THE SECRET TO THE ART OF WEAVING
Once a long journey…
Weaving is one of the oldest crafts of mankind. Once distant cultures dominated the high art of warp and weft. Nowerdays modern weaving machines manufacture the best fabrics of our time. And thus today you can find the best protective fabrics at Zill.
WORLDWIDE THE NR.1
Thanks to elaborate weaving, innovative machine technology and the use of high-quality raw materials, Zill silo protection covers are considered the best worldwide. Millions of farmers trust Zill’s robust and durable silo covers to protect their valuable silage.
Accessories & Supplies
The Nr. 1 on the Silo
A high-quality silo protection grid ensures the cover films to stay fully intact and ultimately protects the silage. It is therefore an important component of the professional silo coverage. High thread thickness, grammage, sliding resistance and UV stability are the essential features for a high-quality protective net. You can find out more about silo protection covers in the following FAQs.
Silo protection grids (also called silo protection nets) are placed over the silo coverage to protect them from external influences (eg hail, bird pecking). The net is woven from extremely robust monofilament yarns (HDPE). The stronger the yarn is, the denser is the weave and therefor the better is the protection.
Silage protection covers are primarily needed by farmers to protect silage films over their harvest from damage, thus preventing water and air from entering the silage.
If water or air enter into the valuable silage, there are losses due to mould or incorrect fermentation. To prevent this, silo protection grids are needed. They protect the silage films from environmental influences such as hail or storm and from damage caused by wild animals, rodents and bird pecking. They also have a wind-breaking effect, which prevents the foil from flapping underneath.
Zill silo protection grids can be purchased from all agricultural retailers. Due to our high storage capacity, we can supply retailers with large quantities in various versions and sizes within a very short time.
The price for a silo protection cover is calculated from the size (length and width) as well as the performance characteristics such as grammage, thread thickness and weaving adjustment. Your local retailer can give you the exact prices.
Silo protection nets are available in the following versions:
zilltex300 – ca. 300 g/m²
zilltec260 – ca. 260 g/m²
zilltec 240 – ca. 240 g/m²
tec220 – ca. 220 g/m²
All Zill silo protection covers are highly UV-resistent and can therefore be used for several years.
From experience Zill silo protection nets have a service life of more than 10 years when professionally stored and applicated. However, the silo nets should be replaced if they have holes, tears or other damage.
To cover a silo correctly, several steps must be noted.
Step 1: First, cover the walls with side wall film. Our silo side wall clamps can help you here.
Step 2: Lay the underlayer film as the first layer over the silage, then fold the side wall film from the outside over the underlay or suction film.
Step 3: Now cover the silo with the silo film.
Step 4: In order to protect the silage film from damage, a silage protection grid should absolutely be placed on top.
Step 5: Now weigh down the silo protection grid with silo bags and place them in lines across the silo.
For bulk silos and bunker silos with a steep pile, the silo bags can be afixed with the quick'n fix silo bag fastening system.
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