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Eigen Haard 29
8561 EX Balk, The Netherlands
+31 (0)514 745050
Frequently asked questions.
How fast can you cover with Silage Safe?
We’re honest: covering for the first time takes some time. This is mainly due to the preparation; preparing the parts prior the silaging itself. Once you have compacted the pit, the covering goes very fast. You only have to put the sheets over the silage and tighten everything. Depending on the size of your silo this takes about half an hour. The greatest time gain is when your fill the silo in layers over the full surface area. Especially then, opening and closing the system is very simple and it saves time. Within half an hour you can have your silage covered again. This also applies to when you’re unloading silage from the silo; simply loosen the clamping straps and put the sheets over the walls.
What is the delivery time?
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 more information.
* Last weeks before the first cut and corn harvest, put in mind that the delivery time can be upwards of 7 days.
What kind of silages can be covered with Silage Safe?
The covering system is suitable for all types of Silage: grass, corn, beer mash, potato fiber, pressed pulps, etc. It’s important that the silage is compacted as round as possible. Some kinds of feed are not suitable to compact with a shovel or tractor. In this situation it’s better to do this manually with a rake for example. When the shape of the silage is round enough you will be perfectly able to cover your silage with Silage Safe and make it 100% airtight.
Can you use Silage Safe without a silo?
No, the silo walls are necessary for the use of the Silage Safe system. This is due to the idea behind it: the woven sheets are positioned between the silage and the silo walls. Because of this the silage can be covered 100% airtight. The drains in the lower seems and the pressure that’s exerted from the silage against the silo walls, the sheets are stuck and now you’re able to pull the sheets together very firmly.
Is agricultural foil still necessary?
Yes, agricultural foil is necessary to protect your silage against water. If desired it’s possible to first put a layer of (transparent) agricultural foil over the silage, then cover the silage in agricultural plastic and then seal it with the Silage Safe sheets. How this works? View it here.
How strong are the sheets?
The woven sheets undergo a strict quality check. During various tests where a lot of tension has been placed on the sheets, we’ve developed the best quality in cooperation with our weaver. Even if you accidently scrap the sheets when feeding out the sheets remain undamaged.
Is the system weather-resistant?
Yes, Silage Safe is resistant to various weather conditions. The individual parts are inspected for quality and durability. Our sheets are UV-resistant and are resistant to high tensile stress. The drais ensure excellent results, even during heavy rain. The winter months pose no threat either; even with frost the clamping straps can be loosened without any effort.
How is Silage Safe manufactured?
Silage Safe consists of parts that are produced at various locations, mainly in the Netherlands and Belgium. The sheets are cut to the required length at the Silage Safe workshop. Here the orders are picked, packed and set to the customer. Depending on your preference you can receive the covering system in a box or a storage rack.
How does the drainage work?
The woven sheets have several seams (one meter in between). Drains have to be placed down at the bottom seam and they have to drain the water to the front of the silo. Because the silage is compressed in a round shape, the water runs down the sides towards the drainage pipes. Because of this, no water is left on top of the pit. Watch the video explaining the operation of the tubes.
Do the drainage pipes get clogged at some point?
No, clogging’s are very rare. The drainage pipes are between the silo walls and the agricultural plastic, so the silage cannot enter the drains.
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