The silage is dumped onto the conveyor belt (the green platform you see) which then gets pushed into the plastic bags one truck load at a time. It takes about 3-4 minutes to unload one truck load.
The purpose of keeping silage in bags is to prevent air from getting in and causing it to spoil. The same as storing your own food in an airtight container. When all is finished, we end up with seven bags that vary in length from 100 feet to 250 feet long.
This is what it looks like close up.
Here is Bryce standing in an opening to one of the bags that is currently being used.
Every year the silage trucks pick away at the road (our driveway) leading up to our house. But this year with all the late, wet weather we've had, has left the ground extremely soft for May and is by far the worst year for wear and tear on our driveway. Not sure yet, what's going to happen with the driveway. Yikes!