Posted by Reedy Fork Organic Farm on 1/28/2012 to News
"Yet another of the new things we have at Reedy Fork Farm is a new feed bagger. Since the bagger has been installed and put to use by the mill our bagging time has been cut dramatically. It now only takes 1/4 of the time than it did when we had to fill the bags manually. Three men can bag 1 ton of feed in 12-15 minutes. As you can see in the videos below, first, the bag paper bag is clamped on the the machine that disburses the feed and fills the bag to the specified weight ‚Äì which for us is 50 pounds. The paper bag is then unclamped and dropped on the conveyor belt. A second person straightens and closes the bag to allow the machine to sew on the tag ‚Äì and to sew the bag closed. Finally, the bag is taken off of the conveyor belt by the third person and stacked on the pallet ‚Äì ready to deliver to you! https://www.youtube.com/embed/hHOXYqhgbOY https://www.youtube.com/embed/oxpZokaIOCI https://www.youtube.com/embed/HYYKkEAtFDw"