Sometimes, farmers and contractors lack the know-how when choosing twine making bales.
It’s time to dispel the confusion and reap the benefits of the new twines designed to deliver optimal production under a variety of conditions.
The new twines reflect the latest revolution in baling since the arrival of large balers, and the replacement of sisal with polypropylene. Keep reading for some valuable balers twine tips.
The knotting mechanism used today has remained virtually unchanged since twines were used for the first time over 150 years ago. However, the quality of the twine increased considerably two years ago, and a new product categorisation method aims to help users choose the right option. It allows them to reap the benefits of longer, stronger spools, enables producing better bales at a lower cost.
Advanced raw materials and improved processes allow the wine to be better adapted to specific pressing situations. A revolutionary new colour coding system implemented in collaboration with baler manufacturers around the world aims to simplify choice.
Farmers and contractors are now reliably producing more bales, with less downtime and significant cost savings by taking into account the new colour-coded twines.
The new four-colour system adapts the type of twine to the baling conditions, the crop and the baler, with a rainbow icon on the packages indicating the chosen option.
The green segment twine, in particular, has the strength and flexibility of knotting perfectly suited to all crops under normal baling conditions.
However, the orange segment twine is the most popular and best-performing twine for all crops and balers, where high density is required.
The red coded twines are specially designed for the production of the dense bales. They can also be used when baling in extreme conditions, such as high temperatures and low humidity.
The twine for high-density balers is ideal for working with straw in extreme density conditions or high temperatures, with short stems of straw and corn.
Specially crafted twines that are more resistant to abrasion have also been developed for high-density baling and a single knot system.
Some more valuable balers twine tips:
Particular attention should be paid to the pressure of the bale depending on the type and conditions of the crops. For example, during extended periods of dry and hot weather, straw bales can be much lighter than under normal circumstances. It will produce the same outcome even if the press is set to the same pressure settings.
Increasing the pressure to produce denser bales will exert higher tension on the twine, which may lead to potential failures.
If you experience any difficulty, reduce the pressure setting or use another type of heavier twine.
The baler manufacturer’s manual provides useful information on the controls to be carried out in the event of a problem with the preparation of bales.
Regular checking of the condition of the twine knives, holding knives and hooks while ensuring correct threading and the state of the twine guides and tension plates facilitate an excellent baling process.