So you’ve decided to throw your regular whole or ground sows into a silage dumpster, and you need a silage wrap. This will not only save you in the trouble of hauling, grading and carrying hay around with you when you’re harvesting, but it will also provide you with all the convenience of having a silage feeder without all the work. Why does silage wrap need to be the only method of feeder? It doesn’t, in fact, but that’s not the way it is usually done these days.
The most crucial thing you should do before you purchase a silage feeder is to find out what kind of silage you plan to use. Your feeder will have to be the appropriate size for the type of silage you intend to use, and your tractor will need to have the right capacity for the silage you intend to use. There are lots of different silage feeders on the market, each with their specific features.
You can find a used silage feeder in the market as well, although this will almost certainly be at a much lower price than one new. You can sometimes find a partially disassembled silage loader at yard sales and auctions. This will be cheaper than a new one, but it will still require some basic maintenance to keep it in good condition.
If you are willing to spend a little more money on a silage loader, a second-hand machine will be all you need. If you can, try to locate one that has been maintained by a mechanic, or better yet, ask the owner of the silage dump for his suggestions on what kind of machine to get. If he’s had problems with his machine in the past, he’ll be able to tell you about the repairs he’s made to the silage loader, and of course, what is most important: what kind of silage are you planning to use.
Some people find that purchasing a used silage loader isn’t an option, because they can’t afford to buy one new. If this is the case, they can still opt for a silage wrap instead. Silage wrap used to be only available at commercial silage stores, but the options today are much more limited.
You can find silage wrap at a few types of stores, but they’re usually not available in the same quantities as a silage loader. You can also buy silage wrap on the Internet, but it’s not available in as many stores as the used ones are. Of course, you will have to pay more for the machine than for the silage wrap.
You can find these kinds of machines in most home improvement stores or even on the Internet. It doesn’t matter whether you want a used or a new silage wrap, you’ll be able to find it at a store near you.