SilaPactor™ - Impressive Silage Compaction
Increase silage compaction by up to 40%.
The Kelvin Cave SilaPactor is the latest product from Kelvin Cave Ltd to help farmers and contractors improve clamp silage quality. The SilaPactor, at 3m wide and weighing 4,000kg with 11 individual roller rings, can increase dry matter compaction density by up to 40% when compared to conventional tractor rolling. This increases the forage value retained and means less time and fuel needed to compact a clamp.
The innovative SilaPactor complements the Kelvin Cave range by improving dry matter retention and aerobic stability at feed out. Farmers in the UK are currently achieving a typical silage density of 180kg of dry matter per cubic metre, whereas their counterparts in some European countries are achieving densities of up to 320kg of dry matter per cubic metre by using this equipment.
These compaction improvements, which result in higher nutrient retention, better fermentation and utilisation of clamp space and lower fuel consumption, can produce a considerable saving in overall feed costs.
- Increase silage compaction by up to 40%
- Make fewer passes: less fuel, less time
- Compact right to the edges of the clamp
- Reduce DM losses
- Improve silage quality
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