It was clear that the advent of the combine following the stationary thresher resulted in a straw that was comparatively bent and bruised. It was unsuitable for many traditional applications such as thatching. The advent of rotary combines has produced a similar jump in the condition of straw; many varieties break up into shorter lengths and so much so that it is difficult for some types of baler pick-up to gather the swath. Many types of rotary baler find it difficult to hold these short lengths without significant losses back onto the ground.
KeywordsCapital Cost Caustic Soda Large Bale Straw Manual Handling Process
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