John Deere's new B-Wrap baling material works like regular baling net, but provides a weather-resistant barrier to protect hay quality for outdoor hay storage.
The new wrap resists rain and snow and helps protect bales from ground moisture. Plus B-Wrap has microscopic pores that allow water vapor within the bale to escape.
B-Wrap comes in rolls like net wrap and works in Deere's 7, 8, and most 9 Series Round Balers equipped for applying net wrap. The only change in equipment involves a small B-Wrap kit installed by a dealer. Once in the field, changing between net and B-Wrap takes less than five minutes.
Users in tests have reported B-Wrap helped keep storage losses near 2% to 3% as compared with around 15% with net.
For more information, visit www.johndeere.com.
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