Western Victorian dairy farmer Dennis Rosolin, Glenfyne, has given the McHale 991 High Speed bale wrapper his seal of approval.
McHale released the wrapper last season and Rosolin, and his brother Peter, purchased one before silage season started. The brothers have since wrapped 2000 bales of silage across two farms and say the twin spools were a definite advantage.
“We had a tube line wrapper, but you needed too much labour so we went back to an individual wrapper,” he says. “The twin spools enabled us to get the job done quicker than a conventional wrapper.”
The twin spools mean the new model can deliver 50% more output.
McHale Sales Manager John Biggins says over the last few years contractors have been asking for a higher output bale wrapper.
“This demand has come about due to baler output increasing and also by the move of some contractors to wrapping bales with six layers instead of four.
“We have tested the 991 High Speed against the 991BE, a machine which is recognised in the market place as having an output of 60 bales per hour. For the test we made sure that oil flow and table rotations were the same and we found the 991 High Speed could wrap three bales while the 991BE could wrap two.
“Therefore it is fair to day that the 991 High Speed has 50% more output.”