New Bale Length Requirements

No one gives you a more versatile bale length range.

New Bale Length Requirements:

Minimum:    35”
Maximum*:  42”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use the Adjustable Bale Stop to dial in the shorter 35″ & 36″ bales.  To adjust simply:

  • Remove 2 bolts
  • Lift Bale Stop, disengaging bottom notches
  • Move to desired notch increment
  • Lower Bale Stop, engaging bottom notches
  • Replace 2 bolts at corresponding hole location

 

 

Why does the Band-It limit the length of the bale to a minimum of 35”?

Because you demand stable stacks:

The length of the small square bale is the width of the bundle. The shorter your bales, the narrower the base is for the bundle. The narrower the bundle, the more tipsy your stacks will be. Bales less than 35” long from your baler make stacks that are unsafe and unacceptable. The longer the bale, the more stable the stack.

Stable stacks are Safe stacks.
Stack Higher, Stack Safer with Bale Band-It Bundles.
What are you going to trust your stacks to?

3 Reasons why short / light bales cost you and your customers more money:

Shipping
Handling
Storage

Shipping:

There is a balance between bales being light enough for the end user, yet enough product in the bale to keep efficiencies.

The Bale Band-It has the versatility to utilize the full payload, or to meet the lighter demands of the local market; all the while keeping you out of “Fluff Range” that has troublesome inefficiencies.

Short /light bales are not efficient for Shipping.

Enclosed Van
Trailer, 53′ x 102″ with desired payload of 45,000 lbs.

Bale Weight (lb)

Approx Bale Length (in)

Bales / load**

Payload

% Less Payload

72

42

630

45360

-0.8%

Bale Band-It Range

70

42

630

44100

2.0%

65

40

630

40950

9.0%

60

38

672

40320

10.4%

55

38

672

36960

17.9%

50

35

756

37800

16.0%

Fluff Range

45

35

756

34020

24.4%

40

35

756

30240

32.8%

**Assuming bales are in 21 bale bundles.

 

Handling:

If you have 50% less product in a bale it will take 2 times more handling, for the same amount of hay.

Light bales are not efficient for Handling.

Bale Weight (lb)

% Less Product in each bale

Handling Multiplier***

% More Handling

72

0.0%

0

0

Bale Band-It Range

70

2.8%

1.03

2.9%

65

9.7%

1.11

10.8%

60

16.7%

1.20

20.0%

55

23.6%

1.31

30.9%

50

30.6%

1.44

44.0%

Fluff Range

45

37.5%

1.60

60.0%

40

44.4%

1.80

80.0%

*** Handling Multiplier: Multiply your handling cost to move a 72 lb bale by “Multiplier” to see the handling cost of lighter bale weights.

Lighter bales yield:

  • more picking up with your loader
  • more loading on trailers
  • more unloading
  • more cost to operators and end consumers

No matter how you handle the bales, individually or in 21 Bale Band-It Bundles, lower bale weight means lower efficiencies.

The Bale Band-It gives you the versatility to be as efficient as possible. All the while keeping you out of “Fluff Range” that has expensive inefficiencies. Don’t like to handle heavy bales, that’s why the Bale Band-It was invented. Takes all the labor out of moving hay until you are ready to feed it…one flake at a time.

Storage:

Short / light bales are not efficient for Storage.

Barn Storage Size:  100′ x 100′ x 18′ inside height clearance

3 Bundles High

4 Bundles High

Bale Weight (lb)

Approx Bale Length (in)

Total Bales

Tons Hay

% Less Hay in Storage

Total Bales

Tons Hay

% Less Hay in Storage

72

42

-

-

-

29,232

1,052

0.0%

Bale Band-It Range

70

42

-

-

-

29,232

1,023

2.8%

65

40

-

-

-

31,248

1,016

3.5%

60

38

-

-

-

32,256

968

8.0%

55

38

-

-

-

32,256

887

15.7%

50

35

26,460

662

37.1%

35,280

882

16.2%

Fluff Range

45

35

26,460

595

43.4%

35,280

794

24.6%

40

35

26,460

529

49.7%

35,280

706

33.0%

Can stack short bales 3 bundles high

Short bales not recommended 4 bundles high

 

* An occasional bale length up to 44″ will go thru the machine with no problems, but it is not recommended to have a bundle full of 44″ bales.