The Hitec Bag is a top quality product with 45 years of experience in agricultural plastics behind it.
Hitec Bags are produced by the Plastika Kritis Group, one of the largest producers of specialized agricultural plastics in the world.
The company was established in Greece in 1970, and today operates 8 plants in 7 countries, supplying over 50 countries around the world.
The annual output of Agricultural Films exceeds 90,000 metric tons. Plastika Kritis is able to offer unparalleled quality and consistency due to the fact that the company produces its own masterbatches and additives in-house.
Discover the advantages of the Hitec Bags flexible grain and silage storage system.
The Hitec Grain Bag has proven its durability in all environments, whether buried in snow in Russia and Canada or under the harsh conditions in South Africa and in the desert of Sudan .
The Hitec Grain Bag offers nutritious silage which is essential for healthy, high-yielding cattle. Silage bags ensure top quality feed and minimal losses, along with efficiency on the farm.
Hitec Bags are the market leaders in most major grain-producing countries, where users report they can pack 5-10% more grain into Hitec Bags than other bags of the same size.
Bags should be placed on high and well drained fields with a slight slope. Ground preparation is very important. The soil must be levelled, dry, firm and clean from branches, rocks, water, grain from previous bags, etc. The bag must ideally be placed away from trees and bushes, in the North-South direction so that the sun hits it from both sides during the day.
Remove the Hitec Bag from its box by cutting any bands or cords that secure the box. Do not cut the last cord until the bag is loaded on the tunnel. Locate the “Top center of bag”. Unfold the bag to a flat lying position.
Lift the bag onto the bag loading cradle so the position of the logo and fill bar indicator is at about the 10 o’clock position (left side) when standing facing the tunnel of the bagging machine.
Raise the bag loading cradle to the tunnel height. Clean off the top of the bagger tunnel so that bag will slide on easily. From each side of the cradle, push the bag onto the tunnel. (Some prefer to pull the bag onto the tunnel from the front. If this approach is used, it is best to pull on the cords rather than pulling on the bag). Make sure the bag is positioned as far forward as possible.
Lower the bag tray to the ground. Slide the lower part of the bag into the tray. Raise the tray to leave ¾” – 1 ½” (2 – 4 cm) spacing between the tray lip and the bottom of the tunnel frame. Remove the remaining cords that contain the folds.
Pull out 10-15 feet (3-5 meters) of the Hitec Bag starting from the bottom (where it will lie on the ground when filled), then from the side and finally from the top. Check with the bagging machine manufacturer for proper filling instructions. Attach the bungee cord over the tunnel and hook it on each bottom side under the tray. Bungee cord should be positioned so that the cord holds the bag folds onto the tunnel and only one fold at a time comes off.
Seal the open end of the film.
* Double check to see that the bag is not binding on the machine, that the tray gap is correct and that the fill bar is in position at about 10 o’clock.
Make sure you fill the bag evenly. When filling the Hitec Bag, use the bag fill bar (stretch bar) as a brake pressure setting indicator. Use the ruler supplied in the bag’s box to measure the stretch levels while filling. The maximum stretch is 10%. The intent is to FILL the bag not to STRETCH the bag. The ruler’s red area represents stretching up to 10%; if the bags stretch bar exceeds the total length of the ruler, then the bag is over-stretched. Over-filling the bag in diameter will weaken the bag, cause it to be shorter in length and it will void the manufacturer’s warranty.
Stop filling the bag with about 5m of material left to allow for sealing the end. Be sure to leave enough plastic to allow for closing of the bag and hooking onto the unloader (for Grain Bags).
After filling, seal the open end using the same procedure as used on the beginning end. Grain bags should be sealed as soon as possible. Silage bags can be left open on one end for 48 hours after filling so that the gas created in the bag can exit. Alternatively, seal the silage bag right after filling, on day 2 make a small slit on each end of the bag and leave them open for 24 hours so the accumulated gas can exit. Please stand back when making the slits and do not breathe in the gas. Use the provided repair tape to seal the slits
Grain spilled during filling must be removed from around the bag as it attracts pests (insects and rodents). Regularly check the bag for any damage from birds, rats, deer, foxes, etc. Repair the damage immediately with the approved bag repair tape (included in the box).
Take care when opening the bag before extraction so that it doesn’t “zipper” down its entire length. Before making any vertical cuts, make a small horizontal cut first. This should be made 1′ off-center, avoiding the tight points of the bag. Then make a vertical cut, starting from the horizontal one until the end of the bag. You are now ready to mount the bag on the unloader.