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Silage Harvesting Machines

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Silage is a forage conservation process. It refers to products whose preservation is based on the presence of lactic acid from fermentation (anaerobic process). Lowering the resulting pH halts all life and silage is perfectly preserved, as long as it is not in contact with air.

Silage concerns mainly herbaceous crops such as Chloris Gayana and corn. Indeed, the high nitrogen content in crops such as alfalfa are poorly suited to this method of preservation. The production of silage is an easy but cumbersome operation: digestibility is conditioned by the quality of hashing (especially corn), which requires high power.

Two types of forage harvesters are available on the market:

  • SPFH (Self propelled forage harvesters),
  • and those driven by a tractor.

The harvest

ICS recommends: we sell CLAAS JAGUAR SPFH the market leader, equipped with independent row separators.

In tractor mounted versions, we can provide different systems:

  • 1 row on the rear of the tractor for very small surfaces (Lely Storm 75)
  • 2 independent rows on the rear of the tractor: Kemper Champion C1200
  • 3 or 4 independent rows on the front of the tractor (requires a front hitch with PTO) or rear of the tractor (requires reverse drive): Kemper C2200 or C3000.
  • 3 or 4 independent rows towed behind the tractor: Dion Ag F41 system.

Baling, for market purposes

For producers wishing to market their silage, it is necessary to wrap the silage in order to avoid air-contact, and ensure good quality during shipping.

ICS recommends

We offer different solutions for baling:

  • Small square bales of 35kg
  • Small round bales of 80kg
  • Large round bales, between 450 and 800kg
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