to be honest: covering the first time takes some time. This is mainly due to the preparation; preparing the parts prior to ensiling itself. But once you’ve ensiled, the covering does pretty quickly. You only need to put the cloths over the pit and tighten everything. Depending on your sildo size, this takes on average half an hour. The biggest time savings come into play when you’re ensiling in layers. Opening and closing Silage Safe is very easy and does save time. You will have covered your silage pit within half an hour. This also applies to silage; simply loosen the towing eye and place it back over the wall.