Farmer-invented Wrap Master improves baling efficiency

The designer of the Wrap Master system that featured in this year’s Farmers Weekly Inventions Competition has managed to get his creation into full production.

Joe Grills has agreed a deal with County Laois-based machinery dealership Bailey Machinery Sales that will see his novel wrap and net carrier sold in Ireland as the Grizzly Wrap Master.

The contractor and engineer developed the system for several local farmers and contractors looking to reduce the unnecessary downtime involved in restocking net and wrap while baling.

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Central to the set-up is a hydraulically folding frame mounted on the front linkage, which is tilted by a 70x30mm double-acting ram.

For loading and unloading, the tubes sit in the horizontal position, making it easy to slide rolls on and off – they then pivot back hydraulically to the upright position for transport.

The frame is made from 80x80x5mm box section and 10mm plate – with 70mm tubes fitted to the top to make sure the rolls of wrap don’t move around – and capacities range from eight to 22 rolls.

LED lights are included as standard in the £1,120 asking price and optional extras include a crop press roller, A-frame attachment and work lights.