10 ways to avoid injury when filling silage clamps

With forage harvesters at work across the country this month, now is a good time to check silage clamps and effluent tanks for potential structural faults before, during and after filling.

Clamps are frequently made of precast concrete panels, and cracking and damage can occur over time and during mechanical operations.

It is essential panels are in good order prior to filling the clamp and  careful operating procedures are adhered to during and after filling, the research group advised.

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Below are 10 tips to ensure your clamp is in good, working order and prevent injury.