Estudio de la incidencia de la geometría del silo sobre la capacidad de extendido y compactado

  1. Cascudo, N.
  2. Campa, Y.
  3. Sousa, S.
  4. Amiama, C.
Spanish journal of rural development

ISSN: 2171-1216

Ano de publicación: 2014

Volume: 5

Número: 3

Páxinas: 9-20

Tipo: Artigo

Outras publicacións en: Spanish journal of rural development


Harvesting silage corn requires a perfect coordination between several equipments (forage harvesters, transport vehicles and packers) in order to avoid bottlenecks. In the current work we have studied the process of filling the silo, in order to determine the impact that issues such as the width of the silo, the fill level and the slope of the access ramp have on the performance of the spreading and packing processes. Filling of two silos has been monitored, recording the number of packers, the amount of fodder packed, the geometry of the silo, and bottlenecks in the discharge of transport vehicles. This study enables us to conclude that for a correct management of the process it is necessary to care packers� coordination, as well as, avoid excessive slopes on the access ramp.