Bale Banding

Bale Banding Creates Efficiency!

At Statewide Bale Banding, we understand that efficiency is key during your hay harvest. Rectangular bales are an easily manageable size and shape for you, and works well for everyday feeding and bedding. But the process of creating, moving and storing those bales can become very time consuming. We provide you with services to cut the time and labour down, allowing you to focus your time and energy on other things!

Benefits of Bale Banding

  • Working with Statewide Bale Banding eliminates manual labour when banding bundles of hay together!
  • Banding your hay bales makes transportation of your hay supply easier
  • Banding your hay bales means hay bale storage becomes safer and more effective
  • Banded bale bundles are easy to handle and can be moved multiple times without coming a part.

What Services does Statewide Bale Banding Offer?

Statewide bale banding CAN help with:

Packaging together your baled hay into bundles of 21.

Statewide Bale Banding CANNOT help with:

Cutting or mowing your hay crop

Raking your hay crop

Baling the hay into rectangular bales

Transporting the banded packs of 21 hay bales to sheds for storage

Bale Banding Services Western Australia

Our Hay Bale Requirements

In order to make sure our Bale Baron Machinery can process your bales, there are a number of requirements that your hay bales need to meet.

  • Your hay bales can range in length from 820mm – 850mm

These hay bales will then be collected by our machinery and collated in stacks of 3×7 to make banded bundles of 21.

Statewide Bale Banding Farm Hay Harvest Services Bale Requirements

How Bale Banding Works

We use machinery that collects stacks of 3 bales and compiles these into bundles of 21 bales, consisting of 7 columns of bales. The bales are collected by the Bale Baron and once the last of the 21 bales are within the machinery, they are compressed together and tied in a package using a Rasspe Knotter. As the next bundle is forming, the completed pack is forced out of the machine’s chamber down a ramp and placed on the ground within your field.

Bale Banding Creates Efficiency

There are 4 main stages to the process!

Stage 1: In-Field Pick Up

Each bale is collected individually by being lifted up by vertical rollers at the front of the machine. It is placed on a conveyer belt and brought to the rotary table within the machine. We steer our machine around your field and aligning the guides to ensure each bale is picked up with care.

Stage 2: Staging and Loading

The bale then travels to the turntable within the machine that rotates each bale into the correct position. Once 3 bales are correctly positioned, they are then pushed into the banding chamber to form a bundle.

Stage 3: Tie Cycle

Once the chamber is filled with all 7 bundles of 3 hay bales, the machinery’s tying system kicks into action, using double knots of plastic twine to securely fasten the large bundle together. There is a plunger inside the chamber that also compresses the bundle as it is being knotted, to ensure a tight and secure package that is easy to transport and store without falling apart.

Stage 4: Bundle Ejection

Once the bundle of hay bales is completely secured, the gate at the end of the machine is opened. Then as the next group of hay bales enters the chamber, the banded bundle is pushed down a roller ramp onto the ground behind the machine.